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Attorney Safiya Byars is a native of Kingston, Jamaica. As the managing partner of the Byars Firm she oversees the Firm's immigration, family law, and estate planning practice. Prior to creating the Byars Firm Ms. Byars worked as a senior associate with law firms in Alabama and Georgia. Now with her own practice, Ms. Byars strives to provide her clients with a personable experience. Ms. Byars is diligent with her work and she strives on providing her clients with the best legal representation while educating her clients on the best strategies to win their case.


Attorney Byars entered the United States as an international student to attend college where she was the first international student. Ms. Byars has successfully made the transition from a temporary student visa to permanent immigration status.  Ms. Byars now uses her extensive  expertise to assist her clients with their immigration, family, and estate planning needs. Ms. Byars currently serves as the chair of the family immigration continuing legal education program and the vice-chair of the immigration law section of the State Bar of Georgia.  


In addition to her practice Ms. Byars routinely hosts legal workshop on legal topics that are beneficial to Atlanta immigrant community. While at the University of Alabama School of Law Ms. Byars followed her passion for community outreach by providing pro bono legal services and volunteer community service to the residents of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. At graduation Ms. Byars was presented with the Dean's Community Service Award and the Order of the Samaritan Award. Ms. Byars is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Montevallo. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 60%
    12 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    10 years
  3. Family: 20%
    10 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Dara Lynn Berger

    I endorse this lawyer. She is professional and gracious. She takes the time to share her knowledge and educate in this area which is rare in an attorney.


    Dara Berger Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Zulma P. Lopez

    Safiya is a passionate advocate for her Immigration clients. She is also very involved with, and well-respected in the community. I strongly endorse this lawyer.


    Zulma Lopez Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Byars Firm

3720 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Suite D2
Chamblee, GA, 30341


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200511/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder & Managing PartnerThe Byars Firm, Inc.2010 - Present
Senior AssociateGonzalez & Associates, P.C2007 - Present
AssociateGeerdes & Kim, LLC2005 - 2007
Immigration Law ClerkLaw Office of Yvonne Hall Jones2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Georgia (Immigration Section)Vice Chair2013 - 2015
Georgia Association of Black Women AttorneysAttorney Member2012 - Present
Gwinnettt Neighborhood Leadership InstituteAlumni2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ImmigrationApproved permanent resident.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kotch MagazineBest Practices When Applying for Immigration Benefits2015
Kotch MagazineSpotlight Interview on Safiya Byars2015
Light of the WorldImmigration2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of AlabamaLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of MontevalloPolitical Science/HistoryBA1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Urgent Legal MattersUpdates in Immigration Law2015
Transition Into Law Practice ProgramGroup Mentoring2015
Immigration WorkshopImmigration Reform2015
Immigration WorkshopImmigration Reform and Family Immigration2015
Family Immigration Law CLEChair (Family Immigration Law)2015
Family Immigration Continuing Legal EducationChair (Family Immigration)2014
Legally Speaking talk showFamily Immigration Law2013
Family Immigration Continuing Legal EducationChair (Family Immigration)2013
Family Immigration Continuing Legal EducationCo-Chair, Family Immigration2012
Diamond in the Rough Speaker SeminarWomen in the Legal Profession2011
Public Interest ConferenceWorking in Public Interest, "Immigration Panel"2008
CLE Mentoring ProgramModel Mentoring Program2006