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J. Christopher Byrd

Chris Byrd, raised in Amarillo, Texas, graduated cum laude from Oklahoma Christian University in 1979 with a B.S. in Accounting. Prior to graduating, Mr. Byrd was appointed in 1978 by the Comptroller of the Currency as Associate National Bank Examiner. Mr. Byrd received both his M.B.A. cum laude and his J.D. from Texas Tech University Law School in 1984 and became a member of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Byrd began his law career in 1985 with Robinson & Fotheringham in Amarillo, where he handled general civil, commercial and banking law matters, which included special appointments by the U.S. Treasury. In 1987, Mr. Byrd was appointed Judge, Municipal Court of Amarillo, a Court of record. Mr. Byrd joined Phillips Petroleum in 1990, handling acquisitions, property tax, real estate and claims, and international tax compliance as a Tax Specialist. He later served as Senior Insurance Administrator in Risk Management, Treasury. Mr. Byrd represented the prevailing party before the Supreme Court of Texas, Smith vs. Southwest Feedyards, 835 S.W.2d 89 Tex., 1992. This case was a case of first impression establishing a party’s right to testify in civil matters. Mr. Byrd became a C.P.A. in 1993 and was certified as an Associate in Risk Management in 1997. In 1999, Mr. Byrd was recruited from Phillips Petroleum to join Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation (now Valero Energy) as Risk Manager and as Chief Operating Officer for Corporate Claims Management, Inc., an international third-party claims administration Company. After serving on a three member merger team with Valero, he joined Nunley Davis Jolley Cluck Aelvoet LLP in early 2002 practicing in the areas of general civil and commercial law.

In 2009, Mr. Byrd opened his private practice continuing to focus on the core areas of practice and is Admitted before all Texas State Courts, U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas, and their respective U.S. Bankruptcy Courts.

He has authored several works, including “A Core Program Partnership” for Phillips Petroleum, recognized in the commercial insurance industry as the first long-term non-cancelable, catastrophic risk program, as well as “A Right to Anonymity” in Selected Writings of Texas Tech Law School Students, 1984.

Mr. Byrd also serves as Counsel for the Center for Public Policy in Washington D.C. and for Act for America and in such roles focuses his efforts in fighting the advance of Sharia in America. Mr. Byrd recently testified in Texas Senate committee hearings in favor of American Laws for American Courts, which testimony was directly contested by the Muslim brotherhood. Mr. Byrd is eager to assist any litigant dealing with Sharia. Mr. Byrd has spoken to dozens of groups around Texas on the issue of Sharia and is available to speak upon request.


Oklahoma Christian University

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, December 1979, cum laude, Oklahoma City, OK

Texas Tech University School of Law

Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 1984, Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University College of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration, May 1984, cum laude, Lubbock, TX

State Bar of Texas

Memeber since 1985

State Board of Public Accountancy of Oklahoma

Member since 1993

Associate in Risk Management Certification


State Board of Public Accountancy of Texas

Member since 2016

Lead Counsel

Representing prevailing party before the Texas Supreme Court in Smith v. Southwest Feedyards, 835 S.W.2d 189 (1992); case established presumption of a party’s right to testify in civil matters; Comal Ag Operations, LLC v. Justin Kelley, et al.; and Ohio Development, LLC., v. Tapatio Springs Homeowners Ass’n.

Admitted to

Northern and Western Districts of Texas, United States District Bankruptcy Courts, Western District of Oklahoma Bankruptcy Court, and the United State Bankruptcy Court District of New Mexico.


“Core Program Partnership” for Phillips Petroleum recognized as the first long-term non-cancelable, facultative catastrophic risk program in the commercial insurance industry.


“Right to Anonymity,” (Selected Writings of Texas Tech Law School Students, May 1984).


Of the first CRA violation written as a National Bank Examiner.

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