Kevin T. Byrne

Kevin T. Byrne

Of Counsel
Worcester, Massachusetts

Kevin T. Byrne continues to be fully-engaged in the private practice of law since 1965. Kevin T. Byrne joined Lian Zarrow as "of counsel" in 1997. His practice focuses on personal injury litigation. He also is actively involved in business litigation; family and probate law; estate planning; residential and commercial real estate; and zoning and municipal land issues.

Kevin was admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia in 1964; in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals in 1965; in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1966; and in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1989.


  • Acting, directing and teaching theatre at every level.
  • "Theatre, travel and trying cases" - The Three T's!

Areas of Practice

  • Plaintiffs' Personal-Injury Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Probate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Residential Real-Estate Law
  • Commercial Real-Estate Law
  • Zoning and Municipal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1964
  • District of Columbia, 1964
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1965
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1965
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989


  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M.
    • Honors: E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship
    • Major: Trial Advocacy
  • Boston College, Newton, Massachusetts
    • B.A. cum laude - 1961
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Criminal Defense Technique, C. Pes (Editor), Matthew Bender Company, 1974
  • Rights & Responsibilities of Youth in Massachusetts, Youth Resources, Inc., 1975


  • Trial Advocacy, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc., 1982 - 1990

Honors and Awards

  • Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award Recipient
  • Democrat of the Year (2012) and Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award, both for the Shrewsbury Democratic Town Committee
  • Certificate of Honor, Worcester Institute of Senior Education for teaching classes at Assumption College in theatre and dramatic arts, 1992-present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Worcester County Bar Association, Past President
  • Worcester County Bar Foundation, Director
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Past Treasurer, Trustee, Life Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Oliver Wendel Holmes Charter Fellows
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Former Member of Board of Delegates
  • Worcester County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, Chair
  • IOLTA Grant Program, Member, County Advisor Committee

Pro Bono Activities

  • Town Moderator for the Town of Shrewsbury, 1974 - 2009
  • Governor's appointee to the Board of Commissioners of the Shrewsbury Housing Authority, 2010 - Present
  • Elected Shrewsbury Town Meeting Representative, 1970 and 2009-present
  • Board of Trustees and Counsel, Notre Dame Academy
  • Worcester Board of Directors, Audio Journal
  • Honorary Life Member and Counsel, Adelphi Council, Knights of Columbus
  • Past President, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Worcester Area
  • Host, "The Law Review", weekly cable program on law issues