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Mr. L. Derek Byrd

Member
The Byrd Law Firm P.A.
2151 Main Street, Suite 201
Sarasota, Florida 34237
Peer Rating
4.6 of 5.0
Client Rating
N/R
AV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
DUI; Drug Offenses; Sex Crimes; Assault/Battery; Theft/Burglary; Domestic Violence; Murder/Manslaughter; Probation Violations; Criminal Law
University
Florida State University, B.A., 1990
Law School
Quinnipiac College of Law, J.D., 1995
Admitted
1996, Florida
ISLN
913033003
Peer Reviews (24)
AV Rated
4.6/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
General Practice, Criminal Law, Criminal Defense and Guardianship Administration
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.7/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.6/5
Judgment
4.6/5
Communication Ability
4.6/5
Legal Experience
4.7/5
Peer Reviews (24)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/21/13
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/16/13
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 01/16/13
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 01/16/13
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Judge on 01/16/13
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 01/03/13
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/29/12
As a former state prosecutor, I worked with and against Derek on a variety of matters. Derek is among the finest trial lawyers, and without question the best criminal attorney, I've had the pleasure of working with. Derek consistently exercises the best judgment in his cases, whether it be to recommend that his client negotiate a plea or to take the case to trial. He is effective both as a counsel and an advocate.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Government Counsel on 12/15/12
I was hesitant to mark "Excellent" in all categories for fear you'd assume I am merely a personal friend supporting a good evaluation for his advantage. I am a friend because we have known each other probably 15 years now and worked together in the past, but we are not social friends. From my vantage point I've been able to observe him over the years and I have nothing but respect for his abilities and capabilities and can tell you he is very well respected by all who know him.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/14/12
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 12/13/12
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/13/12
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 12/13/12
Having worked with Mr. Byrd on a variety of matters over many years, I can attest that Mr. Byrd's integrity and legal ability are both of the highest order.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 12/13/12
Derek is a fine lawyer with a great reputation in the community.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 12/13/12
A leader in the defense community in Sarasota County
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 12/13/12
Fantastic lawyer I have seen Derek in trial and often go simply to watch him as he is an exceptional attorney
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 12/13/12
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 12/13/12
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/13/12
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/13/12
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/29/12
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 12/24/12
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.0/5
Judgment
4.0/5
Communication Ability
4.0/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
3.8/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 12/21/12
Based on my understanding of the requirments for rating, and despite his advocacy skills, Mr. Byrd does not meet the criteria for rating because of character issues.
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.0/5
Judgment
3.0/5
Communication Ability
4.0/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 01/02/13
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
3.0/5
Judgment
2.0/5
Communication Ability
2.0/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
1.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/01/12
Legal Knowledge
1.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
1.0/5
Judgment
1.0/5
Communication Ability
1.0/5
Legal Experience
1.0/5
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