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Kevin Gregory Byrd

Family Attorney at Lakewood, WA

3.1   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    60%
    Divorce, Legal Separation, Annulment, Paternity, Parenting Plans, Modifications, Child Relocation, Unmarried Committed Intimate Relationships, Child support

    42 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    30%
    Consumer Bankruptcies

    42 years

  3. Other
    10%

I have been practicing in the Tacoma-Pierce County area for the past 34 years.  I limit my practice to family law, criminal defense (including DUI) and Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  My office is conveniently located just off I-5 and SR 512 in Lakewood.  We have ample free parking.  I offer a free initial consultation.  A military discount is available for all of our active-duty service members stationed at JBLM.  Contact us today.  I have a good team of assistants who help me deliver quality legal services to my clients. 

Location

Kevin G. Byrd, Attorney & Counselor at Law
10116 36th Avenue Ct. South West
Suite 108
Lakewood, WA, 98499-6005

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Reviews

3.1 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Posted by Jeanne | March 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kevin Byrd Attorney
Rita and Kevin were very prompt and positive. They were proactive in all aspects of my case and I highly recommend them. They are easily accessible by phone and in person. You can not go wrong by calling them.
Posted by Jamila | September 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST IN THE BUSINESS!!!!
I was referred to Kevin and his amazing team by another local attorney who wasn't accepting contested divorce cases. He's one of the few out there who does a free consultation to see if he'd be a fit. I was impressed from day #1. He listened intently and provided exemplary legal advice. I am still currently going through my divorce proceedings and he & his staff have guided me through every step. I trust his legal team fully and would recommend to anyone seeking honest legal counsel!!
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Posted by Dusty L | January 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7
Cheap, great attitudes, great service, love them. They are great. My whole fam has went to Kevin g Byrd. I’ll be back in 8 years.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best
Mr. Byrd gave me very importin info on how I should handle my divorce with my soon to be ex, He told me I would be better off to get all my info together then come see him and then he would lay it all out, Then he would tell me what I should do and what I cant do, the staff helped me on getting me some info on were I should go to gather all the needed papers so that I would be better prepared when the time came to file.
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Posted by Nadir | January 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Motion to adjust child support
I moved out of state during the motion for child support adjustment hearings. This caused me a great deal of anxiety because I needed to find someone who I could rely on to help me. Mr. Byrd and his team were my saving grace. They always keep me informed and were very professional. They fought very hard for me and in the end I was extremely satisfied with the outcome. I will definitely be using Mr. Byrd and his team for any future legal proceedings that I may encounter.
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Posted by Michele | February 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendliest people you would ever meet. They are all great
They are a great office. Kept informed of everything, easy to talk to and are so helpful. I feel like the kindness they had for me made everything easier. Treated like family :)
Posted by Blake | January 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Custody Battle
I was separated from my ex wife for almost two years. Throughout the marriage, she took my son out of state four times traveling from state to state while dating a violent offender, providing a very unstable life for him. I hired Mr Kevin Byrd when I felt as if my previous attorney was failing. Kevin and his staff were professional and helpful. Besides the fact that I had to do a lot of leg work, the outcome made it all worth while. Additionally, with the aid of my Guardian Ad Litem and my son's counselor, I received full custody of my son. I greatly appreciate everyone that was involved in this very complex case.
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Posted by Robert | February 23, 2012
Kevin Byrd is the very best attorney you could ever find.
Kevin Byrd has been my attorney for the last 10 years. He has represented me in divorce, claims actions, and financial matters. The divorce lasted 6 years and went to the Court of Appeals where Kevin won my case with his knowledge and understanding of the law. You would be hard pressed to find a better attorney then Kevin Byrd. He is reliable and trustworthy and you can could on him to do the best job possible. He understands the law!
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Posted by LuLa6706 | February 22, 2012
Correction: Excellent Attorney
I clicked the wrong boxes on my prior review. My ratings would all be "excellent" for this attorney. All of my other prior review is correct.
