Biography

I am a personal injury lawyer working out of Murphy Battista LLP’s Vancouver and Surrey offices. Prior to attending law school, I attended the University of British Columbia where I obtained a B.A. with a double major in history and political science. After my call to the bar in 2009, I carried on a successful civil litigation practice at a large, full-service law firm in Surrey, where I became a Partner in 2015. I gained valuable experience working as both plaintiff and defence (ICBC) counsel prior to joining Murphy Battista.

My practice now focuses exclusively on representing individuals who have been injured. I take pride in working to obtain fair and reasonable settlements, and when necessary, proceeding to trial on behalf of my clients.

I represent individuals in:

  • personal injury claims
  • medical malpractice claims
  • motor vehicle accident / ICBC claims
  • slip and fall claims
  • insurance denial claims
  • defamation claims, and
  • employment law and human rights matters

A featured guest speaker on the Law Show on CISL 650 AM, I have discussed topics relating to personal injury and motor vehicle accident claims. I have also been interviewed by the CBC for comment on various legal matters.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing hockey, reading and most of all spending time with my family.

Education

  • University of Saskatchewan, LLB, 2008
  • University of British Columbia, BA, 2002

Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • New Westminster Bar Association
  • Member of Surrey Bar Association
  • Director of Surrey Bar Association
  • Former Treasurer, Surrey Bar Association (2014-2016)

Trial Results

Disclaimer: The outcome of every legal proceeding will vary according to the facts and unique circumstances in each individual case. References to successful case results where the lawyers at Murphy Battista LLP have acted for clients are not necessarily a guarantee or indicative of future results.

Veronica Medved and Kevin Hyde were counsel for a 42 year old Romanian immigrant to Canada who sustained injuries to his back in a motor vehicle collision that occurred on August 15, 2013. After immigrating to Canada, the Plaintiff began working as a cleaner at a metal fabrication shop. He enjoyed his work with the Company and was praised for his work ethic. Following the Collision, the Plaintiff was unable to continue to do the physical work associated with his position and the Company had to let him go. At the time of trial, the Plaintiff was working as a casual support worker at a care home. His back continued to bother him at work and limited his employment opportunities. At trial, the Plaintiff was awarded compensation for his injuries and losses in the amount of $604,962, plus costs and disbursements. The written reasons included damages of $70,000 for pain and suffering, $117,000 for past loss of earning capacity, $16,175 for future care, and $400,000 for loss of earning capacity.

Raj Dewar and Kevin Hyde were counsel for a 34 –year-old third generation stonemason who sustained injuries to his neck and right shoulder in two motor vehicle collisions. ICBC denied fault for both collisions until 2 days before the start of trial. The Plaintiff proceeded to trial and was awarded compensation for his injuries and losses in the amount of $673,770 plus costs and disbursements. The Plaintiff was also awarded double costs from the time of his formal offer to settle, beating ICBC’s formal offer to settle by over half a million dollars. The oral reasons included damages for $130,000 for pain and suffering, $98,600 for future care, and $395,000 for loss of earning capacity.

Kevin Hyde was co-counsel for a plaintiff property developer who successfully sued an assignee of a contract of purchase and sale on an indemnity agreement for damages and costs amounting to $125,255.77 that arose out of a failed real estate transaction.  Full indemnification for legal fees was also ordered following the trial.

Kevin Hyde was counsel for a plaintiff property developer who successfully sued the Defendant on a failed real estate transaction, obtaining damages for breach of contract, as well as pre-judgment interest and costs.

In Joba v. Basant Holdings Ltd, Kevin Hyde successfully defended a corporate client in a contractual dispute. The claim was dismissed in its entirety and costs were awarded to the client.

Testimonials

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J P
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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kevin Hyde and am impressed with his professionalism and promptness with respect to my ICBC case. I interviewed several lawyers before signing on with Murphy Battista and it’s the best decision I made. As soon as ICBC found out I am working with Murphy Battista, the case was referred to another adjuster at ICBC and my treatment referrals started getting approved right away. You owe it to your self to at least speak with them if you require any services they provide. Many of the law firms that I interviewed would have a Client Service Manager or Office Manager type person take down my information, and then I would get 5 minutes with the actual lawyer to ask questions. Not here, Kevin spent close to two hours with me and my girlfriend getting to know us and our situation everything we should expect in the next while. The case is not close to being settled yet, but I am confident that I am in good hands.

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Grace Sun
5

I am very lucky to have Kevin Hyde as my lawyer. I got compensated more than I had expected thanks to Kevin’s due diligences and hard work. Thank you so much, Kevin!

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Glenn Bennett
5

I feel very fortunate that I was able to have Mr. Kevin P Hyde represent me in negotiating a fare settlement with ICBC after I was injured in an automobile accident. Kevin’s knowledge, experience and expertise in dealing with personal injury claims really made a difference. That, along with his excellent negotiating skills, made me feel confident that he would achieve a very favorable settlement outcome for me. I am very satisfied with the settlement Kevin negotiated for me. Kevin worked very hard for me and I would not hesitate recommending Kevin P Hyde to anyone who is in need of a personal injury lawyer.

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Sheryl Stewart
5

I just settled my ICBC personal injury claim with Kevin Hyde and am very happy with my settlement and the attentive manner in which Kevin and the staff at Murphy Battista handled my case. I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone wanting a caring, professional, attentive, quality result. Thank you Kevin , Erin and all at Murphy Battista for helping me get my life back!

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Nathalie Brunette
5

I want to say thank you to Kevin Hide, Steven Gibson, Scott Stanley and crews for helping me with my ICBC case. I would recommend this law firm to everyone that’s needs a professional and caring law firm. Steven, I thank you for being there for me at the time when I needed you most. Scott, this was a very difficult situation for the extenuating circumstances that presented themselves, and they went above and beyond to ensure my interests were always at the forefront. I was amazed at how much Kevin Hikes had dug into my files, and how he was indeed putting his full attention to this matter, which realistically is a small dollar amount in the grand scheme of things, but all that didn’t matter to Kevin, his pride and focus was on getting me the best result he could under the circumstances… even though I was in an accident that was not my fault, Murphy Battista continued to cover the cost of my rehabilitation. Kevin’s explanation of the risks and consequences of going to court, and the costs associated, and the rewards I might expect from such a judgment and possible subsequent appeal, helped me better understand that I was in a very unique position, between a rock and a hard place. Kevin, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, after 4.5 years of this turmoil, your work and efforts got me the most I could expect under the unique circumstances that presented themselves, and for that I am truly grateful. You’re pride and focus helped me to write a final chapter in dealing with ICBC!

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Rebecca Smigel

I highly recommend Kevin Hyde and his team at Murphy Battista. As a client, I felt cared for and am so grateful I had Kevin in my corner. I feel valued and will always be grateful for all his hard work.

My practice focuses exclusively on representing individuals who have been injured. I take pride in working to obtain fair and reasonable settlements, and when necessary, proceeding to trial on behalf of my clients.

Kevin Hyde

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