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J. Keith Hyde

Beaumont, Texas

Keith Hyde practices toxic torts and environmental law and is certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. He is licensed to practice before the Texas and U.S. District Courts as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit.

The Texas Bar Foundation honored Hyde with a Life Fellowship. He was first listed as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in 2009 and has been included on the list every year since. Hyde holds the highest possible rating, in both legal ability and ethical standards, from Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Hyde is a member of the Port Arthur and Jefferson County Bar Associations; the Aggie Bar Association; State Bar of Texas, Environmental and Natural Resources and Health Law Sections. He holds membership in the Texas Trial Lawyers, National Association of Justice, and American Industrial Hygiene Associations.

Hyde completed his undergraduate education at Texas A&M University and his jurisdoctor at the South Texas College of Law.

Additional Contact

Shelly Soileau, (409) 835-6000, ssoileau@provostumphrey.com

Year Joined Firm

  • 1992

Areas of Practice

  • Toxic Torts and Environmental Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Safety Professional (Ret.), Board of Certified Safety Professionals, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Environmental Law
  • Texas A&M University
    • B.S. - 1979

Honors and Awards

  •  "Lawyer of the Year" for Product Liability Litigation, Best Lawyers® in America, US News, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, 2016 - 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business: 2009 - 2019
  • Member, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent Rated 2010 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Sections of Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Health Law
  • Port Arthur Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2014 - Present