Colby Byrd is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on agriculture, business, commercial, and real estate litigation in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. He represents a wide variety of clients, including individuals, landowners, local and family-owned businesses, energy companies, real estate developers, and financial institutions. A member of the firm’s Condemnation, Eminent Domain, and Landowner Rights team, Colby has a proven track record of protecting the rights of landowners and maximizing the “just compensation” due when their property is taken by a governmental entity or public utility for a public use.
An Oklahoma native, Colby received his bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Oklahoma State University and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Agriculture & Equine Industry Group. He dedicates a significant portion of his practice to the representation of agricultural producers, businesses, and interest groups in a variety of matters affecting the industry. His work in this area includes representing farmers and ranchers in disputes with private crop insurance providers and the various sub-agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, such as the Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency, and Rural Development.
In addition to his active litigation practice, Colby serves on the firm’s recruiting committee.
Colby’s achievements have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (commercial litigation; eminent domain and condemnation law; real estate litigation) and in Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s up-and-coming attorneys.
In his spare time, Colby enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and cheering on the Pokes with his beagle, Molly.