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Sandi Byrd entered private practice in October 2002 following nearly six years working as an attorney in the Kane County Public Defender's Office. Since entering private practice Sandi has represented clients in Kane, DuPage, Kendall, DeKalb, and Cook Counties. Sandi graduated from the Indiana University School of Law in 1996 and was admitted to practice law in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois the same year. Since the beginning of her career Sandi has focused her practice almost exclusively in criminal defense. She has successfully tried many jury and bench trials including everything from minor traffic offenses to murder cases. Sandi is an active member of the Kane County Bar Association, currently serving as it General Counsel and as a member of the Criminal Law Committee, and is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Violent Crime: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Teresa Ann Mcadams

    I endorse this lawyer. Sandy Byrd is smart, professional, and we'll organized. We have shared clients at different times and she is someone I would hire personally if I needed an attorney.


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    Donald Zuelke Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Sandra Byrd, Attorney at Law

661 W. Lake Street
Suite 2 North
Chicago, IL, 60661


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSandra Byrd, Attorney at Law2013 - Present
PartnerZuelke and Byrd, LLC2002 - Present
AttorneyKane County Public Defender1997 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Kane County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Illinois Public Defender AssociationMember1996 - 2002
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, BloomingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Indiana University-BloomingtonBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1993