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Mr. Jones Byrd

Mr. Jones Byrd
The Van Winkle Law Firm

Bar ID: 656

The Van Winkle Law Firm
11 North Market Street
Asheville, NC 28802
(828) 258-2991

Introductory Statement

Jones Byrd has broad experience providing counsel and representing individuals, land owners and businesses in civil litigation, specifically in matters relating to eminent domain, a topic about which he is often asked to lecture and write. As a certified mediator, he is equally skilled resolving disputes prior to trial as he is building vigorous cases before administrative agencies, trial and appellant courts as well as district courts, court of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Byrd’s efforts have assisted victims of product defects, medical malpractice, personal injury, clergy abuse and other matters to recover multi-million dollar awards that often exceed negotiated settlements from manufacturers, developers, government agencies and utilities. In addition, he has successfully represented an international company defending eminent domain against county government seeking to condemn land for landfill.

Prior to joining The Van Winkle Law Firm in 1995, Byrd was a principal with a neighboring Asheville, N.C., law firm.

Practice Information

Areas of Practice: Administrative Law, Construction Law, Personal Injury

Licensed to Practice in: North Carolina


Wake Forest University, Juris Doctor, 1971
Wake Forest University, Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science,1968


AV Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury Plaintiff, 2012
Best Lawyers in America
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Published Appellant Opinions in DOT v. Blevins, 363 N.C. 649, 686 S.E.2d 134 (2009), DOT v. Haywood Oil, 195 N.C. App. 668; 673 S.E.2d 712 (2009), and Intermount v. PSNC, 150 N.C. App. 539, 563 S.E.2d 626 (2002)

Memberships & Associations

28th Judicial District Bar
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
Harry C. Martin American Inns of Court
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Legislative Chairperson and Former Chairperson of Eminent Domain Section
North Carolina Bar Association, Member, Litigation Section Council Member and Former Co-Chairperson of the Legislative Committee
North Carolina State Bar

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