Colleen L. Byers

100 N Cherry St, Suite 600
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Colleen L. Byers

Colleen Byers concentrates her practice in the areas of business litigation, professional malpractice defense, guardianship, and employment law.

Colleen began practicing law in 2008 with Bell, Davis & Pitt shortly after moving to Winston-Salem. She has experience litigating a wide range of disputes. Colleen regularly represents financial institutions, corporations, limited liability companies and individuals in contract, employment, corporate, professional negligence, and fiduciary disputes. Colleen has extensive experience with:

  • Cases involving complex electronic discovery issues and forensic analysis of electronic media
  • Cases involving trade secrets, confidentiality, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • Professional malpractice suits 
  • Fiduciary litigation arising out of disputes involving trusts, estates or powers of attorney
  • Representing individuals in competency and guardianship matters
  • Animal law issues and advising veterinarians, veterinary practices, and individuals on animal law issues.

She has represented parties in cases pending in federal and state courts of North Carolina, including the North Carolina Business Court.  When she is not on one side of the "V" or the other, Colleen provides a space for parties to resolve their differences through mediation as a Superior Court Mediator, certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.

Colleen has a passion for serving her community and advancing the profession. She has served on the advisory board of the Chamber of Commerce’s Winston < 40 and has served as chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys.  Colleen has previously served as president of the board of directors of the Forsyth County Humane Society and president of the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association.

Colleen enjoys yoga, running, hiking and spending time with her husband, Sean, their daughters and their two German Shepherds.  Colleen gratefully counts her blessings each day.


Creighton University B.A., summa cum laude, 2005

Creighton University M.B.A., 2008

Creighton University J.D., cum laude, 2008 

Bar & Court Admittance

2008, North Carolina

United States District Court for the Western, Eastern and Middle District of North Carolina

Professional & Community Activities


Federal Bar Association

Forsyth County Bar Association

North Carolina Bar Association

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys


Chair, Young Lawyer's Division, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

Advisory board, Chamber of Commerce's Winston < 40

Vice chair, YLD, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys 

President, Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association 

President, Forsyth Humane Society Board of Directors

Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court


Business North Carolina magazine Legal Elite, Young Guns (2016, 2017, 2018)

North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2016, 2017, 2018)