David Hyde

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David joined Murphy & Hourihane in September 2010. Prior to joining the firm, David clerked for the Honorable Charles R. Winkler and the Honorable Daniel J. Kelley in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division’s Commercial Calendar Section. While a clerk, David drafted opinions and orders covering the entire range of commercial disputes. Before clerking, David worked on an aldermanic campaign as a Deputy Campaign Manager. David attended Loyola University of Chicago for law school where he was the Editor at Large for Loyola’s International Law Review as well as traveling to Hong Kong as a member of the Willem Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Competition. David attended Wittenberg University where he graduated cum laude, ran cross-country and track and field, and was president of his fraternity. David is a member of Fourth Presbyterian Church, lives in Wicker Park, and just got married to his wonderful wife.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation

    Murphy & Hourihane attorneys know the state and federal courts of Illinois, and have handled hundreds of jury and bench trials.

  • Internal Investigations

    Murphy & Hourihane lawyers undertake internal investigations on behalf of corporate and public agency Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officers, Boards of Directors, Audit Committees and Independent Auditors.

  • Litigation Approach

    We are effective commercial litigators because we understand your business needs. Gene and John treat contract, real estate, tax, financial and regulatory issues as business concerns, not just elements of trial strategy.

  • White Collar

    We understand the new world of white-collar crime, where government regulators and law enforcement officials are expanding their use of civil, criminal and administrative investigations to target individuals in the corporate, financial, government and professional service fields.

  • Corporate Counsel and Transactional

    Murphy & Hourihane lawyers negotiate and close highly sophisticated transactions, representing entrepreneurs and private companies in a broad range of transactions.

Education / Admissions


Wittenberg University, cum laude, 2002

Loyola University Chicago Law School, 2006


State of Illinois Bar, 2006


Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association