Law Office of Sam Byrd

Providing clients honest and zealous representation with regular communication. Criminal defense, DUI, Divorce, and Family law attorney.

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Firm Overview

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:

Divorce
Child custody and support
Modifications of existing divorce decrees
Alimony
Rights of never-married parents
Establishing paternity of a child
Relocation: parents right to move away with a child
Stepparent adoptions
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.
Main Office

Main Office
3828 Dayton Blvd.
Chattanooga  TN  37415

Phone
  • (423) 954-7949
Criminal Defense
Knowledge, experience, confidence to protect your rights
Chattanooga Criminal Defense

Being charged with committing a crime can be the most frightening event of your life. The stress you feel may make you think you need to run out and hire the first attorney you can find. Be advised- in criminal matters, choosing the right attorney can make all the difference in the world; and usually, you get what you are willing to pay for. Hiring a cheap attorney can be the most expensive decision you can make.

It is important that when interviewing prospective attorneys, you ask how many cases of your type have they handled? What were the outcomes? What can you expect to happen with your case? Our attorneys will take the time to explain the entire process to you. You will know exactly what to expect, and will be intimately involved in preparing your defense. The more we can educate you, the less stress you are likely to feel, and the closer to normal your life will be while your case is pending. This life is your time. Do not be robbed of its enjoyment.

We have successfully resolved numerous misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, including:

Homicide
Assault
Domestic Assault
Kidnapping
Robbery
Rape
Theft
Arson
Burglary
Trespassing
Vandalism
Perjury
Stalking
Harassment
DUI
Drug possession, manufacture, and resale
Marijuana
Cocaine
Crack
Methamphetamine
Probation violation
Sex registry violation
and more

If you have been accused of committing a crime, contact us, to discuss your options.
Family
Knowledge, experience, and confidence to protect your rights in divorce, adoption, and other family law issues.
Chattanooga

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:

-Divorce
-Child custody and support
-Modifications of existing divorce decrees
-Alimony
-Rights of never-married parents
-Rights of parents against non-parents
-Establishing paternity of a child
-Relocation: parents right to move away with a child
-Stepparent adoptions
-Grandparent rights with children
-Dependency, neglect, and child abuse
-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

Sam Byrd

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.

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 routinely represents clients against a full spectrum of criminal charges and family law issues.

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.
License
  • Bar Number: 31053
    Tennessee
Education
  • University of Memphis
    Law, Juris Doctorate

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