Benjamin D. Byrd

Benjamin D. Byrd: Attorney with Gentry Locke Attorneys
  • Partner at Gentry Locke Attorneys (58 Attorneys)
  • SunTrust Plaza, 10 Franklin Road SE, Suite 900, Roanoke, VA 24011
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Biography

Ben Byrd is a Partner and trial lawyer representing injured people in medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury cases across Virginia. His practice is devoted entirely to litigating cases in state and federal courts. This has taken Ben from Wise to Fairfax and practically everywhere in between. He has handled a wide variety of cases including car crashes, trucking accidents, products liability and medical malpractice cases involving surgical errors, failure to diagnose cancer and medication errors. Ben represents people who have been injured or lost loved ones as a result of the careless actions of others. This has given him the opportunity to speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves.

Ben has been included in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly list of “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts” twice, and since 2012 has been noted every year by Virginia Super Lawyers as a “Virginia Rising Star” in the practice of Personal Injury General: Plaintiff, placing him among the up-and-coming attorneys in the state.

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What do you enjoy most about your practice?

That I get to help my clients and make a positive difference in their lives.

What is the most interesting part of your work?

Amassing knowledge on the various medical issues in my cases and matching wits with experts in court.

Experience

•Represented plaintiffs in cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury, car accidents, trucking accidents, products liability, nursing home malpractice, dog attacks, sexual assault and wrongful death (including wrongful fetal death)
•Tried a wrongful death medical malpractice case resulting in a $2.75 million jury verdict (reduced to the cap of $2,050,000) in the Western District of Virginia, Abingdon Division; verdict was included in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2015” list (the 6th largest overall verdict for the year and the largest medical malpractice verdict for the year)
•Represented a plaintiff in recovering in excess of $1.7 million in a medical malpractice case
•Tried a sexual assault case resulting in a $1,000,000 jury verdict in the City of Staunton; verdict was included in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2013” list
•Represented co-plaintiffs in recovering in excess of $800,000 in a medical malpractice-wrongful death case
•Represented a plaintiff in recovering in excess of $500,000 in a trucking accident case
•Tried a medical malpractice case resulting in a jury verdict in excess of $375,000 (total recovery of over $450,000)
•Tried a wrongful death case resulting in a $400,000 jury verdict in Wise County
•Tried a medical malpractice case resulting in a jury verdict in excess of $300,000 in Tazewell County
•Represented a plaintiff in recovering $250,000 in a medical malpractice-wrongful death case
•Tried a trucking accident case resulting in a $200,000 jury verdict in Roanoke County
•Tried car accident, trucking accident, medical malpractice, personal injury, sexual assault and wrongful death cases in Virginia state courts
•Successfully represented a car accident victim in arbitration proceeding
•Represented plaintiffs in cases that received media publicity, including medical malpractice matters against the major healthcare corporation in the region
•Represented plaintiffs in state courts throughout the Commonwealth including Albemarle County, Alleghany County, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Augusta County, Bedford County, Botetourt County, Brunswick County, Carroll County, Charlottesville, Danville, Dickenson County, Fairfax County, Floyd County, Franklin County, Grayson County, Henrico County, King William County, Loudoun County, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Mecklenburg County, Montgomery County, Newport News, Norfolk, Pulaski County, Richmond, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Rockbridge County, Rockingham County, Russell County, Salem, Stafford County, Staunton, Tazewell County, Warren County, Washington County, Winchester, and Wise County
•Represented plaintiffs in a trucking accident case in Louisiana state court
•Represented plaintiffs in more than two dozen mediations in state and federal courts in Virginia
•Argued numerous motions in state and federal courts on the topics of charitable immunity, the collateral source rule, spoliation of evidence and other matters
•Participated in continuing legal education courses as a presenter and in preparing written materials
•Assisted with a motion to reconsider sentence for a criminal defendant serving life without parole
•Assisted the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse at Washington & Lee with several high-profile capital cases
•Served the United States District Court for Western Virginia during internship

Awards

•Included in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly list of “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts” (2013, 2015)
•Named a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in Personal Injury: Plaintiff (2012-2018)