Posted by Trent | February 21, 2012
Great Experience With This Attorney
This attorney and his staff were wonderful. He was clear about what I was getting myself into and what I had to do to get a bankruptcy discharge. He achieved the release of all my bills through the bankruptcy process. He and his staff were professional, kind and considerate of my situation throughout. His legal assistant patiently walked me through all of the paperwork that is required for bankruptcy and really helped me out.
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Posted by Jack | October 30, 2009
Highly recommended attorney.
I was pleased with this attorney's handling of my case, which involved substantial assets and some fairly complicated parenting issues. He assisted me in achieving the result I wanted and was far less expensive than I thought the case would be. I recommend Mr. Byrd. He has a pleasant staff and they always returned my phone calls.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dont use for a custody battle.
At my custody hearing, He hadn't even reviewed the documents that were submitted to the judge. The judge was even correcting him. I was mortified.
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Waste of time
Thought he could help, guess he didn't want to be bothered. His staff seemed great, he was completely rude and would not listen kept talking over.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible attorney
He doesn't know anything about your case. He only wants money and doesn't care at all. He barely prepares for hearings and wants to get a temp order and immediately get off your case. Office staff is great but high turn over so I never knew who would be handling my case.
Posted by Robert | August 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All the 1 star reviews are the truth.
Lost everything, do not go to him. Please if you value your children do not go here. Secretary’s are the best part.
Posted by Terri | August 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Support/Parenting Plan
I should've looked around for other lawyers but I went off reviews on google. Here is my personal experience: I went to Kevin Byrd to get child support and a parenting plan. I have my daughter 5 nights a week and work everyday. To sum it up, I ended up losing and receiving no child support. It's just odd to me that WA is a women state and I'm the primary parent who once again have my daughter 5 nights... receive no child support. The moment the hearing was done, Kevin stop responding to my email and stated I would have to pay for additional advice. I wish I would've looked around and found a lawyer who empathizes with their clients and treat them as humans and not just a payment machine. I would just be cautious because I'm still confused on how I don't receive financial assistance and even the court order says I'm the primary parent. Also, I submitted documentations requested and they kept asking me for things I've already sent. The day of my first court hearing date he was no prepared, which made us push the date out a month. I just encourage people to shop around and find someone who is really involved with their clients cases.
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Posted by Sam | January 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Worst in Lakewood
He took our money and did nothing. The lady that answered the phone was rude and had no idea who it us. He has three assistant leave him in a three period. I guess his wife works for him to and she does not even do anything but set in the desk and talk about the other clients!!! who does that. She also says she has work for him long enough to be an attorney. Wow is that how law works???? Can she say that??? I am going some were the office does not smell like bad body did they forget to shower? I will take my $4000.00 retain to an attorney who will look at me when i talking. So rude
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Posted by Michael | November 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shady as ALL HELL, stay away
I thought that because Kevin had good reviews that he was good, boy what a nightmare it has been. Paid him $3300 for a divorce and all he did was handle child support. Now I’m being billed another $3500 for discoveries that HE caused. Completely dissatisfied with the services I have received. Very unprofessional group. At one point Amy said she would dress in black and whoop my wife’s ass. If your a male needing a divorce lawyer PLEASE LOOK ELSE WHERE. These people are shady as hell. At the end of the day karma will catch up to these people.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unprepared, Unprofessional, Wasted my money
