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Benjamin D. Byrd
Direct: 540.983.9397
Fax: 540.983.9400

Benjamin D. Byrd


Phone: 540.983.9397
Fax: 540.983.9400
Ben Byrd is a trial lawyer representing injured people in medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury cases across Virginia. Ben represents people who have been injured or lost loved ones as a result of the careless actions of others.
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  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2008; College of Charleston, B.A. magna cum laude, 2003


  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 Amherst County, Appomattox County, Augusta County, Bedford County, Botetourt County, Brunswick County, Carroll County, Charlottesville, Danville, Fairfax County, Floyd County, Franklin County, King William County, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Montgomery County, Norfolk, Pulaski County, Richmond, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Rockbridge County, Rockingham County, Russell 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


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


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


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