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Petri Hawkins-Byrd is known as Byrd on the hit television show Judge Judy. He is the court bailiff.

Byrd actually has a College degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He worked in the family court system for a while where he met Judy Sheindlin. He was later transfered to San Mateo, CA where he worked as a student counselor at Monte Vista High School. In 1996 he read about Jude Judy starting up a TV court show and wrote her a letter to try and land the bailiff job.

Byrd got the job and still maintains order in the courtroom. He has four kids and a wife.

He has also founded the Teach Them to Fish program where he helps kids.

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