Certified by the Florida Bar as a criminal trial attorney, Derek Byrd is a second-generation attorney in Sarasota, Florida. Watching his father defend high-profile criminal cases, Mr. Byrd was inspired to become a criminal defense attorney. derek received his law degree, with honors, from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut. Licensed in all state courts and the federal court, Middle District of Florida, Mr. Byrd practices with his firm The Byrd Law Firm P.A. He has appeared on Bill O’Reilly, Nancy Grace, Court TV, ABC, CBS NBC, and FOX networks as a legal commentator.
Mr. Byrd has served as president of the Sarasota Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) and is the current vice president of the statewide chapter. He has written articles for the Defender magazine and spoken at FACDL seminars. Mr. Byrd is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the American Bar Association, Florida Bar ─ Criminal Law section, and the Sarasota County Bar Association.
Growing up Derek has always had a passion for baseball. Throughout his life, Mr. Byrd has gone to many games and is currently a baseball coach for his son's T-ball team.
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Last Updated: 1/19/2017