Mrs. Beard received her Juris Doctor Degree in 2011 from the Duquesne University School of Law where she was a member of various organizations.  While attending Duquesne University School of Law, Mrs. Beard began her legal work at the Hugo L. Black Law Clinic of Duquesne University as a student advocate.  Because of her demonstrated excellence and record breaking case load, Mrs. Beard was the first student to be hired by the University’s Law Clinic to work assisting fellow students in client interviews and all phases of case preparation.  Additionally, Mrs. Beard accepted the Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award on behalf of the Law Clinic in 2010.  Upon graduation Mrs. Beard was honored with the Pro Bono Program Certificate of Recognition, a Certificate of Distinction in Clinical Work, as well as The Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award.

In 2008, Mrs. Beard studied at the China University of Political Science and the Law learning all aspects of the Chinese legal system and constitution.  From 2006 to 2007, Mrs. Beard completed coursework in Psychology at Youngstown State University, earning Dean’s list every semester.  In May 2005, she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from Robert Morris University.  While at Robert Morris University, she achieved Dean’s List, was a member of a leadership honor society Order of Omega, a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and held various positions in multiple academic and social organizations.

Prior to joining Harmon & Davies, Mrs. Beard also interned with UPMC’s Corporate Legal Department, worked with attorneys in solo practice, and worked with a Pittsburgh, PA based employee development and management consultation firm. 

Mrs. Beard is currently admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of Nevada and in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Lancaster County Bar Association.


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