D. Andrew Byrne
Licensed in Florida,
Illinois, New York & Tennessee
John K. Byrne

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PH: 305-433-7835
PH: 312-967-1921

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Professional Licenses

          Member of the Bar of the following States in good standing:

                   Tennessee   – 1985 to Present

                   Florida        – 1991 to Present

                   New York   – 2007 to Present

                   Illinois         – 2018 to Present

          Admitted to Practice by following Federal Courts:

                   United States Supreme Court    – 2006

                   11th Circuit Court of Appeals    – 1994

                   5th Circuit Court of Appeals      – 1987

                   USDC WD Tenn                      – 1985

                   USDC ND Miss                       – 1991

                   USDC ND Fla                          – 1991

                    USDC MD Fla                         – 1994

                   USDC SD Fla                          – 1996

                   USDC ED Ark                         – 1986

                   USDC WD Ark                        – 1986

                   USDC EDNY                          – 2008

                   USDC SDNY                          – 2008

Board Certified Specialist by Florida Bar

                   Business Litigation Law           2011-2021                                                                                                 

                   Labor & Employment Law       2011-2021

ADR Experience


 American Arbitration Association Panel Member for Employment

  Disputes Panel, Commercial Disputes Panel, and Consumer Disputes Panel

  NAM – National Arbitration & Mediation Panel Member

Arbitration experience includes serving as sole arbitrator on over 80 Arbitrations since 2012.  Employment Cases involved disputes of all types, including discrimination and retaliation (sex, age, race, national origin), workplace harassment (sex, age, race, national origin), disability discrimination and harassment, FLSA cases (both single and collective actions), whistleblower cases, and covenants not to compete.  Commercial Cases involved contract disputes and related business torts.  Consumer Cases involved disputes between customers and a variety of business entities.


Circuit Civil Mediator – Fla. Supreme Ct. – 2013 to Present

Approved mediator with the US EEOC and the American Arbitration Association

Served as a mediator on civil litigation cases since approximately 1999, involving between 75-100 separate cases, in jurisdictions across the United States.  Cases mediated primarily involve Employment

Disputes, including discrimination and retaliation of all types (sex, age, race, national origin, disability, primarily); whistleblower claims; FLSA, both single plaintiff and collective actions; non-compete agreements; and related tort claims.  A substantially smaller subset of Mediations involved traditional business disputes, including land use, and consumer disputes.   

Professional Litigation Experience

Practice concentrated in civil litigation in a variety of specialty areas, in courts across the United States.  Cases have been in the United States Supreme Court, the 11th, 5th, 6th and 2nd US Circuits, and District Courts in at least 8 states, the Florida Supreme Court and the 1st, and 5th DCA, and in the country of Canada. 

The subject matters have included:

Real Estate and Land Use, Eminent Domain, Inverse Condemnation Regulatory Takings, Land Use, Sale and Purchase Contracts, Commercial Foreclosure, Construction Defects, Title Defect and Coverage, Statutory and Constitutional Protection of Property Rights, Environmental Claims, notable cases include Regulatory Taking of DRI case, and Land Use DRI ownership and amendment case Antitrust, Civil Price-Fixing and Bid Rigging, notable cases include Bid-Rigging in road building Contract in the State of Tennessee, and automotive dealer claims against  manufacturer for Price Fixing and Unfair Competition Securities Broker-Dealer Fraud and Suitability claims

Civil Rights                            

§ 1983 Wrongful Death claims against law enforcement, prosecution of claims by individuals and businesses against government entities for arbitrary overnment action, including notable cases of successful defense of Governor and  Cabinet in trial of sex discrimination claim  and successful defense of Sheriff in wrongful death claim and award of sanctions for frivolous claim

Trusts & Estates                      

Will Contests, Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence Claims, claims for failure to honor marital dissolution agreement in testamentary plan

Banking & Finance                 

Lender Liability, UCC, Breach of Contract Claims, representing primarily lenders

Personal Injury                       

Representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in personal injury claims

Labor & Employment             

Representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in Wage & Hour, Discrimination, Labor disputes, OSHA investigations and claims, NLRB investigations and claims, non-compete claims

Election Law                           

Representing National Parties and  Candidates in disputed election results Claims, including the 2004 Presidential Election in Florida in the case of Reform                                                               

Party v. Black before Florida Supreme Court


Bid Protests, License Revocation Proceedings, including notable case of bid protest over $500,000,000 contract for State of Florida Medicaid

Computer System

Professional Negligence: Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice

Business Litigation: Breach of Contract and Fraud disputes

Intellectual Property:  Trademark and Tradename litigation, Unfair Trade practices and Lanham Act claims

Insurance:  Coverage litigation

Taxation: Tax Litigation, including notable case of Constitutional Standing before United States Supreme Court with National Tax Implications for Private Schools


  University of Memphis             BBA Finance, magna cum laude, 1982

                                                          Golden Key National Honor Society 1981

                                                          Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honor

                                                          Business Fraternity 1981

                                                          Congressional Intern, Tenn. 6th  Congressional District 1982

          Vanderbilt University  School of Law           JD 1985

          National Institute for Trial  Advocacy, New Orleans, Louisiana   1987

          Circuit Civil Mediation             2013


          American Arbitration                2012

                   Association Arbitrator


Professional Memberships, Honors, and Certifications

          Dade County Bar Association, Group IV Director 2013-2014

          Spellman-Hoeveler Inns of Court 2013-14; 2014-2015

          Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Litigation American Inn of Court – Master Member 2016 – 2017

          US Small Business Administration, Region IV – Jacksonville District Advisory Counsel, 1993-1997

          Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble