Phone: (804) 783-7220
Fax: (804) 783-7291
 

Lee Byrd's legal practice is focused on four key areas: litigation; employment law; nonprofit law; and government. 

Litigation - Lee handles a wide variety of litigation, including disputes relating to:

  • Contracts
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Contested Wills and Trusts
  • Officer and Director Liability
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Unfair Competition
  • Fraud
  • Racketeering
  • Business Conspiracy
  • Trade secrets
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings

Lee has substantial appellate experience and has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Lee is included in the 2013-2017 editions of "Best Lawyers in America©" for his work in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking & Finance, Litigation-Environmental, and Litigation-Municipal. In addition, Lee has been selected for the 2017 edition of "Super Lawyers®" as a Business Litigator, and has been listed as such for the past eleven years. Lee is a strong advocate for early dispute resolution and has significant experience in mediations and arbitrations, including the role of arbitrator.

Employment - Lee represents employers in litigation matters and counsels employers on a variety of employment law issues, including the pre-litigation resolution of workplace disputes. Lee has been listed eleven times among Virginia's "Legal Elite" in Virginia Business magazine's annual compilation, most recently in 2016 for his employment law practice.

Nonprofits - Lee believes there is great value in a community having a strong nonprofit sector. To further that end, Lee hosts a monthly roundtable of nonprofit CEOs dubbed the "Captains' Table" for a shared dialogue on the management issues and business challenges facing nonprofits. Lee also counsels nonprofits on a variety of legal issues, including employment matters and issues impacting an organization's tax exempt status.  Lee serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation. The mission of this dynamic nonprofit is to expand public access to the justice system in Central Virginia by facilitating the delivery of pro bono legal services and service projects.

Government - Lee is an active member of the firm's Government Group. In that capacity, Lee handles a variety of litigation and administrative matters involving environmental, employment, nuisance, land use, zoning, and municipal finance issues.

Lee is AV® rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible in their system. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Lee recently completed several years of service on the Board of Directors of, and is the firm's chief contact for, The Law Firm Alliance, a network of over 50 excellent law firms located throughout the United States and Canada and several other countries.

Lee is the immediate past president of Sands Anderson. He served on the firm's three-member Board of Directors from 2008 to 2017, and is a former chair of the firm's business litigation team. Lee is a proud native and part-time resident of Onancock, located on Virginia's Eastern Shore.  Lee's practice includes the representation of clients located on the Shore.


News about L. Lee Byrd:

 

■ Quick Facts

 

Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated 

Education

B.A., University of Virginia, 1985
J.D., College of William & Mary, 1988

Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section; National Legal Malpractice       Data Center, Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability)
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Virginia Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section, Environmental Section, Intellectual Property Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Joint Committee)
  • Virginia State Bar (Environmental Section, Intellectual Property Section, Litigation Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Joint Committee)

AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

 

■ Quick Facts

 

Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated 

Education

B.A., University of Virginia, 1985
J.D., College of William & Mary, 1988

Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section; National Legal Malpractice       Data Center, Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability)
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Virginia Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section, Environmental Section, Intellectual Property Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Joint Committee)
  • Virginia State Bar (Environmental Section, Intellectual Property Section, Litigation Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Joint Committee)

AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.