Elecia Byrd is a native Texan with a passion for helping others. A member of the firm’s personal injury section in Austin, this talented litigator focuses her practice on automobile accidents, product injuries, traumatic brain injuries, premises liability, dog bites, and more.
Elecia finds purpose as a personal injury lawyer, dedicating herself to helping injury victims who cannot help themselves. She takes great pride in her ability to bond with clients and enjoys not only acting as a legal counselor but also helping people with their recovery.
Having dealt with very close family loss in the past, Elecia can deeply relate to clients who are suffering from catastrophic injuries or a loss of a loved one. She devotes herself to guiding her clients through their recovery, checking up on them, and making a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
Elecia graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. After beginning her career as a teacher in the Belton Independent School District, she decided that her true calling was to be a lawyer and eventually earned her juris doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
During law school, Elecia served as staff editor of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, as president of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, and as a member of Youth Court, helping at-risk youths from entering the school-to-prison pipeline. She also worked as a student attorney in both the Children’s Rights Clinic and the Domestic Violence Clinic, where she represented clients in court under the supervision of a licensed attorney. It was this experience that solidified her desire to better the lives of individuals through her advocacy skills.
Elecia has benefited her industry as a member of the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Austin Black Lawyers Association.
In her free time, Elecia enjoys exploring Austin’s various food and music festivals, spending time with her family and her church group, and volunteering once a week with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid to provide pro bono legal services to those in need. She is also an avid football fan – Go Texans! Go Longhorns!
- University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D.
- University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, B.A. in English
- Automobile Accidents
- Product Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Dog Bite
- Tire Failure
- Water Injury
- Premises Liability
- Burn Injury
- Supreme Court of Texas
- American Association for Justice
- Austin Black Lawyers Association
- Austin Young Lawyers Association
- Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
- Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association Executive Committee
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Texas Young Lawyers Association
I Couldn't Have Asked for a Better Outcome
“Zinda Law Group is awesome. Everyone is professional and they showed real interest in my case. Neil Solomon and Elecia
worked on my case and I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. I would like to thank everyone who worked on my case and really appreciate the honesty and professionalism. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer I highly recommend you talk to Zinda Law Group. Great Service!”
– Former client
Very Professional, Knowledgeable, and Courteous
“Thank you, thank you, thank you to Neil Solomon, Elecia Byrd, August Barker and the whole team at Zinda Law Group. What a relief it was to have your team as counsel for my personal injury case. Very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. You took the guesswork and stress out of the process and gave me confidence and peace of mind during a very difficult time. This allowed me to focus on healing. If I ever find myself in this situation again, you will be my first call.”
– Former client
I Was Truly Represented to the Fullest
“This firm is so professional, kind and caring I highly recommend it. They answered all my questions, they understood all my pain. I have recovered my health and finally feel normal. Neil Solomon thank you for patiently listening and understanding all I went through for caring and believing me. Elecia Byrd, August, Danielle and Cole Gumm all of you are a great team. I can’t thank you enough, I was truly represented to the fullest.”
– Former client
Outstanding Job Resolving My Claim
“The firm handled my case effectively and promptly. The staff their was friendly, considerate, and very professional. Neil and Elecia did an outstanding job resolving my claim, and their intake supervisor Ivette was on-point about meeting deadlines, helping me fill out forms, and keeping me up to date on important matters. I would definitely recommend this firm to anyone needing an attorney, and I would use them again if needed.”
– Former client