Kevin E. Byrnes is an experienced civil and criminal trial attorney and current member of the Virginia and District of Columbia Bar. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and was first licensed to practice law in 1985. Mr. Byrnes has worked as a Judge Advocate in U.S. Navy, an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia, a line attorney with the Department of Justice, and he has been in private practice since 2001 in both small and large firm settings.
Mr. Byrnes has effectively handled criminal and civil investigations of law enforcement personnel charged with misconduct, use of excessive force, misuse of property, violations of policy and procedures, matters affecting their ability to testify in court, security clearance and access issues, alleged failures to mention evidence or follow rules and procedures and tort liability issues out of their employment.
Mr. Byrnes, a veteran himself, represents active duty and drilling combat veterans, and he often works with private groups like the VFW to address issues ranging from medical and psychological treatment for such persons by the VA, private physicians, and employers, to strengthening protections accorded under USERRA, particularly as it relates to drilling reservists, in order to provide military members the same protections as other civil rights laws.
He has also represented law enforcement agents who have claims against their employers for age, race, sex and disability discrimination, workmen’s compensation and physical and mental disability issues, conditions related to post traumatic stress disorder, depression and fitness for duty examinations and to disability and law enforcement retirement issues and benefits.
Mr. Byrnes has represented federal law enforcement agents involved in high profile cases in Agencies as diverse as the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Treasury, United States Marshals service, State Department, Department of Agriculture, various Inspector General Officer, Federal Police, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security and General Services Administration.
Mr. Byrnes has also represented Medical and Dental Professionals on virtually every aspect of their personal and professional practice, ranging from the purchase or sale of a practice, to internal practice disputes, employment and patient matters and land and other investments made by Doctors and Dentists. He also addresses licensing, ethics and standards of practice issues before various Boards of Medicine for such professionals and their corporate entities. In addition, Mr. Byrnes also handles office space, quality, land ownership and investment matters.
Mr. Byrnes has litigated Construction, Real Estate, Commercial Leasing, Trademark, Copyright, Estate claims and Social Media Defamation matters. He has attended over 50 arbitrations and mediation and is skilled in all aspects of trial and settlement strategy.
Mr. Byrnes also handles a wide variety of business and contract disputes. He has litigated and defended claims ranging from breaches or validity of employment agreements and their non-competition, non-disclosure and non-solicitation clauses. Mr. Byrnes has also litigated, mediated, arbitrated and tried cases before judges, juries and arbitrators and mediators that involve, business torts, defamation, interference with business, misappropriation of trade secrets, computer crimes and computer based torts, securities violations, business conspiracies, trademark matters, partnership disputes, business dissolution claims. breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duties and fraud in both state and federal courts.