Ms. Byrd received her B.A. Degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1974.
She was awarded her J.D. Degree from the University in 1978.
Ms. Byrd is also a former Fellow of the Institute of Politics at The John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
She is a member of the: Arkansas Bar, United States District Court Bar, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Bar, Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, and the W. Harold Flowers Law Society (National Bar Association Affiliate)
Prior to associating with Mays, Byrd & Associates, P.A., Ms. Byrd served as a staff attorney for the National Partnership for Women & Families (formerly the Women's Legal Defense Fund).
In that position, Ms. Byrd
was involved in the development of national public policy in the areas of gender and race equity, which emphasized advocacy and constituency representation before the administrative, judicial, and executive branches of the Federal Government.
practice emphasis includes corporate, municipal, and individual representation in such areas as Employment, Labor & Employee Relations, Property Acquisition & Closing, and Product Liability.
In addition, Ms. Byrd
has been actively involved in the firm's Public Finance practice.