A native of Carter County, Cameron L. Hyder practiced throughout the 1st and 2nd Judicial Districts in 2005 and 2006. Thereafter, Hyder was appointed as an Assistant State Attorney General in the Criminal Justice Division with the Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter’s Office. Upon his move and transition to Nashville, Hyder continued his career, arguing a number of cases before the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court. In 2008, Hyder began his teaching career as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, and the Appellate Process. In 2012, he was appointed as Legal Director of the Appeals and Hearing Division within the Tennessee Department of Human Services, where he led a division of 28 Administrative Law Judges. Thereafter, Hyder returned to Northeast Tennessee, in March 2013, to return to his passion of trial practice. He is currently located at Hyder Law Office in Historic Downtown Elizabethton, where he focuses on a variety of legal needs for his clients. Hyder, throughout his career, has been an active member of both the Nashville and Tri-Cities communities, where he has served on a number of boards for various non-profit organizations. Hyder has also been sought out as a consultant on a number of areas associated with legal procedure and philanthropic ventures. Hyder has been featured on ABC’s 20/20 and Nancy Grace on HLN, and he more recently has been a featured guest lecturer at Criminal Law Symposiums in the collegiate setting.


Milligan College, B.S. Business Administration

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis, J.D.


Tennessee, 2004

United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2005

United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2006

United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2007

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2007


Colonel Aide de Camp, Governor’s Staff

2008 HOBY Superior Leadership Seminar Award

2009 HOBY Superior Leadership Seminar Award

2009 Nashville Young Leaders Council, Class 52

2010 HOBY Superior Leadership Seminar Award

2010 Nashville Emerging Leader Nominee

2010 EDC Fashion For Everybody “Role Model”

2011 Teaching Excellence in Criminal Justice Award

2011 Co-Chair An Evening for 65 Roses

2012 Co-Chair Yazoo Brew and Our Kids, Too

2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star

2015-2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers


Carter County, Tennessee Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

TN Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Foundation, Corporate Board Member-At-Large, Past President, Vice-President, & Leadership Seminar Co-Chair

Red Legacy Recovery, Past Board Member

Johnson City Area Arts Council, Past Board Member

1st Judicial District Local Rules Committee

Our Kids Center, Past Board Member, Executive Committee Member-At-Large

Middle Tennessee Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Past Board Member

Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Past Board Intern

Walters State Community College Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee