Judge Hyman graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1974 with a BA in Economics and from the University of Miami School of Law in 1977.
He practiced commercial litigation from 1977 to 1979 at Britton Cohen Kaufman & Schantz in Miami. After 1979, he became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. In 1981, he returned to Britton Cohen Kaufman & Schantz, where he represented debtors, creditors and trustees in all types of bankruptcy proceedings.
In 1983, he moved to Denver, Colorado to join the firms firm of Holme Roberts & Owens where he continued his bankruptcy practice.
In 1993, he returned to South Florida to assume his present position as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Judge Hyman has presided over many notable cases including Southeast Banking Corp., SunCruz Casinos, LLC, and Burt Reynolds Production, Inc.
Judge Hyman currently serves as Co-Chairperson of the Bankruptcy Judicial Liaison Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, Member of the Executive Council of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar and Member of the Archives and History Committee of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.
Judge Hyman served as Co-Chairperson of the Local Rules Committee for the Southern District of Florida from 2003 until 2006.