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Johnnie B Byrd Jr.

Alimony Attorney at Plant City, FL

4.7   15 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 47 years
    Alabama - AL 47 years
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Special Member No misconduct found

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

About Johnnie

Learn Johnnie’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    12%
    I have provided compassionate but aggressive representation in hundreds of family law cases.

    45 years

  2. Business
    12%
    I have represented business owners as outside general counsel for years.

    45 years

  3. Car accident
    12%
    I have helped auto accident victims receive just and fair compensation from negligent drivers for over 30 years.

    45 years

  4. Child custody
    12%

    45 years

  5. Criminal defense
    12%
    Have provide aggressive defense to those charged with violations of criminal laws for over thirty years.

    45 years

  6. Probate
    12%
    Provide the probate of estates and represent personal representatives in probate litigation. For more information see http://www.byrd-law.com

    45 years

  7. Real estate
    12%
    Have handled real estate transactions and litigation for three decades.

    45 years

  8. Divorce and separation
    11%

  9. Animal and dog bites
    5%

My Plant City Florida law firm handles cases involving automobile accidents; personal injury and wrongful death; family law such as divorce, paternity, alimony and child custody; business law, including formation of business, business law suits and sales and mergers; construction lien enforcement; criminal defense, including DUI and white collar criminal defense; and probate of estates and litigation ivolving estates. Find more about Johnnie Byrd at

