Johnnie Byrd Probate Lawyer Fair Fees, Fast Work, Experience

Will an Experienced Attorney Handle My Probate Case?

Probate law is complex. It requires an attorney who has experience in anticipating and solving all the problems that may delay the final distribution of the estate assets. Besides fair legal fees, you will need an attorney that is committed to prompt work being done on your case. Johnnie Byrd has many years of experience in helping bring estates to a prompt conclusion.

Attorney Johnnie Byrd

Johnnie Byrd is a general practice lawyer with offices in Plant City, Florida. Johnnie has been in private practice for over 35 years. Johnnie provides legal advice and counsel to a wide variety of clients in the practice areas of probate, estate planning, real estate, and guardianship, as well as business law,criminal defense, family law, appeals, and general civil litigation.

As a Member of the Florida Bar, and more importantly as a general practice attorney, Johnnie takes seriously his obligation to provide competent legal advice and counsel and to advance his client's best interests within the bounds of the law.

As a legal adviser, Johnnie helps his clients understand their legal rights and duties. As a litigator, Johnnie zealously protects and asserts his clients’ under the rules of our adversary system. As a negotiator, Johnnie helps clients obtain an advantageous result consistent with requirements of honest dealing with others. As an evaluator, a lawyer acts by examining a client's legal situation and giving timely legal advice to the client.

Attorney Johnnie Byrd

Attorney Johnnie B. Byrd, Jr.


Auburn University - B.S.1973
University of Alabama - J.D. 1976

Bar Associations and Courts

  • The Florida Bar Association 1977
  • The Alabama Bar Association 1976
  • Florida District Courts of Appeal
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Admitted United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Admitted United States District Court for the Middle Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted United States Supreme Court

Professional Recognition

  • The Florida Bar - President’s Legislative Award
  • Florida Bar Association Appreciation Award
  • Conference of County Court Judges - Appreciation Award
  • Broward County Hispanic Bar Association - Appreciation Award

Legislative Awards and Recognition

  • Florida Chamber of Commerce Top Forty legislator award
  • Florida Police Benevolent Ass'n Leadership Award
  • U. of Fla. Cooperative Extension Service Award
  • Florida Petroleum Council Outstanding Legislator Award
  • Legislator of Year from Florida Tax Collectors Association
  • Florida Association of Counties - County Champion
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) - Guardian Award
  • Florida Library Association - Library Day 2000 Leadership Award

Community and Political Involvement

  • Florida State Representative 1996-2004
  • Speaker of the Fla. House of Representatives 2002-2004
  • Founder of USF-Byrd Alzheimer's Institute
  • USF-Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute board of directors
  • Past president of the Plant City Chamber of Commerce
  • Past president of the Plant City Sunrise Kiwanis Club
  • Past president of the Friends of the Bruton Memorial Library

Honors and Recognitions

  • Appreciation Award by the Florida Strawberry Growers
  • 1997 Harvest Award from Hillsborough County Agriculture Hillsborough
  • Association for Retarded Citizens - New Horizons Award presented in appreciation for Contributions on behalf of Individuals with Disabilities
  • Junior Elite Women’s Club - Recognition for Contributions to the African American Men of Tomorrow Program
  • American Heart Association Award - Heart Association Fighting Heart Disease and Stroke - Leadership in promoting public access to defibrillation
  • The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc. - Appreciation for Generosity And Outstanding Support Restoring Peace to Violent Families
  • Florida Council on Aging - Appreciation for Advocacy for Florida’s Older Citizens
  • Center for Infant & Child Development - Founder’s Award Health Sciences Center University of South Florida
  • Christian Coalition of Florida - Faith and Family Award
  • Autism Society Recognition Award
  • H. Lee Moffitt Leadership Award
  • Brandon Community Leadership Award
  • American Cancer Society Civic Leader Award
  • Disabled American Veterans - Award for Outstanding Support of Florida’s Disabled Veterans
  • National Wild Turkey Federation 2nd Amendment award

Give Johnnie a Call 24/7 at (813) 759-1224

Will Probate

Probate is the process for winding up the affairs of a person who is deceased, either with or without a will.

Estate Plans

Plan where your property goes at death and who will to be in charge of your affairs if you become incapacitated.

Will Contests

Interested persons have the right to contest an estate or trust and to contest whether a deed, will or trust is valid.


Probate and Estate Planning can be confusing. Find the answers to common questions about estates.

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Byrd & Barnhill, P.L.
206 N. Collins Street
Plant City FL 33563
(813) 759-1124