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C. Byron Berry, Jr.’s practice covers a broad spectrum of litigation matters. He handles complex, multi-district and multi-party litigation (including class actions) and is known for leading, managing and coordinating counsel in such matters. These cases arise in the areas of administrative law, construction litigation, business litigation, professional malpractice liability, pharmaceutical drug liability, products liability, healthcare, professional licensure investigations and disciplinary proceedings, labor and employment, toxic tort/asbestos, transportation litigation, and general personal, casualty and insurance defense representing a variety of parties, ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. He has served as lead or second chair in over 100 jury trials and over 80 judge trials/administrative law hearings.

From 1992 to 1997, Byron served as Assistant District Attorney for the City of New Orleans. During his tenure, he attained the position of Head of Narcotics and served as a member of the exclusive Violent Offender and Narcotics Strike Forces. He conducted a wide-range of complex and high profile criminal investigations and prosecutions in one of the busiest, highest-volume jurisdictions in the United States.


  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Construction


  • Construction
  • Transportation


  • Louisiana


  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D. 1992
  • Southern Methodist University, B.B.A. Accounting 1989


  • Louisiana State Bar Association Federal Bar Association
  • DRI (formerly known as Defense Research Institute)
  • Crimestoppers – Member, Board of Trustees and Past President and Member, Board of Directors
  • Christian Brothers School – Coach youth athletics


  • 2004 Power Generation (40 under 40) – New Orleans CityBusiness
  • 2002 Chairman’s Award of Appreciation – Crimestoppers