Support Staff


Mary Holt (Legal/Administrative Assistant) performs a wide range of duties at Byrd & Byrd.  Primarily working with the Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorneys, Mary assists with client scheduling and case management.  Other duties include coordinating IT services and products and instigating merriment from time to time.  Prior to joining Byrd & Byrd in 2005, Mary worked in the private and public sectors in administrative and customer service roles.  A longtime Bowie resident, Mary graduated from Bowie High School and received a B. A. from the University of Maryland College Park. / Ext. 113


Bryce M. Blackford (Legal Assistant) performs a wide range of duties at Byrd & Byrd. Primarily working with the Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorneys, Bryce assists with document preparation, Medicaid planning and asset preservation, probate estate administration, guardianship accounting, court filings, office billing, and general case management. Bryce joined the team at Byrd & Byrd in February of 2010 after graduating from Elon University in 2009 with a B.A. in Psychology. Bryce was born and raised in Bowie where he now lives with his beautiful wife, Kristen, and their three wonderful children, Dawson, Peyton, and Molly. Bryce enjoys music, sports (soccer and hockey), and a good bowl of ice cream. / Ext. 111


Jessica Cooper (Legal Assistant) handles credit and accounts receivables for the firm along with assisting the attorneys at Byrd & Byrd, primarily in guardianship cases. Prior to joining Byrd & Byrd in 2021, Jessica worked in areas of management, bank processing, bookkeeping, and teaching. Most recently she spent four years in Japan where she worked as an Assistant English Teacher. Jessica holds an A.A.S. and Certificate in Financial Accounting along with a Certificate in Professional Bookkeeping from Anne Arundel Community College. She also holds an A.A.S. in Baking and Pastry from Baltimore International College. / Ext. 141


Madison Albertson (Law Clerk) received her J.D. from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, and obtained a B.S. in International Relations from Middle Tennessee State University.  During law school, Madison clerked for the Honorable James F. Russell in Shelby County Circuit Court.  She was also a recipient of a certificate in litigation, inducted into the Order of the Barristers, and competed nationally on the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court team in 2021 and 2022. / Ext. 109