Heath Hyde is a prominent trial lawyer and distinguished former prosecutor, who offers clients the experience of more than 400 trials and approximately 1,000 grand jury investigations. His practice focuses on federal criminal litigation, grand jury proceedings, and special investigations.
Trial Virtuoso. Most people agree that the right to be heard is a cornerstone of the U.S. justice system. Heath, however, believes that the true value of justice is not just the right to be heard, but the right to be heard and believed. Trying hundreds of cases has taught Heath that prevailing in court is defined by persuading, not by anesthetizing the decision-maker, judge or jury. Peers and clients alike admire Heath’s ability to convert complicated topics into simple, memorable bullet points. This convincing simplicity— trained and practiced in hundreds of trials over a twenty-year career— is Heath’s cornerstone of success and justice.
Former Prosecutor. Heath started his career as a law clerk to U.S. Attorney James A. Rolfe before deciding to join the government as a prosecutor himself. Heath spent more than a decade as an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas County. In his role as criminal prosecutor, Heath has handled over 5,000 felony prosecutions, including conspiracies, organized crimes, money laundering, drug offenses, domestic violence, aggravated assault, terrorism, and kidnapping. Heath left the DA’s Office with an unmatched trial success rate, including a conviction rate of 100 percent in 87 murder cases.
Client Services. Heath represents clients in all stages of federal investigations, from initial notice to trial and appeal. Most clients approach Heath in times of crisis, typically after being notified of a criminal investigation or an indictment. Heath understands that for professionals, criminal exposure means not just risking freedom, but also possibly losing a license and livelihood. No situation is too hopeless and no case is too complex. Heath has obtained non-prosecution agreements in the rarest of instances and secured favorable outcomes in all stages of a criminal defense case—including post-indictment dismissals and acquittals at trial.