The Forrest Firm’s Quintin Byrd has been elected Secretary of the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers (NCABL).
A service and advocacy organization comprised of African American attorneys, the NCABL exists to give a voice to the voiceless across the state, particularly people of color. The organization has deep roots that can be traced to the 1950s, and has promoted social justice in North Carolina through the Civil Rights Movement and continues today.
Mr. Byrd joined the Forrest Firm’s litigation practice in Raleigh in the summer of 2017 after practicing as a civil litigator in Fayetteville, and serving as an assistant district attorney in Wilson. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his juris doctor from the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham.
Mr. Byrd represents Forrest Firm clients at all stages of civil and administrative litigation, from pre-filing negotiations to appeals. In addition, he advises professionals subject to regulatory oversight in multiple industry sectors, including physicians, dentists, nurses, and professional engineers, representing these constituencies before applicable boards and commissions.
“I’m thrilled to serve the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers alongside some of our state’ most distinguished attorneys,” said Byrd. “It is amazing to see the younger generation of black attorneys in North Carolina forge a new era of opportunity for African Americans in the State along with the long-standing members of the organization, to whom we owe a tremendous debt. Our justice system and community at large face new, but familiar challenges. I hope to do my part in sharing this great responsibility to continue to honor the organization’s heritage and goals while bringing innovative ideas to keep the NCABL a vital part of North Carolina’s vibrant, diverse legal community.”