Civil Litigation


Civil litigation accounts for more than half of the firm's practice. We successfully and economically represent clients in complex litigation before federal and state courts at the trial level. We also handle matters in arbitration, mediation, and government agency proceedings. From business professionals and partnerships to national and international corporations, each McKellar|Hyde client knows that our lawyers are always readily accessible. Communication with clients – and with each other – is a key factor in successful litigation cases. 

McKellar|Hyde excels in a wide range of litigation and alternative dispute resolution areas, including: 

Contract Disputes
Intellectual Property
Products Liability
Real Estate

McKellar|Hyde offers our clients sophisticated strategies and creative solutions in all areas of the law, not just the specific practice areas listed above.

Personal Injury


McKellar|Hyde has represented a wide range of plaintiffs in their personal injury matters, including car wrecks and medical malpractice. The personal injury practice accounts for a large portion of the firm's practice.

Estate Planning


McKellar|Hyde's estate planning practice handles the drafting of wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and life insurance trusts. McKellar|Hyde also handles the drafting of prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Real Estate


McKellar|Hyde's real estate practice has developed a reputation for responsive and cost-effective representation. Primarily handled by Lyndsay Smith, the real estate practice represents developers, investors, landlords, tenants, and borrowers in all aspects of real estate acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing, and development.



McKellar|Hyde prides itself on being a full-service law firm that can fulfill all of our clients' legal needs. Armed with diverse skills and expansive knowledge, we accompany our clients as they and their businesses grow and lead them through the problems they encounter along the way. Using our experience and foresight, we help our clients set up their businesses, assist them in structuring real estate purchases as their businesses expand, and counsel them so that they can maximize their financial potential. 

Our litigation skills mesh well with our transactional practice and help to prevent and resolve problems so that our clients can achieve their long-term business goals while working to avoid future litigation and the associated cost.



 McKellar|Hyde handles all issues that fall within the purview of the probate court, including wills and trusts, will contests, conservatorships, guardianships, and other probate litigation.