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Lynette S. Byrd and Don B. Southerland Jr. Join Texas-Based Oberheiden Law Group PLLC


Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/27/2015 -- Oberheiden Law Group PLLC, a Dallas-based national federal practice headed by former federal prosecutors and highly experienced attorneys that assist clients across the country in federal criminal matters and more, announced the addition of Lynette S. Byrd and Don B. Southerland Jr. to its team of legal experts. Byrd recently left the U.S. Attorney's Office, where she served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas and during her tenure at the Department of Justice prosecuted health care fraud and anti-kickback violations. Southerland Jr., principal of the Forensic Accounting Firm of Don B. Southerland Jr. CPA, boasts more than 25 years of experience in forensic accounting, fraud investigations and white collar crimes.

"This is a great moment in time for our firm and a huge 'win-win' for our clients," says Oberheiden Law Group managing partner Nick Oberheiden. "Lynette and Don each bring a unique perspective, and coupled with their extensive government and private practice experience, this will allow them to assess cases analytically and strategically. Indeed, these two new team members know how the government thinks, and they know what to do when a situation calls for a response; further, their experience in state and federal court proceedings is unparalleled and will add to our proven expertise."

Byrd also worked in the government's affirmative civil enforcement department when she prosecuted health care fraud and anti-kickbacks, aided by assistance from the Office of the Inspector General, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other federal law enforcement agencies. In her new role at Oberheiden Law Group, she will focus her practice on governmental investigation, healthcare issues and complex litigation.

Southerland has performed services in a wide range of industries including banking, healthcare, insurance and finance, all involving numerous federal and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies such as the FBI, IRS, SEC, HHS and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. He has testified in federal and state courts as a fraud expert, CPA and summary witness, in addition to boasting experience as a Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Through his operations at the Forensic Accounting Firm of Don B. Southerland Jr., CPA, he will work with Oberheiden Law Group on a select number of cases at his own discretion.

About Oberheiden Law Group
Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Oberheiden Law Group, PLLC provides nationwide legal services to a select group of individuals and companies in civil and criminal matters.

Oberheiden Law Group is located at 5710 LBJ Suite 120 in Dallas, TX and can be reached by calling (202) 810-LAW1 or by emailing . For more information visit