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Beverly Ann Byrd

Immigration Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.8   22 reviews

also known as Byrd & Associates

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2000
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Beverly

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Attorney Beverly Byrd handles all types of immigration cases, from the simple to the complex. We successfully handle family immigration, such as green cards for spouses and other family members and fiance' visas, complex deportation cases in immigration court and appeals bodies, waivers for misrepresenation and unlawful presence, business immigration such as green cards for employees and non-immigrant work visa.

    22 years

     As an immigration attorney practicing in California for nearly 20 years, I  have been dedicated to helping the immigrant community, and have successfully solved immigration problems for thousands of people needing immigration help.  My long-time practice covers all immigration matters, including both family immigration, deportation and asylum, and business immigration.

     I am a long time member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where I assumed leadership positions in the Santa Clara Valley Chapter.   I have served as a liaison to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the San Francisco Asylum office of the Department of Homeland Security.

     Because my interest in immigration and international law is so strong, I possess not only a general law degree but a Master's in International Law from the prestigious Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.  While obtaining my Master's in International Law, I interned with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington, D.C., the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. and COLEAD, a foreign affairs lobbying group in Washington, D.C. While at the U.S. State Department, I contributed to a draft brief to be submitted to the World Court on behalf of the United States Government.

     All of my education and my positions cemented my desire to work in the immigration and international law field.  I thouroughly enjoy helping people reach their immigration goals.

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Beverly and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Vienna, Austria

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Byrd and Associates
111 North Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA, 95113


