Cameron Byrd is a trial lawyer who represents plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving financial services, breach of contract, covenants not to compete, employment claims, and intellectual-property and trade-secret disputes.
In 2018 he was named one of only six associates nationally lauded as the best in client service by BTI Client Services All-Stars 2018. The only boutique associate among the half dozen, he was nominated by general counsel of a global company and lauded for being “highly effective” and helping his clients succeed. His award was covered by Law360 here (subscription required).
In his first two years of practice, Mr. Byrd tried three cases – each involving claims and counterclaims in excess of $1 million. Mr. Byrd has also successfully argued dispositive motions; secured temporary restraining orders in cases involving trade secrets and covenants not to compete; and taken and defended more than a dozen depositions.
His most recent trial resulted in a jury verdict that will mean recovery of more than $1 million plus attorney’s fees for AZA’s insurance-company clients. Mr. Byrd sat first chair, and, with fellow second-year lawyer Kelsi White, prevailed in a complex and relatively uncommon Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) secured-credit dispute involving insurance-company claims over structured-settlement payments, secured loans, securitized assets, and competing judgments. This trial win was rare both because it involved an uncommon section of the UCC and because it is very unusual for two second-year lawyers to manage and win a federal jury trial this complex.
Mr. Byrd has also successfully prosecuted and defended claims involving covenants not to compete and misappropriation of trade secrets on behalf of AZA’s oilfield- and industrial-services clients. On the plaintiffs’ side, Mr. Byrd has recovered more than $1 million in damages and attorneys’ fees and leveraged multiple settlements from defendants involving year-long, multi-state non-competition and non-solicitation obligations. On the defense side, he has obtained the prompt dismissal of frivolous non-compete and trade-secret claims against executives looking to move on from failing business models.
Mr. Byrd is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. During law school, Mr. Byrd interned with U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Manske of the Western District of Texas and served as the teaching assistant for Professor Scott McCown’s Texas Civil Procedure course.
IN THE NEWS
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- University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, Spring 2015
- Dean’s Achievement Award – Outstanding Student in Intellectual Property
- Presidential Scholarship
- Gardere Wynne Mock Trial Competition
- Gibbs & Bruns Moot Court Competition
- Baylor University, B.A., magna cum laude, honors program with distinction, Spring 2012
- Most Outstanding University Scholars Major
- Presidential Scholarship
- Dean’s List 2008-2012
- University of St. Andrews, Spring 2011
State Bar of Texas
PRESENTATIONS and SEMINARS
“Trying Your First Jury Trial: Lessons Learned,” Houston Bar Association CLE, Houston, December 2018