Founded in 1950 by Joe K. Byrd, the firm has grown from an individual practitioner to a diversified firm providing specialized legal services to clients throughout western N.C. Employing a highly experienced support staff, the member attorneys concentrate their practice in the specific areas outlined above. To insure collective professional development and to best serve its clients, the firm emphasizes participation in professional, cultural, charitable and civic organizations at all levels. Professional memberships include the Burke County Bar, the 25th Judicial District Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, General Practice Hall of Fame, 1993, the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Firm members have held various positions of responsibility in local and state associations.