Angela Byrd has announced her candidacy for Circuit Judge, 4th Division, of the 20th Judicial District. This District covers Faulkner, Van Buren and Searcy counties.
Byrd is currently the owner of Angela Byrd Law Firm, PLLC, in Conway, where her practice includes the areas of civil, criminal and family law. She has been a licensed attorney for over 21 years, and has litigated cases across the State of Arkansas in her private practice and in government service as a deputy prosecuting attorney. Byrd is also qualified as an attorney ad litem, to represent children’s best interests in court proceedings, and a certified ALETA instructor for law enforcement.
Previously, Byrd served as Senior Trial Deputy and Division Chief at the 20th Judicial Prosecuting Attorney’s office. She handled Drug Court, case management, appeals, and all types of felony cases including complex death penalty cases.
Byrd taught classes through the Criminal Justice Institute, a division of the University of Arkansas system, and previously served as a coordinator for services to victims of child abuse crimes with the Arkansas Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Commission.
“For over 21 years, I have worked closely with individuals in the judicial system from all walks of life, cultures and race,” Byrd said. “I believe that fresh leadership is needed in our judiciary, and that my background is the true experience needed on the bench — past legal experience that helps a judge understand the different perspectives, evaluate the evidence and testimony, and make a proper decision.”
Byrd is a 1989 graduate of Arkansas Tech University, where she majored in Business Administration, and a 1992 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law School.
Angela Byrd has been married to her husband, Karl Byrd, for over 19 years, and they have four children and five grandchildren.
”I want people to know that I stand for honesty, integrity and fairness on the bench, family values and a firm commitment to public service,” she said.