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kim_lowerThank you for the opportunity to introduce attorney O. Kim Byrd, Esq.

I am a native of the Florida panhandle. I went to community college and then to the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. For law school I chose New York Law School located in New York City close to the courts and the World Trade Center. My diverse life experiences help me in understanding the needs of my clients.

After several years working for a large law firm in New York, I decided to return to Florida. I lived and worked in the Tampa Bay area from 1998 to 2018. I recently returned to the Florida panhandle and reside in Walton County. I have been practicing Family Law and Estate Planning since 2001. I find fulfillment in helping individuals, not corporations, with their legal needs.

In addition to my 17 years of experience, I make sure I am up on the latest laws affecting my practice. I regularly attend the Florida Family Law Review class, where I learn about the established law and recent changes in Family Law. I am a member of Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. I was previously a member of the Family Law section of the Hillsborough County Bar and a participant in the Tampa Family Law Inn of Court. My participation in these organizations provides me with instruction in family law issues and the opportunity to interact with other family attorneys and family law judges in an informal setting. The Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar has asked me to speak at the Basic Family Law classes presented to newly admitted lawyers in Florida.

Giving back to the community is important to me. I have been awarded annually for my pro bono services and volunteer work with Bay Area Legal Services, which provides legal aid in the Tampa area. I’m looking forward to volunteering with legal aid in Walton County. He offers legal representation in the areas of:

• Divorce, Paternity & Family Law – Divorce, Child Custody & Child Support

• Wills & Estate Plans – Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Surrogates

• Other Legal Matters – Because we take a family approach to practicing law, we are happy to discuss any legal matter with which you are faced.

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