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D | (215) 692-1235

O | (215) 692-1234

1601 Market Street

Suite 2420

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103




Environmental/Toxic Tort

Product Liability

Premises Liability

Insurance Fraud Investigation

Motor Vehicle Liability



Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1998

Drexel University, Bachelor of Science, 1993

Charity C. Hyde

Managing Attorney

Charity C. Hyde’s core practice focuses on aviation and environmental/toxic tort litigation, product liability, premises liability, insurance fraud investigation, and motor vehicle liability. Charity has over a decade of experience in leading multi-attorney teams and representing commercial entities, retailers, restaurants, food manufacturers, municipalities and large manufacturing clients in complex, high-exposure, multi-district litigation.

Her extensive defense litigation expertise spanning over 22 years includes arbitrations, mediations, as well as trying bench and jury trials successfully to verdict; most frequently with respect to the investigation and prosecution of professionals and other individuals for submitting fraudulent insurance claims. Charity also served as national coordinating counsel for a large, international manufacturing company for over a decade.

Prior to joining the firm, Charity was an equity partner at a large Philadelphia-based litigation firm. Before entering private practice, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Arnold L. New of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and also served as a legal intern in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Charity is an active champion of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and within her community. Charity lives in Philadelphia with her husband Matthew, and also enjoys spending time at their second home in Anguilla, BWI.




United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1998

New Jersey

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1998

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1998


Memberships & Affiliations


Presentations & Publications

  • Considerations for Business Owners Seeking Recovery of Losses after Civil Unrest and Covid, National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association Annual Conference, March 2022
  • How Claims of Non-Performance of a Contract Seek to Circumvent Montreal Convention Preemption, Co-Authored with Michael Aceto, Perez Morris Aviation Law Tracker, 2021
  • Walking the Tightrope: Waiver of Airline Defenses Under Montreal Convention Can Prove Costly, Despite Recoveries in “Bump” Cases, Co-Authored with Michael Aceto, Esquire, National Retail and Restaurant Association Recent News, January 2021
  • Security Issues and Premises Liability: Be alert! Accidents hurt., Sedgwick and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Charlotte, NC, 2020
  • Phishing & Social Engineering | Artificial Intelligence Forensics | Autonomous Vehicles | Controlling Legal Costs | Social Media Risks | Ethics | Interacting with Government, Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum, Co-Chair, New York City, 2018
  • Avoiding and Defending Bad Faith – Best Claims and Litigation Strategies, Xchanging, London, 2014
  • Malfunction Theory in Product Liability Law, America’s Claims Event (ACE) Conference, June 2014
  • Technological, Cost Effective Advances in Defending Premises Liability Claims, National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association Annual Conference, 2012


Awards & Recognition

  • Fellow of the American Bar Federation
  • Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Fraternity, Member
  • Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
  • Widener University School of Law, Dean’s Honor List


Board Positions & Community Service

  • Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee, Member
  • DRI Diversity for Success Seminar & Corporate Expo Committee, Marketing Chair
  • DRI Diversity for Success Seminar & Corporate Expo Committee, Sponsorship Co-Chair
  • DRI Diversity for Success Seminar & Corporate Expo Planning Committee, Member
  • NAMWOLF Insurance Practice Area Committee (IPAC), Member
  • Following 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria, founded charitable organization Help Anguilla; a relief organization organizing donation, life-saving and necessary goods to Anguilla and Puerto Rico as a rescue effort.