Joe H. Byrd, Jr.

Attorney at Law

Joe H. Byrd, Jr., began his legal career in 1981 and has been working relentlessly to win cases ever since. He is passionate about the law and the rights of his clients. He spends countless hours investigating and researching your case, frequently working weekends to accomplish what needs to be done. He has a 4.7 AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell for his strong legal ability and adherence to high ethical standards—an award only 10% of lawyers achieve nationally. His areas of concentration include Criminal Defense Law and Social Security Disability Law.

Areas of Concentration
Criminal Defense
State and Federal Courts
Social Security Disability Law
University of Mississippi, J.D., 1981, Delta Theta Phi
University of Mississippi, B.B.A., 1979
Admissions to Practice
State of Mississippi (1981)
United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi (1981)
State of Tennessee (1982)
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (1985)
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1986)
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (2002)
Professional Memberships
Jackson-Madison County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1990-1996; Vice President, 1994-1995; President, 1995-1996
Tennessee Bar Association, Member, Sections on Criminal Justice and Disability Law
Mississippi State Bar
Member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
Delegate to the Fifty-Fifth Conference of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of the United States for the Honorable James D. Todd, U.S. District Court Judge (1995)
American Inns of Court (Charter Master of the Bench Member, Howell Edmunds Jackson Chapter)
Reported Cases
Moseley v. Barnhart, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17389 (W.D. Tenn. 2006).
State v. Boyd, 2004 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 255 (Tenn. Crim. App. 2004).
Moffitt v. Moffitt, 2000 Tenn. App. LEXIS 773 (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 13, 2000).
State v. Transou, 928 S.W.2d 949, (Tenn. Crim. App. 1996).
First Nat’l Bank v. Bay, 1994 Tenn. App. LEXIS 131 (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 15, 1994).
Smith v. Smith, 1993 Tenn. App. LEXIS 245 (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 30, 1993).