The Beck Law Firm, LLC serves clients who seek practical legal counsel and solutions for their situation or problem. Founded by attorney Joel Beck, the firm’s work is focused in the areas of financial markets law, criminal defense, estate planning, and small business representation. Our personalized service for each of our clients is based on the belief that they are real people with real needs and questions – not just a number on a file folder.
Joel founded The Beck Law Firm, LLC after a ten-year career with NASD (now known as FINRA), where he worked as an examiner, paralegal, and then spent six years as an enforcement attorney. There, Joel litigated cases involving violations of NASD Rules, MSRB Rules, and federal securities laws. Prior to his time at NASD, Joel worked as a police officer in Georgia after completing his undergraduate degree.
Joel earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia, where he was also a recipient of the West Publishing Company Award for Academic Excellence. Joel earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Georgia Southern University. Joel also earned designation as a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional by the NASD Institute at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 (he has chosen to pursue other continuing education opportunities and no longer maintains that designation as active). He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is licensed to practice in all state courts in Georgia, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Joel is a member of the Gwinnett County Bar Association, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Christian Legal Society.
In March 2010, and again in March 2011, Joel was named a Georgia 2010 Rising Star lawyer in securities litigation by Georgia Super Lawyers published by Law and Politics and the publishers of Atlanta Magazine.
Joel and his family live in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Joel previously served on the Board of Directors for Family Promise of Gwinnett County, an organization providing shelter and services to homeless families, moving them towards permanent housing. Joel is also active in his church. When not advising and fighting for his clients, Joel might be found enjoying time with his family, playing drums, or playing with Maya, a yellow lab that currently serves as the official mascot of The Beck Law Firm.