Michael S. Byrd, JD

Michael S. Byrd, JD

As the son of a doctor and entrepreneur, Michael S. Byrd has a personal connection to both business and medicine. As the father of five, he has learned the importance of listening closely and thinking creatively.

Michael has blended these life experiences to become a leading advocate for doctors and dentists throughout the United States. He routinely lectures at continuing medical education seminars on the various business and legal issues that medical professionals face. Outside of health care, Michael has used these same skills to handle sensitive and complicated business matters for entrepreneurs, business owners, attorneys, CPAs, high net worth individuals, and public figures.

With his background as both a litigator and transactional attorney, Michael brings a comprehensive perspective to business and health care issues. He has been named to Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thompson Reuters, for multiple years (2009-2020) and recognized as a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine (2013, 2016-2019).

Michael enjoys serving at his church, hunting, fishing, tennis and outdoor activities. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the LEAP Foundation, an organization that provides pro bono medical services to those in need.


  • University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., Dean’s List (1992)

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., Associate Editor, Law Review (1995)


  • Texas State Bar

  • New York State Bar

  • Pennsylvania State Bar

  • New Jersey State Bar

  • Ohio State Bar


  • Selected in D Magazine: The Best Lawyers in Dallas (2013, 2016-2020)

  • Selected in Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, published by Thompson Reuters (2009, 2010)

  • Selected in Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thompson Reuters (2011-2019)

  • Top Rated Lawyer by the Dallas Morning News (2016)

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

  • Superb Rating, Avvo


  • Dallas Bar Association

  • Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors – LEAP Global Missions


  • Interviewed by Elizabeth Stanton, “New York Tries to Regulate the Wild West of Laser Hair Removal,” Bloomberg, March 2021

  • Interviewed by Jolene Edgar, “Drive-Thru Botox? How Some Aesthetic Treatments Are Taking Place Outside the Office Post-COVID-19 Lockdown,” Allure Magazine, June 2020

  • Contributing Author (2020) The Art of Aesthetic Surgery: Fundamentals and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Third Edition – Volume 1: Principles and Techniques, Thieme Publishers

  • Contributing Author (2019) The Business of Plastic Surgery 2nd Edition, Thieme Publishers