Kevin Murch Perez & Morris

Contact

chyde@perez-morris.com

D | (215) 692-1235

O | (215) 692-1234

100 North 20th Street

Suite 303

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19103

 

Practice

Premises Liability

Aviation

Motor Vehicle Liability

Insurance Fraud Investigation

Toxic Torts

 

Education

Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1998

Drexel University, Bachelor of Science, 1993

Charity C. Hyde

Managing Attorney

Charity C. Hyde is the managing attorney of Perez Morris Hyde. She oversees much of the firm’s litigation in the Northeast. Her core practice includes premises liability, aviation-related litigation, motor vehicle liability, products liability, toxic torts and insurance fraud investigation. Charity is experienced in leading multi-attorney teams and representing commercial entities, retailers, restaurants, food manufacturers, municipalities and large manufacturing clients in complex, high exposure litigation in several states. She served as national coordinating counsel for a large, international manufacturing company for over a decade.

Charity also has extensive defense litigation expertise. She has arbitrated hundreds of cases and tried many to verdict with favorable results. She participated in the investigation and civil prosecution of individuals who submit fraudulent insurance claims, including several medical providers.

Prior to joining the firm, she was an equity partner at a large Philadelphia-based litigation firm. While in law school, Charity clerked for the Honorable Arnold L. New of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. She also was a legal intern in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Charity resides in Philadelphia with her husband, Matthew and enjoys spending time with her family and pets, sailing, reading, and being active in her community.

 

Admissions

Pennsylvania

>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

>American Bar Association, Member

>Philadelphia Bar Association, Member

>Defense Research Institute Diversity and Inclusion Committee (DRI), Member

>International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), Member

>Loss Executives Association (LEA), Member

>Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW), Member

>National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA), Member

>National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Member

>National Retail and Restaurant Association (NRRDA), Member

>Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Member

 

Presentations

>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

>Widener University School of Law, Dean’s Honor List

>Delaware Journal of Corporate Law

>Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Fraternity, Member

 

Board Positions & Community Service

>DRI Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Member, Sponsorship Chair, 2020