I hired Kevin for my divorce. He did not inform me until after I gave my retainer that he was going to be out of the office on vacation the entire month of Aug 2016. My divorce motion was postponed due to this. I rarely got to speak to the man I hired. During each of my court hearings he was not prepared, he did not speak to me before hand and was late to the hearings. I watched him prepare what he felt was my argument issue based on what was written in the declaration statement. At one of my motions, he informed the pro temp judge that my soon to be ex husband's income went down which I gave him a nudge and told him it actually went up. He shushed me and took no regard for this. Because he represented this motion incorrectly. the pro temp judge lowered my child support lower than what my ex had requested. I told Kevin this the hearing and he said we could do a modification. He later sent me an email stating, "I f***ed up and urged me to do a revision which cost me $1000.00. I asked him for a discount since this was his error and he did not respond to my request. Emails also went unanswered multiple times. Kevin drug his feet on my case and did not help me. He did more harm than good. I ended up not having any attorney represent my case and did it myself. I ended up with the outcome that I would have expected Kevin to have gotten me while I retained him. He simply was not interested in helping me as much as he was wanting to take my money. My temp court documents were so messy that DCS had a hard time enforcing the orders. I will never use this attorney again, nor will I refer him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unprepared. Unprofessional. Not knowledgeable.
Unprofessional. Borderline incompetent, to the point we are looking into filing a formal complaint. Disorganized, loses important information. We were finding out about court dates and deadlines from opposing counsel, not him. Completely unprepared in court, stuttering and shuffling papers like it's his first time before a judge. Late to court. Does not advocate for his client. Does not answer questions, phone calls or emails. We paid him a $4k retainer for zero results. We switched to another attorney and he won't provide her the details and documents she is requesting and is holding up the process. His "legal assistant" is not knowledgeable or helpful, is crude and unprofessional, curses and does not file documents. Neither him or her will review/explain what they're asking you to sign. Please do not hire this attorney. Read the reviews on various sources on-line. Wish we had before we hired him.
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Response from Kevin Byrd July 27, 2017
First of all, this review is unfair because it is anonymous. It is difficult to respond to an anonymous review because I am not given any information about the particular client it involved or enough information to determine whether it is a true client at all. There are many known instances of false reviews posted by disgruntled former employees or competitors of attorneys. In my practice, I represent individuals, not groups. I can only assume this was a review posted by a disgruntled friend or relative of a client, if the situation was a client at all, because it uses the term "we". This review is also patently untrue. My staff and I always go over documents with clients first before asking them to sign them. I give legal advice (if I can) when asked and, many times, when not asked to do so if a client's bad behavior is brought to my attention. In the rare case where a client discharges me as their attorney, whether they go to another attorney or not, we always give them their file and financial documents promptly upon reasonable prior notice. We also promptly respond to all questions, phone calls or emails from clients or those interested supportive people around them who the client has released us to share information with. We routinely and directly notify clients of deadlines and court dates at all times. Lastly, I have over 34 years of practice. My practice did not last this long by being unprofessional, incompetent, unorganized, unprepared in court or not advocating for my clients. This could not be further from the truth. Further, I cannot believe this client got zero results. A lawyer cannot guarantee any particular result in a client's case, so I suspect this person, whoever it was or might be, simply did not like the results of a court hearing. In any event, due to the inherent nature of my practice, my clients are oftentimes in the worst situation in their lives and many times are angry, vengeful and bite the hand that tries to assist them. In the event this review was truly posted by a client of mine, I would invite the person to contact me directly about their case or their complaints to discuss them with me. I see this person, whoever it is, is still represented by counsel and I wish them good luck with their case into the future.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Proprietor
  • Kevin G. Byrd - Attorney
  • 1982 - Present

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
Endorse Kevin
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kevin is an experienced, tenacious lawyer. I have stood on opposing sides of several cases with Kevin, and have appreciated his thoroughness, strong advocacy, and willingness to collaborate in an effort to find the best solutions for both sides. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have practiced with Kevin for many years. He has been on the other side of many of my cases. I have always appreciated his professionalism and his commitment."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows what he is doing. He is kind and competent. I would trust his advise."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Bankruptcy and debt

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Lakewood Family Lawyer Kevin Gregory Byrd
Kevin Gregory Byrd
Family Attorney
Lakewood, WA
Licensed for 41 years
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