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Deborah A. Byron


7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 433-1300 main
(559) 433-2300 fax

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Juris Doctor, 1982 (valedictorian)
San Joaquin College of Law

Bachelor of Arts, 1974 (cum laude)
California State University, Fresno


Ms. Byron joined McCormick Barstow in 1982 and is a member of the Litigation Practice Group.  Her practice has concentrated in civil matters, including federal civil rights, employment, and public entity liability.  Ms. Byron represents employers in harassment/discrimination claims under California and federal law, including Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, California’s Fair Employment & Housing Act, Unruh Civil Rights Act, and advises employers regarding compliance with California and federal law.  In addition, Ms. Byron has represented clients in administrative proceedings involving the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Ms. Byron is admitted to practice in the State of California, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Honors and Awards

Ms. Byron is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell.


Concentrating in Civil Litigation with an emphasis in Employment Law, including Wrongful Termination, Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Claims.  Representation includes the defense of numerous public entities.

Professional Associations

Ms. Byron is a member of the State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Law Section), Fresno County Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL).

Publications & Lectures

Contributing Editor, California Practice Guide: Employment Litigation, "Chapter 7: Employment Discrimination in General," (The Rutter Group).

Deborah  A. Byron