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
Fax: 941-954-0880
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
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
    • 100%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

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


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Derek Byrd

    Admitted: 1996, Florida

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    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • board certified in criminal trial by florida bar

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Educational Background:

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

    2151 Main Street
    Suite 201
    Sarasota, FL 34237

    Phone: 941-954-3400

    Fax: 941-954-0880

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    Last Updated: 1/8/2021

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