Case Studies

The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
•Oct 23, 2018 - Mother's Day shooting death case settles in Bedford County Circuit Court
•Feb 17, 2018 - Accident caused by paving truck results in $350k settlement
•Jan 27, 2017 - Settlement for $125k in accident due to inattentive truck driver on I-81
•Nov 4, 2016 - Settlement for Permanent Paralysis Following Wisdom Tooth Removal
•Jun 22, 2016 - Tragic Failure to Properly Diagnose and Treat Results in Jury Verdict for $2.75 Million
•Jun 26, 2015 - Settlement in Post-surgery Wrongful Death
•Jun 10, 2015 - Patient Prevails, Receives Settlement in Cancer Misdiagnosis Case
•Jan 28, 2015 - Feeding Tube Error Case Resolved for Widow
•May 21, 2014 - Client Awarded Over $387,000 for Surgical Injury
•Nov 21, 2013 - Medical Hardship Ignored by Physician Results in $300,000+ Award
•Sep 29, 2013 - Arbitration Result in Favor of Taxicab Accident Victim
•Sep 27, 2013 - Plaintiff in Multi-vehicle Accident Receives Over $225,000
•Apr 4, 2013 - Million-dollar Verdict Awarded to Home Health Care Nurse
•Jul 26, 2012 - Unnecessary Procedure Leads to Wrongful Death
•May 29, 2012 - Settlement Approved for Girl Hit by Car
•Jan 4, 2012 - Settlement on Uninsured Motorist Accident
•Dec 28, 2011 - Maximum Awarded for Head-on Accident with Tractor-trailer

Library

•Mother's Day shooting death case settles in Bedford County Circuit Court The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Oct 2018
•Law and Medicine: Physicians in the Courtroom presentation
Events
Apr 2018
•28 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
News
Apr 2018
•Circuit Court - Challenging Defendant’s Medical Evidence CLE
Events
Mar 2018
•Test LE Registration - REVISED
Events
Mar 2018
•Accident caused by paving truck results in $350k settlement The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Feb 2018
•Beware of Bankruptcy Miscommunication
Articles
Jun 2017
•28 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
News
Apr 2017
•Settlement for $125k in accident due to inattentive truck driver on I-81 The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Jan 2017
•Settlement for Permanent Paralysis Following Wisdom Tooth Removal The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Nov 2016
•Tragic Failure to Properly Diagnose and Treat Results in Jury Verdict for $2.75 Million The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Jun 2016
•Read the Order Before You Sign It
Articles
Jun 2016
•Twenty-six Gentry Locke Attorneys Named 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers
News
Apr 2016
•Settlement in Post-surgery Wrongful Death The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Jun 2015
•Patient Prevails, Receives Settlement in Cancer Misdiagnosis Case The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Jun 2015
•Virginia's Good Faith Statute Requires Good Timing
Articles
May 2015
•28 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers
News
Apr 2015
•Feeding Tube Error Case Resolved for Widow The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Jan 2015
•Gentry Locke Promotes Five Attorneys to Partner Status
News
Jan 2015
•When Civil Litigation Turns Uncivil
Articles
Jun 2014
•27 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to Lists of 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
News
Jun 2014
•Client Awarded Over $387,000 for Surgical Injury The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
May 2014
•Gentry Locke Again Wins United Way Campaign Awards
News
Jan 2014
•Medical Hardship Ignored by Physician Results in $300,000+ Award The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Nov 2013
•Arbitration Result in Favor of Taxicab Accident Victim The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Sep 2013
•Plaintiff in Multi-vehicle Accident Receives Over $225,000 The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Sep 2013
• Boss of the Year and RVLSA Member of Year at Gentry Locke
News
Sep 2013
•Twenty-five Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to Virginia Super Lawyers for 2013
News
Jun 2013
•Million-dollar Verdict Awarded to Home Health Care Nurse The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Apr 2013
•Unnecessary Procedure Leads to Wrongful Death The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Jul 2012
•Twenty-four Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to Virginia Super Lawyers for 2012
News
Jun 2012
•Settlement Approved for Girl Hit by Car The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
May 2012
•Settlement on Uninsured Motorist Accident The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Jan 2012
•Maximum Awarded for Head-on Accident with Tractor-trailer The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Dec 2011

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Catastrophic Injury Motor Vehicle & Water Craft Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Malpractice
  • Intentional Torts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
540-983-9397  Phone
540-983-9400  Fax
www.gentrylocke.com/byrd
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 40013, Roanoke, VA 24011
University Attended:
College of Charleston, B.A., magna cum laude, 2003
Law School Attended:
Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008
Year of First Admission:
2008
Admission:
2008, Virginia
Memberships:

Affiliations

•Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; Member, VTLA Business Partner Committee (2017-Present) and VTLA Pro Bono Committee (2017-2019), VTLA Membership Committee (2018-Present), and Pro Bono Strategic Planning Committee (2018-2019)
•Member, Law Council, Washington & Lee University School of Law (2018-2022)
•Member, Ted Dalton Chapter, American Inns of Court (2017-Present)
•Member, American Association for Justice
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Virginia State Bar
•Member, The Virginia Bar Association
•Member, Roanoke Bar Association

ISLN:
919986105
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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