More Than A Satisfied Client
A few months ago I was in a position many of you face today.
That is of finding the best divorce lawyer possible. You can STOP
searching and be confident Alan Beard is who you not only want but NEED to represent you in mediation and then in court if necessary.What I particularly liked about Alan was his direct, no nonsense, get to the point approach.
In mediation he was quick on his feet (sometimes literally) to come back with an answer which had long term protections built in for me. Terms we needed to fall back on later in the process as we had to proceed to the permanent alimony issue in court. Court was probably where Alan was the most effective for me.
I was PREPARED by Alan in advance on how to stay focused on the questions asked. Emotions play heavily during a divorce hearing and Alan had a gentle but firm way of refocusing me if I started to get side tracked (yes it happens). I am soooooo grateful for that along with his understanding of how difficult a position I was facing.He never made me feel like a pain in the neck or a real nuisance and even gave me his cell phone number. What lawyer would be that accommodating?
In court Alan was a pure genius, presenting the facts to the judge in a straight forward ,respectful manner.It might be best said by quoting someone close to me who said "he nailed it, wrapped it up and then put a bow on top!!"
Fees were fair and not always the topic or focus of our conversations. That I also really appreciated, for I feel I received my money's worth of council without the added stress money produces during a divorce.
If I can be of further assistance to you in your decision making , please contact me through Mr Beard's office@ 423-266-0199.
MY ATTORNEY OF CHOICE!!!!!!
I have not had good experience with lawyers in the past. When I walked into Attorney Beard's office, my life had been ruined by a terrible divorce where my attorney for the divorce did more for my ex-wife than for me. I let my troubles get the best of me, and I lost all of my visitation with my children. I wasn't looking forward to dealing with another lawyer, but the experience I had with Mr. Beard was far different than my previous attorney. I needed my kids back and Mr. Beard told me everything that I needed to do to clean my life up and prepare for court. In the courtroom, Attorney Beard wasn't afraid to stand up to the other attorney and he blew holes through my ex-wife's accusations against me when Attorney Beard dragged her up to the witness stand and made her look foolish. Now, I have my kids back, I'm paying less child support, and I have more time with my kids than I ever had before.
The posted reviews are very complimentary of Mr. Beard??s presentation and abilities but do not truly reflect his level of integrity and professionalism. My story begins 18 yrs ago. I am from Oklahoma and had just returned from Desert Storm. I had never been married and met my husband on a vacation after the war. We married and two years later he stated he was moving back to Tennessee to be by his mother and sister. I was committed to my marriage and moved with him. Then after 18 yrs of marriage he wanted a divorce. I was taken by surprise and did not have a family support system in the immediate area due to the move many years before. I began to research divorce attorneys in the Chattanooga area. I wanted someone professional but with the grit of a military attorney. Someone that would truly be in it for me and my teenage children. I came across Mr. Beard??s web page and was instantly impressed with the information. I completely researched his background and asked others in the community. The response was the same; ??If you want your rights protected, then you want Alan Beard?. I also researched my soon to be ex-husbands attorney to be certain Alan had the right credentials and the grit to present well. My ex-husband??s attorney had a reputation for ??dirty pool?, even if what was being said had no foundation. Their goal to winning was to completely humiliate and destroy the other person. Alan said from the first day to keep it honest and focus on the issues, not the person. He came to court on time, well dressed, well organized and well prepared. He followed the letter of the law, asked the tough questions, pressed hard when he needed to. There was no comparison between the two attorneys??s. His years of experience, extensive knowledge of the law and high level of integrity over shadowed the other attorney like a beacon. The community had it right, ??If you want your rights protected, you want Alan Beard?. I can??t thank him enough.
Some of the things that life deals are shocking to a family. Such was the case in 1996 when a relative was indicted in association with the largest meth ring in the Southeast. In an attempt to help, we began to interview several lawyers in Chattanooga. After several consultations, the results from talking to them is that we had little hope for a defense and that he was going to serve a long prison sentance. We happened across Alan Beard, who listened to our pleas intently and caringly. He basically told us that it was a difficult case but that there had been no decision to send anyone anywhere, including prison. His quoted fee was reasonable by far compared to the up to $75,000.00 quoted by one Chattanooga attorney for a federal case defense. The results? After an exausting defense, even though he was basically guilty, a 10 month sentance. This is compared to the other 28 individuals involved, none of which received less than 7 years. We were overwhelmingly happy with the results and very pleased with Mr. Beard. Since that time, we have retained Alan Beard on several other matters. Real estate issues, child custody, support and visitation, and even most recently, with another criminal charge against my son. Each time, Alan Beard came through for our family with results far better than expected. His fees were always reasonable for the time and work he did. His finess and performance in the court room was always exemplary and agressive showing the experience he has. There are hundreds of lawyers in Chattanooga, a good many of them simply "ambulance chasers" who will only take a case if they know they can win without much work. This is definately NOT Alan Beard. My recommendation to anyone in need of legal help, anyone who needs real "law", would be to get a REAL lawyer, Alan R. Beard. There is never a disappointment with his results. He is caring, honest, reasonable, and will tell it like it is. This is what legal help is all about.
