Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court

The Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court in Sarasota, Florida, recently awarded Heather Byrd, Esq., the 2020 Judge John M. Scheb Professionalism Award. The award is given each year to a Sarasota County attorney who exemplifies professionalism in his or her day-to-day practice. The recipient is selected by secret ballot of the Masters of the Inn.

“Heather Byrd is a longtime member of our Inn and has exemplified professionalism and leadership throughout her distinguished legal career. She is truly dedicated to carrying on the ideals of our Inn’s founder, Judge Scheb,” said Inn President Judge Hunter Carroll.

After graduating from Fairfield University in Connecticut with honors and earning her law degree from Quinnipiac College of Law in Connecticut, Byrd began practicing law in 1996. She is an officer and partner at the Byrd Law Firm, a Sarasota-based law firm where she maintains an active family law practice. Byrd is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a family mediator and is a founding member of Collaborating Family Law Professionals of Sarasota County.

The Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court was founded in 1991 by Scheb. One if its stated goals is to promote excellence in legal advocacy at the trial and appellate court levels. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Byrd will be recognized at the next Inn general membership meeting.