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Schwartz Hyde & Sullivan, LLP is located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and B Street on the 24th floor of the Wells Fargo Building in downtown San Diego, California.  




Recognized as a Top Lawyer in San Diego in the area of Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine 2015, 2014 and 2013


Rated AV® / Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. since 1990



Laurel specializes in the resolution of business and real estate disputes, utilizing traditional litigation and appellate processes, augmented by alternative dispute resolution procedures.  In addition to using such resolution procedures as an advocate in resolving conflicts for her clients, Ms. Hyde is a trained arbitrator and mediator.


During law school, she was a published author and served as Associate Editor for the San Diego Law Review.  Ms. Hyde was the chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") Section of the San Diego County Bar Association for 1993.  She has served on the Boards of Commercial Real Estate Women of San Diego (President, 1995), Palomar Christian Conference Center, First Baptist Church of San Diego, and the Interfaith Shelter Network.


Ms. Hyde has addressed groups of both lawyers and real estate owners and professionals on a broad variety of topics, including small business formation, real property leasing, commercial landlord-tenant matters, escrow issues, and the use of injunctions in litigation, while serving as a speaker for numerous organizations such as CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar), Lawyers Club, San Diego Trial Lawyers, and Commercial Real Estate Women.  She has also authored a variety of articles on commercial landlord-tenant issues and various litigation topics.

All California State Courts

United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Federal Claims



Business and Real Property Transactions, Dispute Resolution, and Litigation

Commercial Landlord-Tenant Matters

Public Agency Representation

Insurance Coverage and Bond Enforcement

Entity Governance

University of California, San Diego

(B.A., with highest honors)



University of San Diego School of Law

(J.D., summa cum laude)



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