Location

Byrd & Barnhill
206 N Collins Street
Plant City, FL, 33563-3314

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Chester | April 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family estate
Johnnie Byrd sat us down and thoroughly explained the process of making a will. Mr. Byrd got our information and emailed us a working copy of the will for each of us. We were instructed to ask any questions and make corrections if needed.
Posted by Jody | December 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mr. Byrd
I had a free consultation with Mr. Byrd with regards to a terrible time in my life, a divorce. He was very pleasant and straight forward with all the information that I needed to start the process. I hired Mr. Byrd and he got to work, keeping me up to date with the progress as well as helping me to understand where to get all the documentation and records I would need to have a successful result. My now ex-wife was trying to be very difficult but with Mr. Byrd's experience in these matters he helped guide me with solid information to make decisions. Mr. Byrd really did a good job for me , we had a very good end result. If I ever need a lawyer in the future there would be no hesitation in hiring Johnnie Byrd again. I would highly recommend Mr. Byrd to any one who is in need of help in legal matters.
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Posted by Beverly | December 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
My late husband had previously retained Johnnie Byrd with an alimony issue and he represented him well in that matter. So recently I retained him to assist me with updating my estate planning documents including designation of health care surrogate, power of attorney, living will, trust, and HIPAA releases. These documents were created and provided to me in a timely manner and for a reasonable fee. He also followed up after the finalization of the documentation with reminders of things to review or do as a result of the creation of the trust. I appreciated his professionalism and would not hesitate to retain his services again in the future.
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Posted by Bob | December 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Review of experience working with Johnnie Byrd Jr.
My wife and I have worked with Johnnie Byrd for many years. He has provided us with competent legal representation in the fields of both Family and Business Law. The Business contracts he helped us negotiate were complex and required interfacing with many other professionals over significant time frames. His lengthy experience with many Floridians and Florida Corporations, as well as his steady, unflappable, personality were as important as his knowledge of the law in bringing these matters to a successful conclusion. Mr Byrd's thoroughness and attention to detail were always evident. He was always prompt and courteous and made sure that we were kept up-to-date as events unfolded. In addition, Mr Byrd never tried to over-sell us on the need for legal help and never sought to represent us when matters fell outside of his fields of expertise. We would certainly recommend that you consider him when seeking legal representation. Bob
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Posted by Charlie | November 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Straight and to the point
Johnnie was a great help in the custody case between my wife and I. He listened to my issues, he offered suggestions and then we together agreed on how to proceed. These are very emotional times and having a knowledgeable lawyer is a must. I would hire Johnnie again if needed.
Posted by Jacque | February 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
True Professional
Johnnie was a fabulous lawyer. I was going through my divorce and didn’t know anything about a divorce. Johnnie was very kind and explained every step of the process. As most people I was very nervous and he was right there to calm me down and tell me it’s ok. After the filing I relocated back to Oklahoma, he handled everything for me in Florida and made sure I knew all that was transpiring in Florida. I would recommend Johnnie to anyone.
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Posted by Ryan | August 24, 2017
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Top-Notch Professional
Johnnie is the consummate professional. His unique blend of expertise and compassion translate into representation that delivers results. He took time to listen to my concerns, thoughts and objectives in the complex case, and developed strategies that were effective in achieving those goals. He was always accessible and responsive throughout the process and worked tirelessly on my behalf. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Gail | July 29, 2017
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Estate Planning - Very Helpful
Mr. Byrd' firm was highly recommended to us by a relative. We had no idea or experience on Estate Planning or how that worked. Mr. Byrd was helpful, patient, obviously knowledgeable and someone you want to rely on when legal advice is needed. My husband and I wouldn't hesitate to use his firm again, highly recommend.
Posted by Rick | July 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Adult Addoption
Mr Byrd's knowledge of the family Law in the State Of Florida is unmatched. On our initial visit, Mr Byrd had special way to take a very stressfully situation and make you feel ateas and confidean that he has everything under control. By the way our initial meeting was free. I with great confidence would highly recommend Mr Byrd for any legal matter that my be holding you back. Thank you Sir for making our family hole.
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Posted by Mark | May 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very thankful
I chose Mr. Byrd because of his experience and success in family law. Divorce is difficult enough as it is without worrying about all the legal issues that go along with it. From my initial consultation Mr. Byrd made at ease and his final statement during that consultation was "relax, I've got this now." Did he ever. Everything went as smoothly as could be expected and he was right by my side every step of the way. I'm extremely grateful. Thank you Johnnie.
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Posted by Henry | May 4, 2017
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Character & Integrity - Family Law
It is my opinion that Johnnie Byrd is first about integrity & his longer term reputation as a fellow man & local citizen of the community. That he may profit from any abilities as an exceptional attorney seems to me almost secondary in him. Johnnie would become my advocate, counselor, legal protector & a part of my support system. I would find myself in front of Johnnie seeking assistance and on the advice of respected friends….and as I began with him was clearly somewhat ‘rattled’, embarrassed & ‘blown away’ by the turn of events in my life & having been served with a divorce I did not wish for but which was clearly intent on harming me as much as would be (legally & financially) possible…it became clear early on that this man was more about seeing his fellow man ‘stabilize’… and becoming first aware of every possibility… before either of us would move forward. Indeed as I recall it would be my 3rd contact with Johnnie before he would accept any monies from me…and I then found his fees, retainer & policies to be completely fair. When all was ‘said & done’ there would remain some unused money associated with me in escrow with Johnnie. He immediately addressed this and refunded monies due. Furthermore, as things would progress it would become clear that he would not be the type of attorney to bill me for every single question or communication. And to that point I found Johnnie to be exceptional in his communications & follow-thru with me. In Johnnie I found an attorney whose length of experience speaks for itself, but I also personally found an individual adept at using analogies, metaphors, wit & humor to make his points and guidance to me. My particular situation would drag on for a fairly long time. Stopping & starting at least once as I would attempt to find a way to ‘salvage’ my marriage – Never would Johnnie undercut that effort or push me to move along for his sake. And when things finally reached a somewhat sudden conclusion, Johnnie had ample opportunity to encourage me to continue on simply for spite toward the other party, or for financial gain, and to do so would clearly have been to his (financial) advantage – He did not do so. He wanted me to make the best decision for me and for my peace of mind. And it is for these reasons that I would trust Johnnie Byrd to represent me in any legal capacity that he may present himself. And I would trust him to represent any friend, family or loved one.
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Posted by Barbara | May 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Mr. Byrd handled a family case for me and was very courteous and professional. He is a true homegrown Plant City attorney that will treat you with respect in an unpretentious atmosphere. He was always prompt in answering any questions and kept me up to date. Mr. Byrd would inform me of things I needed to be aware of to make sure I was being protected. I truly appreciate all his hard work.
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Posted by Jason | May 2, 2017
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Great attorney; friendly; knowledgeable.
I've used Johnnie several times... for real estate, for business, for a problem I had with identity theft. He's always been very helpful getting the results I needed, and keeping me informed the whole way through. I've never had a result I wasn't happy with. I recommend Johnnie to all my friends who ask.
Posted by Cindy | June 12, 2015
Excellent experience
Excellent divorce attorney. Johnnie Byrd went above and beyond representing me in a very ugly divorce. He kept me well informed about my case and was available 24 hrs. a day for any questions regarding my case. His legal fees were more than reasonable for the time he spent on my case. I plan on using him for any legal matters that I may have in the future. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2013
Disappointing experience..
Johnnie was condescending when he did communicate with me. He did not work the case by requesting any discovery, merely only giving O.C. what they requested. He did not provide all documentation to me as requested, could not manage the case within the budget (He nearly doubled it actually) and then would not stand by our payment schedule discussed and presumably agreed to since he never objected. It is a shame when you can not trust your lawyer to have your best interest in mind. I would recommend you look for a more professional attorney, especially when they expect an astronomical dollar amount per hour and do not possess the knowledge they claim to and charge you for research they should already know. If your case is important to you, spend the time to find good representation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Byrd & Stitzel, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Partnerner
  • Trinkle, Redman, Swanson & Byrd, P.A.
  • 1988 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Caffey & Byrd Attorneys at Law
  • 1976 - 1988

Education

  • The University of Alabama School of Law
  • law
  • 1976
  • Auburn University
  • 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (0)
Endorse Johnnie
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Johnnie is a trusted attorney that has shown me he is aggressive in pursuing litigation matters. He also is well known and respected throughout the community and is a valuable ally when litigating in the Tampa/Plant City/Lakeland area. Also, he is fine radio show host and can be found Saturday mornings hosting a local talk show on enlightened politics."
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Plant City Alimony Lawyer Johnnie B Byrd Jr.
Johnnie B Byrd Jr.
Alimony Attorney
Plant City, FL
Licensed for 47 years
Free Consultation