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Posted by Lorenna/Vinicius Vieira | December 22, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
Beverly is an amazing lawyer, friendly and very detailed oriented. She listened us and understood the case and found the best approach for it. We strongly recommend her as an immigration lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2017
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good lawyer
Lawyer and her assistant was meticulous in every step and full assisted throughout the process
Posted by Monica | October 18, 2017
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I recommend Beverly Byrd
Beverly is a great immigration attorney, she is extremely knowledgeable in the field. She helped us with our case, and we could not be happier with her services. She gave us thorough explanations and answered all of our questions. We felt comfortable talking to her because she was friendly and supportive. Thanks Byrd & Associates!
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Posted by Cheryl | September 25, 2017
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Beverly Byrd
Attorney Beverly Byrd was the best that I could have asked for. She handled my difficult case exceptionally and came out with positive results. I will forever be indebted to her.
Posted by Gregorio trejo | September 21, 2017
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Very good imigration lawyer
Beverly helpme obtaining my green card I highly recomend beverly on imigration services she is really nice and profesional
Posted by Mrk | June 3, 2017
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I Recommend Attorney Beverly
I went to visit Byrd and Associates for consultation and they were prompt, professional, and took consideration on the condition of my case. I decided to hire them and they have helped me every step of the way. Atty. Byrd has been great to work with. She is quick to respond to any question that I have and she kept me positive during the entire process of my case. I did not feel I’m fighting alone because she has helped me a lot. It has been a positive experience working with Byrd and Associates. They have been very supportive from start to finish. I will not hesitate to hire or refer her to anyone who is in need of immigration help.
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Posted by STELLA GIMENEZ | February 22, 2016
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"Immigration Attorney, Beverly Byrd, had helped me with her extraordinary capabilities to obtain my Citizenship. Her excellence, both as a person and as a professional, have made my "trip" to my naturalization easier and perfect. I recommend her Immigration Law Services to anybody looking to receive only the best. The best advice. The best support during the whole process. Kindest and great knowledge about everything I needed to prepare to make my dream possible. Beverly Byrd is always there responding my emails and phone calls anytime I was having doubts or concerns. I felt 100% supported and with total confidence that my case was in the best hands.” Stella
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2015
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Attorney Byrd
Attorney Byrd is one of the best people I could have come to regarding my immigration filings. She has been top notch if every aspect you would want from initial consultation to the final results. Not only is she great at what she does but her and her associates provide an easy atmosphere to be comfortable because we all know how immigration services can be overwhelming. Not once did I ever feel overwhelmed. Again I thank Byrd and Associates a lot for all their help.
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Posted by Manuel | October 1, 2015
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Dependable and trustworthy
Being thorough in my search for an attorney whom i can truly confide and depend on, i consulted 6 immigration lawyers, and it was only with Ms. Byrd that i felt more comfortable with. She exudes the professionalism and devotion that i expected from my lawyer. Unlike others who'd makes promises, she'll not only tell you the black & whites of your case but will also lays out the plans and steps needed to have a successful representation. I was truly rewarded being represented by her. She's your immigration "friend & fighter" lawyer. i though of her as my dearest friend. Having a peace of mind going about your daily life is PRICELESS!
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Posted by Paris A | October 1, 2015
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Highly recommend
I respect Beverly Byrd not only as a kind, friendly person but also as a knowledgeable attorney. She put time, effort and thought into my either case and got the jobs well done. I highly recommend Byrd & Associates firm with its fair price.
Posted by Mele | January 13, 2015
Excellent immigration attorney
My aunts used Beverly Byrd's services to help with getting their green card since they've been waiting for 10 years after their brother petitioned for them. Beverly Byrd was very knowledgeable and helped speed up the process by assisting in completing so many paperwork and advising my aunts on what they needed to provide. My aunts soon received their green cards. They were very satisfied with Beverly Byrd's services. I was also involved as an Interpreter for my aunts communicating with Beverley Byrd through email. She was very prompt in responding to my numerous emails. We will definitely refer her to families and friends.
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Posted by Richard | July 10, 2012
I recommend Attorney Beverly Byrd
Attorney Byrd handled my family's immigration cases with utmost dedication. This was after we had been unsuccessful with another attorney, and we were almost giving up. Attorney Byrd gave us a warm welcome to her law offices, and from day one, we felt so much at home. Attorney Byrd treated us like family. We could call her, text or email whenever we had any question regarding our case. Attorney Byrd met us in her office several times, at our convenience, to prepare us for the court hearing. We even met over the weekends, and late into the evenings. By the time we were going to court, we felt confident and hopeful for a good outcome. Indeed, my mom, my sister, and I all received a positive verdict on our immigration cases. We are now happily on our way to getting our Green Cards, thanks to Attorney Beverly Byrd. If you need an immigration attorney, I can assure you, you won't go wrong with Attorney Beverly Byrd. Attorney Beverly Byrd will see you through all the trying moments of an immigration case with a constant smile, and encouragement. Her customer care skills and professionalism are unmatched. I was so impressed that I told Attorney Byrd that I would emulate her dedication by also going to Law School. As we speak, I am preparing myself for LSAT in October, and hope to start Law School in 2013. That will be my American dream, made possible by Attorney Beverly Byrd.
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Posted by Rocio | November 9, 2011
Amazing immigration lawyer
She is a great attorney that was able make a difference in my life. She helped me tremendously with my green card procedures in a timely way. I would definitely recommend her to any one that needs immigration legal help.
Posted by Bryan | November 8, 2011
A wonderful Immigration Attorney
Beverly is an outstanding Attorney to have for your Immigration needs! She listened to all of my questions and had an answer for each question. She also gave me a great price for her services.. I highly recommend Beverly and I would use her services again if needed..
Posted by Shiva | October 3, 2011
Knowledgeable, competent and honest immigration lawyer
I had a very strange and complicated immigration case because of my previous lawyer’s negligence and as a result, I was in removal proceedings. My husband and I looked for a knowledgeable, competent and honest lawyer and after thorough research we finally hired Miss Beverly Byrd to represent us. She was really honest and realistic about expectations, filing process, court procedures and timelines. She was able to reopen my case based ineffective assistance of counsel and also bring my case over to San Francisco immigration court where she represented me. We finally won our case in that court because of her expertise and hard work and I obtained permanent residency. Both my husband and I trusted Beverly with my immigration case which was the most significant event in our lives and it definitely paid off. She treated us like family and always stayed on top of our case and comforted us when at time we were lost and disappointed. She kept us informed at all times and was in constant communication with us during the whole process. She also worked out a payment plan with us which helped us pay her fees during the time she represented and won our case.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2011
Petition for Spouse
We retained Beverly for an immigration issue. We saw her newspaper ad and called for a consultation. We found Beverly to be very warm and comfortable to speak with. She was thorough in explaining how the filing process would work and how long it would take. Both Beverly and her assistant Banesa, were speedy in answering any questions we had regarding filling out any documents. They were efficient in letting us know when any filings were made, and would follow-up to make sure we received our needed documents. Five months later we were notified of our initial interview, which Beverly was present for. Within a month, my husband recieved his permanent resident card. Thanks to Beverly and Banesa, the entire filing was completed without any delays in 6 months. I am so happy that we found Beverly. It is definitely worth the price to feel assured someone like her is handling your case.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2011
amazing immigation lawyer
Great Lawyers are definitely hard to find now a days but definitely Attorney Byrd is one of them. We have had a situtation that has gone on for years but until now it was solved due to the help of Attorney Byrd. We are thankful for her help and how she went about things. We stated our case and she simply got to the point on what we needed to do and the process we needed to take and from then on things went very smoothly. Overall after all the different lawyers we have encountered Attorney Byrd was simply the best and would definitely highly recommend her to anyone who is dealing with immigration matters.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2011
An exceptional defender
My father was in a desperate situation. His previous lawyer had dropped the ball and jeopardized his case. However, Beverly fought the case like a champ. She wouldn't let go, even whilst pushing the judge. She was not afraid, but kept up the intensity for her client. She got the job done when others couldn't. Her performance was admirable. In short, she was exceptional.
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Posted by Ariadna | July 8, 2011
Deportation and green card
We hired Mrs. Beverly about a year ago. I was in deportation proceedings and our lawyer guided us throughout the whole process She was always on time to our appointments and court hearings. It was a hard case but and the end she helped me getting my green card. My husband and I are very thankful for her service. We truly recommend her to anybody. She has reasonable price you won't regret hiring her.
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Posted by Dave | July 7, 2011
Imigration support for my wife.
Beverly does an excellent job in representing me and my wife during our imigration process. Very responsive to email. Knowlegable support staff.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Senior Attorney
  • Byrd & Associates
  • 2001 - Present
  • Intern
  • United States Department of State
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Intern
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • 2000 - 2000


