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Benjamin D. Byrd

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Lauren Daly540.983.9394
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Monica Guilliams540.983.9461
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Ben Byrd is a Partner and trial lawyer representing injured people in medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury cases across Virginia. His practice is devoted entirely to litigating cases in state and federal courts. This has taken Ben from Wise to Fairfax and practically everywhere in between. He has handled a wide variety of cases including car crashes, trucking accidents, products liability and medical malpractice cases involving surgical errors, failure to diagnose cancer and medication errors. Ben represents people who have been injured or lost loved ones as a result of the careless actions of others. This has given him the opportunity to speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves.

For the past four years, he has been noted by Virginia Super Lawyers as a “Virginia Rising Star” in the practice of Personal Injury General: Plaintiff, placing him among the up-and-coming attorneys in the state.

  • Va. counties & cities where I’ve represented clients
  • Jury trials to date
  • Times named a Rising Star by Virginia Super Lawyers
  • What do you enjoy most about your practice?

    That I get to help my clients and make a positive difference in their lives.

  • What is the most interesting part of your work?

    Amassing knowledge on the various medical issues in my cases and matching wits with experts in court.

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2008
  • College of Charleston, B.A. magna cum laude, 2003

Experience

  • Represented plaintiffs in cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury, car accidents, trucking accidents, products liability, nursing home malpractice, dog attacks, sexual assault and wrongful death
  • Tried a wrongful death medical malpractice case resulting in a $2.75 million jury verdict (reduced to the cap of $2,050,000) in the Western District of Virginia, Abingdon Division; verdict was included in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2015” list (the 6th largest overall verdict for the year and the largest medical malpractice verdict for the year)
  • Tried a sexual assault case resulting in a $1,000,000 jury verdict in the City of Staunton; verdict was included in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2013”  list
  • Represented a plaintiff in recovering in excess of $500,000 in a trucking accident case
  • Tried a medical malpractice case resulting in a jury verdict in excess of $375,000 (total recovery of over $450,000)
  • Tried a wrongful death case resulting in a $400,000 jury verdict in Wise County
  • Tried a medical malpractice case resulting in a jury verdict in excess of $300,000 in Tazewell County
  • Tried a trucking accident case resulting in a $200,000 jury verdict in Roanoke County
  • Tried car accident, trucking accident, medical malpractice, personal injury, sexual assault and wrongful death cases in Virginia state courts
  • Successfully represented a car accident victim in arbitration proceeding
  • Represented plaintiffs in cases that received media publicity, including medical malpractice matters against the major healthcare corporation in the region
  • Represented plaintiffs in state courts throughout the Commonwealth including Alleghany County, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Augusta County, Bedford County, Botetourt County, Brunswick County, Carroll County, Charlottesville, Danville, Dickenson County, Fairfax County, Floyd County, Franklin County, Grayson County, Henrico County, King William County, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Mecklenburg County, Montgomery County, Newport News, Norfolk, Pulaski County, Richmond, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Rockbridge County, Rockingham County, Russell County, Salem, Stafford County, Staunton, Tazewell County, Washington County, Winchester, and Wise County
  • Represented plaintiffs in a trucking accident case in Louisiana state court
  • Represented plaintiffs in over a dozen mediations in state and federal courts in Virginia
  • Argued numerous motions in state and federal courts on the topics of charitable immunity, the collateral source rule, spoliation of evidence and other matters
  • Participated in continuing legal education courses as a presenter and in preparing written materials
  • Assisted with a motion to reconsider sentence for a criminal defendant serving life without parole
  • Assisted the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse at Washington & Lee with several high-profile capital cases
  • Served the United States District Court for Western Virginia during internship

Affiliations

  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, The Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, Roanoke Bar Association
  • Member, Friends of the Roanoke Public Libraries, Raleigh Court Chapter

Awards

  • Included in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly list of “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts” (2013)
  • Named a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in Personal Injury: Plaintiff (2012-2016)
  • Vice-President, Student Law Council of The Virginia Bar Association at Washington & Lee
  • Washington & Lee University Honor Advocate