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James D. Byers

James D. Byers

also known as J.D. Byers, JD Byers

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Aviation, Personal Injury

About Me

Practicing in North Carolina since 1994, J.D. Byers is an attorney dedicated to serving clients in legal practice areas where he has strong qualifications and experience.


A diligent and aggressive criminal defender, J.D. looks at all defense angles, visits scenes of accidents when necessary, and communicates actively with clients. His track record includes success in both state and federal courts, on offenses ranging from traffic violations and DWI to drug offenses and capital murder.


J.D. is a native North Carolinian, from Wilkes County. He is an experienced, instrument-rated pilot who travels nationwide to consult and provide representation on a wide range of aviation law matters. With extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies.  J.D. is well-equipped to pursue compensation for personal injury victims as well.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    21 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Aviation: 20%
    21 years
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
    21 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Jonathan Neal Robbins

    J.D. Byers is one of the preeminent criminal defense lawyers in the State of North Carolina. I have worked with him on numerous cases and referred him countless others. His legal advocacy skills are second to none and his commitment to the legal profession should be emulated by every member of the Bar. He is well-respected by colleagues, prosecutors, judges.


    Jonathan Robbins Environmental and Natural Resources Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    J.D. is highly respected among his peers in Forsyth County. He is an outstanding defense attorney. His practice covers the field in criminal law.


    Alton Absher
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


NCAuthorized to practice law199404/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Law Office of J. Darren Byers, P.A.1994 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationPast President1995 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJ.D.1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Defending Child Sex Abuse CasesEvidentiary Issues in Child Sex Offense Cases2009