Derek James Byrne graduated from the Stetson University College of Law in 2010, where he enjoyed a thorough training in trial advocacy. Those skills were further developed and refined over the years he spent litigating in the Tampa Bay area, including marital/family law, commercial litigation, personal injury, probate litigation, and real estate. In 2015, Derek fulfilled a lifetime dream when he established his first law office as a solo practitioner. In 2018, he joined forces with Andrew Mallory to form Byrne Mallory, PLLC, a general practice law firm.
Mr. Byrne’s litigation experience includes high stakes wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, intellectual property, collection, and complex family law cases. Mr. Byrne is also experienced in collaborative divorce, which is becoming more and more popular in Florida.
Mr. Byrne is proud to be one of the few attorneys in our region who have developed a successful general practice. This diverse experience allows Mr. Byrne to find creative and efficient solutions for his clients.
Education: Stetson University College of Law, J.D.
Associations: Florida Trial Lawyer Section of the Florida Bar
In 2010, Andrew graduated from law school and accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. He prosecuted thousands of cases, ranging from DUI to Murder. His experience as a prosecutor provided an invaluable understanding of the criminal justice system.
Andrew then went to work for a prominent civil litigation firm in Tampa. He represented large corporations and insurance companies in liability actions, with a concentration in the industries of trucking and hospitality. During this time, Andrew enhanced his skills in personal injury practice by seeing how the responsible parties handled the claims.
After learning criminal and personal injury law from the other side's point of view, Andrew began representing individuals. He worked for two well respected firms in the area, advocating for clients and furthering his reputation in the community.
Eventually, Andrew followed his dreams of owning his own law firm and opened Byrne Mallory, PLLC in 2018. When Andrew is not in the Courtroom, he his spending time with this wife and two children.
Education: Stetson University College of Law, J.D., Florida State University, B.A. in English
Associations: Florida Bar, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Florida Justice Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Kiwanis