Andrew D. Byrd

Andrew D. Byrd

Location:
Charleston, West Virginia
Phone:
304-881-0641
866-617-0522 (Toll-Free)
Email:

Andrew grew up in South Charleston, West Virginia. He was educated from kindergarten through high school in Kanawha County's public school system. Following graduation from South Charleston High School, Andrew attended West Virginia University, earning a bachelor's degree in accounting. He went on to attend West Virginia University's College of Law, earning his doctorate of jurisprudence. During law school, he served as Vice President of his class and was the Director of the VITA program, an income tax return assistance program. After graduating law school, Andrew returned to South Charleston to begin practicing law and to start a family-owned business in South Charleston where he works to improve residential development across the Kanawha Valley.

Andrew spent the first six (6) years of his legal career in the defense firms of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC and Mannion & Gray Co., L.P.A. During his tenure with these firms, Andrew gained significant civil litigation and courtroom experience in consumer law, employment law, governmental liability, personal injury, automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises liability, medical malpractice, and product liability. Andrew also has considerable experience practicing before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Some of Andrew's representative cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court are Landis v. Hearthmark, 750 S.E.2d 280 (W.Va. 2013) and Ohio Power Company v. Pullman Power, LLC, 741 S.E.2d 830 (W.Va. 2013); and McClure v. City of Hurricane, 711 S.E.2d 552 (W.Va. 2010).

In March 2016, Andrew was invited as a charter member by Distinguished Justice Advocates, an honor extended to less than half of 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States

Andrew currently resides in South Charleston, West Virginia with his wife Christina and their English Bulldog, Gus. Andrew and Christina are members of First United Methodist Church in South Charleston where Andrew serves as the church's Financial Chair. Andrew and Christina dedicate a majority of their time supporting multiple charities and organizations throughout the Kanawha Valley and West Virginia, including Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, March of Dimes, YWCA, Heart and Hand, the West Virginia Alzheimer's Association, and Beyond the Backyard (a Bobby Warner charitable organization).

Areas of Practice

  • Product Liability
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Governmental Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Collisions

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia - 2008
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia - 2004
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Accounting

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Charleston Chamber of Commerce
  • West Virginia Association for Justice, Member