At the Law Office of Sam Byrd in Chattanooga, Tennessee, we provide knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation for family law matters and criminal defense. Attorney Sam Byrd is a second-generation lawyer, following in the footsteps of his father, Mitchell A. Byrd (1951-2011).
Sam Byrd provides highly personalized legal representation in all criminal charges and family law issues.
Criminal law issues include traffic citations, DUI, misdemeanors, felonies, probation violations, outstanding warrants, juvenile delinquency and unruly, and contempt. Mr. Byrd defends against DUI, drug charges, assault, domestic violence, gun or weapons charges, sex offenses, and more.
Family law issues include: divorce, child custody, child support, modifications of existing divorce decrees and more, father's rights, grandparent rights, parent verse non-parent custody disputes, orders of protection, modifications of parenting/ visitation orders and child support, and more.
Family law includes so much more than just divorce and child custody issues. There are many ways in which family problems can become legal problems that require the advice and counsel of an attorney, including:
Child custody and support
Modifications of existing divorce decrees
Rights of never-married parents
Establishing paternity of a child
Relocation: parents right to move away with a child
Grandparent rights with children
Guardianship: giving the legal rights to care for a child to a non-parent
Conservatorship: right to make legal decisions for a disabled adult child or elderly parent
Wills and estate planning: protecting your family's inheritance
Juvenile delinquency or unruly children: rights of children/juveniles charged with crimes
Mr. Byrd takes great care to understand each client's unique needs in order to provide legal representation that is tailored to achieve those objectives. Attorney Byrd works directly with every client from the initial consultation through the resolution of the case.
Our law firm places an emphasis on resolving legal matters efficiently and cost-effectively. In a family law system that is predisposed to litigate, attorney Byrd is adept at bringing both sides together to resolve matters during negotiations. This allows both parties to retain control of important decisions that will impact their post-divorce lives.
Rather than follow a formula of overpromising results, as many law firms do, we accurately assess the facts of each case and provide a range of realistic outcomes. We also keep our clients fully informed throughout their case so they can be active in making strategic decisions.
Mr. Byrd earned his law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law in Tennessee. Prior to earning his law degree he gained valuable experience working as a paralegal for his Father, Mitchell A. Byrd (1951-2011), in Chattanooga and The Law office of Larry Rice in Memphis, both of whom are certified as specialists in divorce and family law. He gained additional experience working for the University of Memphis Child and Family Litigation Clinic, where he represented parents and children in cases involving allegations of child abuse and neglect.
He earned his bachelors degree in Political Science with a concentration in Legal Studies from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He served in the U.S. Marines following high school graduation from Red Bank in Chattanooga.
If you have a family law or criminal law problem that requires legal advice and guidance, call or email the Law Office of Sam Byrd today to schedule a free consultation.