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.