Colby J. Byrd

Associate

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Colby Byrd is a trial lawyer whose civil litigation practice is primarily concentrated in the areas of condemnation disputes, landowner rights and agricultural litigation, with a specific emphasis on the representation of agriculture producers in federal crop insurance disputes in administrative proceedings, arbitrations and federal court.  A portion of his practice is devoted to representing oil and gas exploration and production companies, oilfield service providers, midstream companies, and equipment manufacturers in a broad range of matters affecting the energy industry.

Colby earned his undergraduate degree in agricultural sciences and natural resources from Oklahoma State University and is a member of the firm’s Agriculture & Equine Industry Group. His work in this area includes representing farmers in federal crop insurance disputes with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency and the representation of landowners in condemnation and inverse condemnation actions.

The Oklahoma native graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2018, where he was named to the Order of the Coif and Order of Barristers.  While in law school, he served as note and comment editor of the Oklahoma Law Review, was crowned national champion of the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy competition, and received several honors, including the Comfort Scholarship and three American Jurisprudence Awards.

While pursuing his Juris Doctor, Colby served as a judicial extern for The Honorable Robert E. Bacharach of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

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Experience, Honors, & Awards

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

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Vindicating the Effective Vindication Exception: Protecting Federal Statutory Rights in the Employment Context

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Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2018
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Education

  • J.D., with highest honors, University of Oklahoma, 2018
    • Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers; Note & Comment Editor, Oklahoma Law Review; Comfort Scholar; American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Team; Phi Delta Phi; Board of Advocates; 3 American Jurisprudence Awards
  • B.S. (Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources – Agribusiness), Oklahoma State University, 2015
    • National Merit Scholar
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