Derek Byrd

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Sarasota, FL

The Byrd Law Firm
 | 2151 Main Street, Suite 201
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: 941-954-3400
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

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.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (100%): Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About Derek Byrd

Admitted: 1996, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://derekbyrd.com/

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • board certified in criminal trial by florida bar

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Florida Asssociation of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012
  • Florida, 1996
  • Member, Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Bar-Criminal Law section
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • President, Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Vice President, Florida Association
  • President, Sarasota County Bar Association 2011-2012
  • Member Who's Who in America
  • Member, Judge Frank Scheb American Inn of Court
  • Member, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Member, The Florida Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • Florida State University, B. A., Criminology, 1990
  • Sarasota High School, With Honors, 1986
Office Location for Derek Byrd

2151 Main Street
Suite 201
Sarasota, FL 34237

Phone: 941-954-3400

 

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Last Updated: 1/19/2017

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