Alan Beard changed my whole point of view on how the state of TN. works when it comes to divorce . In my greatest time of need he was there to reassure me that the law was on my side in my case ! I have two beautiful little girls who were in a seriously dangerous situation with their mother . He took hold of the situation and everything went just as he had assured me it would . Mr. Beard was to the point and honest with me about every aspect of the case , which was very admirable if you ask me when it comes to lawyers . He didn't sugar coat anything for a payday . With my case being so severe he even gave me his cell number and told me he could be reached at any hour. The way Mr. beard handles himself and my case i would highly recommend him and his office to anyone with any legal problems they are currently having. Needless to say i was very pleased with the service me and my children were provided and would like to thank him for his persistence and hard work !
I met Alan several years ago thru another client of his. I had a child custody case that I was involved in and he gladly handled the case. And needless to say, we won our case. Alan R. Beard is the very best attorney in this area. He can handle any case brought to him. I will hire him for anything that may come up. I am more than pleased with his abilities and he is wonderful to work with.
Alan R. Beard is a great divorce attorney and a great criminal defense attorney also. My fiance was going through a messy divorce and was using Alan for his divorce, during that time he began facing federal charges also. He had a court appointed attorney that was no help at all to us. My fiance hired Alan for his federal charges and within a week Alan had the false charges dropped. Alan also did a great job on his divorce. If you need a great attorney to get the job done right I highly recommed Alan R. Beard.
I was recently charged with a fairly serious crime and didn't really know where to turn. I searched for a Criminal Defense Attorney in Tennessee online and ended up calling Alan. When I first spoke to him, I knew off the bat that he would be the person to take care of me, and was I right! Alan was easy to work with, and his caring personality made the situation feel better and run smoother. I??m very satisfied with the end result, Alan has helped me greatly. I would recommend Alan Beard to anyone in a criminal predicament, Alan will be sure to help you out as well.
If this is a contested divorce case filed outside of Hamilton County, I would not recommend this attorney. After $8,000 and one year later, I still am not divorced and have had to hire another attorney. If you want to know more details, check with the Board of Professional Responsibility for the Tennessee Barr Association and search this attorney.
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If you are in need of solid legal representation in court or just want legal counsel, you can do no better in the Chattanooga area than to contact Mr. Alan Beard. He and his staff are professional, courteous, and compassionate. Cases are not always cut and dried simple- in fact, most are not. Mr. Beard took time and care to ensure that as a client, I was well informed of all the likely possible outcomes with respect to my case. Being called to court can be a frightening experience whether the suit is your choosing (divorce/ custody issues) or because of an arrest (criminal charges). I have met many attorneys in the area and have seen many more of them at work through the years. He is the only attorney in Chattanooga that I would recommend to take care of my legal issues or those of people I know. \r
He recently handled a child custody case. The father wanted custody of his children. Tennessee law states that children born out of wedlock remain in the custody of the mother by default if the relationship ends. An uphill battle...After three years in the legal system and a handful of apathetic over-priced attorneys (only interested in getting a retainer fee) and over-worked social workers, Mr. Beard was consulted and hired to handle the case. Two months later, the father was granted full custody. He was aggressive in his arguments due to the details of the case. He took great effort to connect the dots and fill in the blanks of the argument such that the judge clearly saw the dangers to the children...something no one else had done before. He respected the legal system while caring enough for the needs of the client to learn every detail needed to achieve the best outcome for those involved. Our entire family was overjoyed to hear that the father had been granted full custody and the deadbeat mom (yes, they really do exist) would no longer be a negative and unsafe influence on their lives. \r
Mr. Beard has in no small part changed the lives of this family through his professionalism, respect, and compassion. He gave us confidence when we felt all was lost; he gave us hope when we were at wits end. We are grateful for him and the services he and his team provided. \r
Alan Beard is an outstanding Chattanooga Criminal Defense Lawyer! The Chattanooga Police Department detained me for a DWI because my BAC was over the legal limit. Mr.Beard took my case to trial and I was found not guilty. Mr.Beard also won my driver's license hearing, in which I never had any form of license suspension. I owe Alan everything, including my job, which I would have lost if I had been convicted of any of the charges that Alan relieved me of.. The entire staff of his firm are friendly, smart and hard-working. I give this law firm my highest recommendation, i would not be where I am without them. Thank you again Alan! You have truly made my life now a blessing.