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Maria T. Hyde

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Maria Hyde is a member of Shaheen & Gordon’s business law and litigation groups. She represents individual and business clients in a range of civil and commercial matters in state and federal court.

Maria has extensive courtroom experience, including oral advocacy, strategic motion practice, and jury trials. She applies a client-centered philosophy where she prioritizes clients’ specific goals by working diligently and collaboratively with these goals in mind. She also embraces challenges and advocates for her clients with energy and enthusiasm.

Prior to joining Shaheen & Gordon, Maria gained valuable civil litigation experience at a Missouri law firm where she practiced in both metropolitan St. Louis and southern Illinois courts. Before that, she served as a public defender in New Hampshire and Missouri, managing a high caseload of felonies, misdemeanors, parole violations, and juvenile matters, where she protected and defended her clients’ rights and dignity throughout adversarial criminal proceedings.

The privilege of practicing in different regions has afforded Maria a broader perspective of litigation styles and approaches. Her competitive spirit, coupled with her client-focused approach, provides her clients with confident and meaningful representation.


  • New Hampshire State Bar
  • Massachusetts State Bar
  • Missouri State Bar
  • Illinois State Bar
  • Colorado State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois


  • Associate, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., 2024 – present
  • Associate, Baty Otto Scheer, 2023 – 2024
  • Staff Attorney, New Hampshire Public Defender, 2021 – 2023

Professional Associations

  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • The Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis

Community Involvement

  • Speaker and Volunteer, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law - Criminal Practice Clinic
  • Volunteer Mentor and Fall 2019 Volunteer of the Quarter, Merrimack County Teen Court Diversion Program
  • Lead Student Mentor, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law Mentorship Program
  • Co-founder and 2020 Club President, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law Outdoors Club

Awards & Honors

  • Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program
  • Evan A. Evans Moot Court Competition


  • Sports Law Certificate from UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law


  • B.A., University of Florida, 2016
  • M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School, 2018
  • J.D., University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, 2021

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