  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Master's in International Law
  • 2001
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • J.D. (Law Degree)
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Marriage Fraud
  • Approved
  • Attempted Revocation of an I-130 Marriage Petition
  • Approved
  • Deportation Defense
  • Granted Application for Cancellation of Removal


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Executive Board Member Continuing Legal Education Liaison
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Executive Board Member San Francisco Asylum Office Liaison
  • 2006 - 2006
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Executive Board Member Customs and Border Protection Liaison
  • 2005 - 2005
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Executive Board Member ICE Liaison
  • 2005 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Executive Board Member Continuing Legal Education
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Executive Board Member Customs and Border Protection Liaison
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2005
  • Executive Board Member ICE
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2005
  • Defending International Freedom
  • International Freedom Foundation
  • 1985
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  • San Jose Mercury Newspaper
  • Immigration Q&A
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • KRON-4 Television Station
  • Immigration Law and Same Sex Marriage
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Beverly
Immigration Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Beverly did an outstanding job on a criminal immigration case that I referred to her."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the pleasure of being introduced to immigration law working with Beverly. I found her to be extremely detail-oriented, thorough and she demonstrates exceptional follow-through. Beverly truly cares about her clients and is a tenacious advocate. She is dedicated to making the best case possible and giving the most relevant advice. She is a highly accomplished immigration attorney whose broad experience in immigration law makes her an invaluable resource."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Beverly maintains a highly ethical and professional law office. I had the opportunity to work with her on a number of adjustment of status cases. All of the cases (and clients) were well-prepared, and were approved."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Byrd for almost ten years. She is an outstanding attorney, knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of immigration law. I refer clients to her for matters that I cannot handle, without hesitation. She is personable and friendly as well as professional, and the clients I have referred have had nothing but positive feedback regarding their experience with her."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Beverly for approximately 10 years. In all those years, I have found her to be highly professional and very knowledgeable in deportation/removal immigration matters, as well as general immigration matters. I have referred clients to Beverly, and knew they would be well represented. I have also conferred with Beverly on a number of cases, and always find her comments insightful and intelligent."
San Jose Immigration Lawyer Beverly Ann Byrd
Beverly Ann Byrd
Immigration Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 23 years