Chuck W. Byrd

Chuck Byrd joined Pope McGlamry in July 2016. Byrd’s practice focuses in the areas of qui tam/false claims litigation, personal injury, significant fraud and tort cases.

Byrd has maintained a trial practice for over 35 years. For many of these years, Byrd has been in private practice handling both civil and criminal cases. He also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. While serving in this capacity he was the head of the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Division and also was the Health Care Fraud Coordinator. During this time, The Middle District of Georgia enjoyed record success in combatting health care fraud.

Byrd’s practice has been varied. It has involved, but is not limited to, personal injury litigation, governmental issues, election issues and business related matters. His legal background has also involved an active appellate practice. Over the years he has devoted substantial time to providing legal services pro bono.

Byrd is a frequent speaker at ICLE Seminars. He holds an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized by publications for his legal service. He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and The American Association for Justice.

Byrd served on Governor Roy Barnes Judicial  Nominating Commission and on the Georgia Congressional Judicial Advisory Panel during President Obama’s first Administration.

Byrd and his wife, Melanie, have been married for over 40 years. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Chuck Byrd – PDF Bio

2017 GTLA Member


Georgia Southwestern State University – 1975 – B.A.
Mercer University – 1979 – J.D.


American Bar Association (ABA), member
American Association for Justice (AAJ), member
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), member
State Bar of Georgia, member


U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia