Larry L. Beard, founding attorney and owner of the Beard Law Firm, is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics Education, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a law degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Before attending law school, he held professional positions on staffs of Florida State University, Mississippi State University and Southeast Missouri State University. He started practicing law in Carbondale in 1987, establishing the Beard Law Firm that year.
In 2001, Mr. Beard opened the Beard Law Firm office in Marion, Illinois. He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Courts of Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. His practice primarily focuses on personal injury cases, including auto, train and motorcycle accidents, premises liability cases, as well as boat and airplane accidents.
Mr. Beard’s hobbies include motorcycles, deer hunting, and bass fishing on Lake Kinkaid, gardening, and photography. Many of his photographs have been published in local newspapers, magazines, and one was even used for the cover an album for local music group The Jungle Dogs.