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Garland Franklin Byers Jr.

Garland Franklin Byers Jr.

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Reason: Government Attorney

Practice areas:

Violent Crime, Sex Crime, White Collar Crime, DUI & DWI

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Violent Crime: 40%
    15 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Sex Crime: 35%
    15 years, 100 cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 20%
    15 years, 500 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 5%
    15 years, 200 cases

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • F. "Bill" William Powers

    Top Notch attorney. Reputation in legal community for hard work, compassion and dedication to excellence. Lawyer's Lawyer. Super nice fellow too. I highly recommend him to you, especially for serious felony work in Rutherford County, North Carolina. bill powers


    F. Powers DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John B. Crotts

    Garland Byers is an excellent attorney. He knows the law well and he provides quality representation to his clients.


    John Crotts Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

District Attorney's Office - District 29A

Post Office Box 70
229 N. Main Street
Rutherfordton, NC, 28139




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MembershipOutstanding Young Men of America1998
MembershipWho's Who Among American Law Students1997
Criminal Justice AwardIsothermal Community College1991
Basic Law Enforcement Training Top Student AwardIsothermal Community College1988
Top Marksmanship AwardIsothermal Community College1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant District AttorneyState of NC - District Attorney - District 29-A2014 - Present
AttorneyGarland F. Byers, Jr., Attorney at Law2007 - 2013
PartnerByers, Martelle & Williams, PLLC2005 - 2006
AttorneyGarland F. Byers, Jr., Attorney at Law2002 - 2004
PartnerByers & King, PLLC2000 - 2001
AttorneyGarland F. Byers, Jr., Attorney at Law2000 - 2000
AssociateJohn Snyder, Attorney at Law1999 - 2000
Chief InvestigatorState of NC District Attorney's Office - 29th District1995 - 1996
Deputy SheriffRutherford County Sheriff's Department1990 - 1992
Police OfficerRutherfordton Police Department1988 - 1990


Association NamePosition NameDuration
NC Conference of District AttorneysMember2014 - Present
U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal AppealsMember of the Bar2005 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed ForcesMember of the Bar2005 - Present
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North CarolinaMember of the Bar2003 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitMember of the Bar2001 - Present
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North CarolinaMember of the Bar2000 - Present
NC Judicial District 29A BarMember1999 - Present
Rutherford County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. Eric Scott TurnerGuilty (Jury Trial)
State v. Randy MosleyGuilty (Jury Trial)

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
North Carolina Central University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1999
University of South Carolina, UpstateCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Isothermal Community CollegeCriminal JusticeAAS - Associate of Applied Science1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NC Basic Law Enforcement Training GraduationLaw Enforcement Service2000