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Wilton V. Byars, III



  • Licensed to Practice in the State of Mississippi
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • All Mississippi State Courts


B.A., Millsaps College, cum laude 1989

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 1992

  • Mississippi Law Journal
  • Moot Court Board

Wilton V. Byars, III (Trey) currently serves as President of Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A.  Trey has successfully tried cases to verdict ranging from simple automobile accidents to complex products liability and insurance disputes.  In recognition of his trial skills, Trey has achieved membership by invitation to such prestigious organizations as The American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He is also a member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, two selective, invitation only defense organizations.  In addition to his litigation practice, Trey is actively involved in several legal organizations that focus on competence and professionalism in the legal field, including the Mississippi Bar Foundation and the William C. Keady American Inn of Court.  He is also a former member of the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions.

Trey's term as President began on January 1, 2020.  Trey joined the firm in 1992 and he has served in a variety of leadership positions throughout his career. 

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Board of Trial Advocates

American College of Trial Lawyers

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance  (CLM)

Defense Research Institute

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

Lafayette County Bar Association

The Mississippi Bar Association

Mississippi Bar Foundation

Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions, Past Member

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Past President

William C. Keady American Inns of Court, Secretary/Treasurer

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