Attorney Devan Byrd brings a wealth of quality attributes and experience to our firm. Her primary areas of practice include automobile, motorcycle and truck accidents, catastrophic injury, medical malpractice and negligence, and wrongful death. A passionate and determined advocate, Devan was born in Florida and raised in Alabama. Leading with a positive attitude and excellent communication skills, Devan is relentless in her pursuit of justice on behalf of her clients.

After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Birmingham Southern College, Devan went on to earn her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law. She is currently a member of the Alabama Association for Justice, the Alabama State Bar, and the Birmingham Bar Association. She has also been admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.

In law school, she was a part of the UA BLSA and UA BLSA Moot Court Team, and also worked as an editor of the Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review. During this time she also worked with the Elder Law Clinic, helping elderly individuals from various backgrounds in seven West Alabama counties. She provided assistance to non-criminal matters such as nursing home issues, Medicaid/Medicare, social security, consumer fraud, housing, public benefits, elder abuse and exploitation, estate planning, health care planning and decision-making.

Devan lives by an inherent commitment to constant self-improvement and helping others in need. During her time earning her J.D., Devan was a part of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, as well as a Legal Extern for the Honorable Abdul K. Kallon. She was also a mentor, executive officer, and director in a one-on-one mentoring program called Raise the Bar, as well as the HASS trial team.

In her spare time, Devan enjoys running, spending time with her family, friends, and dogs, attending church, participating in sports, and travelling.


  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.S. in Business Administration, 2013
  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2017


  • Alabama, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama


  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Association of Justice Emerging Leaders Board (4-year rotation)
  • Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee
  • Alabama Head Injury Foundation Birmingham Regional Board


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Awards & Accolades

  • Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers – Top 25
  • ABA
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • AV Preeminent
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers 2019 - Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers 2018
  • Americas Top 100 Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Advocates
  • American Judicature Society
  • US News Best Law Firms 2019
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Benchmark Litigation
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Lawdragon 2017
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • NBLSC Board Certified Lawyers
  • Phoenix Club of Birmingham
  • Plaintiffs Steering Committee
  • SuperLawyers
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers
  • Top Ranked USA Chambers
  • Arkansas Magazine - Very Best Award
  • National Featured Verdict
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2019
  • Top Rated Lawyers

Our Results

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  • $422,000,000 Whistleblower

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  • $410,000,000 Qui Tam

    U.S. ex rel. Johnson v. Shell, resulting in the company’s agreement to pay $410 million to resolve claims that it underpaid royalties due for oil produced on federal leases...More

  • $310,000,000 Corporate Fraud

    In 2016, a team of Hare Wynn lawyers, including Scott Powell, John Haley, Bruce McKee, Ralph Cook, Brian Vines, and Tempe Smith secured a $310 million dollar settlement on behalf of a nationwide class of investors who had been defrauded...More

  • $218,000,000 Syngenta GMO Corn

    Scott Powell and three long-time colleagues are responsible for securing a $217.7 million dollar verdict on behalf of a class of more than 7,000 Kansas farmers. This was the first of a number of trials against Syngent....More

  • $133,000,000 Securities Fraud

    This was a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of HealthSouth Corporation. It alleged that UBS Securities knew about Richard Scrushy’s accounting frauds at HealthSouth, yet helped Scrushy to continue to make acquisitions and to c...More

  • $40,250,000 Wrongful Death

    Hare Wynn has obtained a $40.25 million jury verdict in Jefferson County, Alabama, in a case involving the death of Derric Rush, a Hoover resident killed on his way home from Wednesday night service at the church where he worked....More

  • $40,000,000 Whistleblower

    Healthways Inc. will pay $40 million to end a lawsuit alleging the company’s Diabetes Treatment Center of America received kickbacks for paying doctors to send their patients to hospitals that are the unit’s clients....More

  • $37,500,000 Death of a Police Officer

    Hare Wynn lawyers, Matt Minner and Jamie Moncus, obtained a large punitive damages verdict from a Madison County jury in a case involving the death of a Huntsville Police Officer. The family of slain Officer, Daniel Golden, bro...More

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