Jeffrey M. Byer



Jeff Byer’s practice focuses on complex litigation matters and disputes, including business, banking, real estate, condemnation, construction and professional negligence. Since beginning his practice in 1990, Jeff has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of litigation, including jury trials, court trials and arbitrations.  Since 2010, Jeff has been recognized annually as an outstanding lawyer in the field of business litigation by SuperLawyers®.


Law School
University of California at Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 1990

San Diego State University, A. B. Liberal Arts, Summa Cum Laude, 1986


Partner, Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer & Valdez LLP
2000 to present
Complex trial and civil litigation.

Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Complex trial and civil litigation.

Attorney Volunteer: San Diego County District Attorney’s Office
November 1994
Tried criminal misdemeanor cases.

Part-time Professor/Faculty: University of San Diego Lawyer’s Assistant Program
Instructor. Taught classes in Legal Research and Writing, and Civil Litigation.

Part-time Faculty/Instructor: National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
Instructor in programs for the advocacy training of lawyers.

Judge Pro Tem, San Diego Small Claims Court


  • California Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Delegate, State Bar of California (2000)


  • California State Courts
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Named San Diego Super Lawyer® (Business Litigation), 2010-2022
  • Named Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyer®, 2015
  • Named San Diego “Top Lawyer” (Complex Litigation; Complex Litigation Matters and Disputes; Banking and Real Estate), 2013 – 2020 by Martindale-Hubbell® and San Diego Magazine
  • Board Member, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, 2008-Present (Chair, 2018-2019)
  • Commissioner, California State Bar Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE Commission), 2008-2011
  • Panelist, California Continuing Education of the Bar, “Dispositive Motions”
  • Panelist, National Business Institute, “Eminent Domain, Legal Update”
  • Member, American Diabetes Association, “Team Diabetes”
  • Assistant Coach and Volunteer, San Diego Special Olympics
  • “AV Preeminent (5.0 out of 5.0)” Rated, Martindale Hubbell