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About Alan

I was born in Chicago Illinois, and had a great childhood in Chicago in a large family. When I graduated high school I worked three years in a steel mill while attending college part-time. I eventually joined the military to finish my schooling on the GI bill. In the Army, I worked as an operating room technician (handing the surgical instruments to the surgeon) for 3 and 1/2 years in a military hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii (a wonderful assignment as you might expect). As planned, I finished schooling after I left the military, and the GI bill funded my tuition all the way through law school at Southern Illinois University. I am forever grateful that I was afforded that luxury that so many others are not. Upon my graduation from law school in 1986, I returned to the U.S. Army as a JAGC attorney, where I practiced as a criminal defense attorney at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky for three years. Upon my discharge in 1990, I entered private practice first in Nashville, Tennesseee for three years, then in Chattanooga, where I have remained for the past 20 years. I love Chattanooga, and I am very impressed with the legal history and traditions of our town, and the first rate judiciary our town seems to consistently produce. Having worked in so many other jurisdictions, I am keenly aware how lucky Chattanooga is to have such a friendly, competent bar, and fair, concerned judges. My staff and I try our best to honor and uphold the high standards of the Hamilton County courts, and we will do our best to help every client that puts their faith in us.

work Experience

Alan R. Beard and Associates
Jan. 1, 1990 - Jan. 1, 2013

Criminal Trial Defense Attorney
Judge Advocate General's Corps
Jan. 1, 1988 - Jan. 1, 1990

Legal Assistance Attorney
The United States Army
Jan. 1, 1987 - Jan. 1, 1988

United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
Jan. 1, 1986 - Jan. 1, 1990

Intern, Assistant
Jackson County, IL Public Defender's Office
Jan. 1, 1985 - Jan. 1, 1986

school Education

University of Virginia, Judge Advocate General's School
No degree provided
- 1987

Southern Illinois University School of Law
Juris Doctorate
- 1986

Southern Illinois University
BS - Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude
- 1983

bookmark Awards

Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
Honorable Discharge
United States Army
Meritorious Service Medal
United States Army
Good Conduct Medal
United States Army
Army Commendation Medal
United States Army
Good Conduct Medals
United States Army
Honorable Discharge
United States Army

group Associations

License to practice
United States Supreme Court
1998 - Current

License to Practice
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Judicial Circuit
1998 - Current

License to Practice
United States Court of Military Review
1997 - Current

License to Practice
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
1992 - Current

Tennessee Bar Association
1991 - Current

American Bar Association
1990 - Current

License to Practice
United States Court of Military Appeals
1987 - Current

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