Byron is a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan, where he received his bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and African American studies, with a research focus on African American political thought and political statistics. After graduating from UMich, Byron attended Boston University School of Law and graduated with honors in 2013. After graduating law school, Byron joined the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) as a staff attorney in the trial division. Byron transitioned from his role in DC in May 2019 to Atlanta, Georgia, where he was an assistant federal defender with the Federal Defender Program, Inc. In his role with the federal defenders office in Atlanta, Byron defended indigent individuals charged with felony matters in the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia and handled appeals before the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Byron also lead workshops and trainings in GA and around the United States on litigating race within the context of the Fourth Amendment.
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