A Relentless, Principled Advocate
A partner based in our Nashville office, Kenneth S. Byrd represents consumers in consumer protection cases and individuals and the families of loved ones who died in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits filed in courts in Tennessee and across the Southeast and Midwest. Kenneth is also a member of our False Claim Act practice group, assisting whistleblowers to stop fraud and the misuse of funds in government contracts and programs.
Over the past three years, Kenneth has represented the families of deceased smokers in trials in Florida federal court against the tobacco companies for their 50-year conspiracy of misrepresenting the dangers of smoking cigarettes and for intentionally engineering the design of cigarettes to make them more addictive. In several trials, juries have returned multi-million dollar verdicts. Kenneth was lead trial counsel in a jury trial victory in 2013 and has been the second chair in several other trials.
Prior to joining our firm, Kenneth practiced as a litigation attorney at Harwell, Howard, Hyne, Gabbert & Manner, PC. He also worked as a reporter in Washington D.C., covering church-state and religious liberty matters at the White House, U.S. Supreme Court and Congress.