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Walter Ryland Byars,

Walter Ryland Byars,, American lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1952, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuits), United States District Court (northern, middle and southern districts) Alabama, Supreme Court of the United States Court.


Byars,, Walter Ryland was born on October 5, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Walter Ryland and Essie (Hopper) Byars.


Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, 1948. Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1952. Juris Doctor, University Alabama, 1969.


Worked at Steiner, Crum & Baker (Montgomery, Alabama) specializing in Appellate Practice, Administrative Law, Utility Regulation, Interstate Transportation, Banking. Admitted to the bar, 1952, Alabama. Phi Alpha Delta. Member, Alabama Law Review, 1951-1952.

Member: Birmingham, Pike County (President, 1954-1955), Montgomery County (President, 1979. Member, Board of Directors, 1976-1980) and American (Member, Executive Council, Junior Bar Conference, 1960-1961) Bar Associations. Alabama State Bar (President, 1984-1985.

President-Elect, 1983-1984. Chairman: Junior Bar Section, 1956-1957. Corporation, Partnership & Business Law Section, 1968-1972).

Alabama Law Institute (Council Member, 1973—). Fellow, International Society of Barristers (President, 1982-1983, First Vice President, 1981, Second Vice President, 1980, Secretary-Treasurer, 1979. Member, Board of Directors, 1977-1983.

Alabama Membership Chairman, 1985). Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.


It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.


The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.


All individuals should be sensitive to others by using appropriate language when referring to any person.


Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1952-1953. Fellow American Bar Foundation, International Society Barristers (governor 1977-1983, secretary-treasurer 1979-1980, 2d vice president 1980-1981, 1st vice president 1981-1982, president 1982-1983), American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (Young Lawyers past member executive council, committee chairman), Alabama Bar Association (president-elect 1983-1984, president 1984-1985, past president Young Lawyers, past section chairman, past committee chairman), Pike County Bar Association (past president), Birmingham Bar Association (past committee chairman), Montgomery County Bar Association (past committee chairman, board directors 1976-1979, vice president 1978, president 1979), National Association R.R. Trial Counsel, Alabama Law Institute (council), Montgomery Area Committee of 100, Masons, Sigma Chi, Phi Alpha Delta.


Married Mildred Lucile Rhodes, December 22, 1950. Children: Debra Leigh Byars Patterson, Walter Ryland III, Rebecca Lynn Byars Pradat, John Baxter.