Byron Sears is originally from Lowell, Massachusetts. He came to Florida to attend the University of Central Florida. While in school he joined the Army and served two combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He returned to complete his bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida and earn a Commission in the Army. After his second deployment, he returned to the States to attend law school at Western Michigan University Thomas Cooley School of Law. While there he competed in the Melissa Mitchell Intra-School Moot Court Competition and placed second.
After law school, Byron, worked as a Public Defender in the 13th Judicial Circuit. While for the Office of the Public Defender, Byron, defended the indigent in various criminal matters, including services for those with mental health issues, juveniles, and those facing misdemeanor charges. While working for the Office of the Public Defender, Byron was able to take many cases to trial, participating in both bench and jury trials. After practicing criminal litigation, Byron switched his focus to civil litigation. While working as a civil litigator, Byron has represented various insurance companies in numerous first-party property disputes. This is the area of law which he continues to practice primarily.
In his free time, Byron enjoys watching movies, reading, hitting the gym, and working on his golf game.