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L. Lee Byrd

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Sands Anderson PC

I am the President of Richmond, Virginia-based Sands Anderson PC and have served on the firm's Board of Directors since 2008. My law practice is devoted to handling a wide variety of business litigation relating to contracts, commercial leases, employment matters, shareholder disputes, and insurance coverage. I also defend lawyers in legal malpractice cases and handle trust litigation.

I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation. The mission of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation is to expand public access to the justice system in Central Virginia by facilitating the delivery of pro bono legal services and service projects.

For 2013, I have been selected to be included in "The Best Lawyers in America" for my work in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking & Finance, Litigation-Environmental, and Litigation-Municipal.  I'm also fortunate to have been listed eight times among Virginia's "Legal Elite" in Virginia Business Magazine's annual compilation, most recently in 2012 for my Civil Litigation practice. In addition, I have been selected as a 2012 Virginia "Super Lawyer" as a Business Litigator, and have been listed as such for the past seven years.

Some of the things I work on include assertions of officer and director liability, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, fraud, racketeering, and business conspiracy. Plus, I handle litigation involving intellectual property, and disputed estates, wills, and trusts. I also work on creditors' rights and collection matters. My experience with litigation and administrative matters involving environmental, nuisance, land use, zoning, and municipal finance issues has earned me a place in our firm's Government Group, as well.

I received my law degree from the College of William & Mary and my bachelor's from U.Va. I am a principal contact at the firm for The Law Firm Alliance and serve on its Board of Directors.

Specialties: Business Disputes & Litigation, Shareholder Disputes, Financial Institutions, Trust & Estate Litigation

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Bank Of America Center, Suite 2400
1111 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1998
Richmond, VA 23218-1998
Phone: 804-783-7220
Firm Phone: 804-648-1636

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Municipal

Lawyer of the Year


  • University of Virginia (BA) (1985)
  • College of William and Mary (J.D.) (1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Greater Richmond Bar Foundation — Member, Board of Directors
  • Law Firm Alliance — Member, Board of Directors