Joel Beck founded The Beck Law Firm, LLC in 2007. The firm focused on business law and estate planning needs of clients, two areas that he was drawn to based upon personal and business experiences in his life, including a ten-year career at NASD (now known as FINRA), where he served in various roles, including a six-year span as an attorney in the Enforcement Department). Now, with more than 16 years serving the community, The Beck Law Firm, LLC has earned a reputation among clients and other professionals of providing comprehensive, detailed, and practical legal advice, in addition to a high level of service to its clients. Through Peach State Wills and Trusts, the estate planning and probate division of the firm, our clients are guided through the development of customized estate plans, so that they have peace of mind knowing that, should something happen to them, the right plans are in place to address those "what if?" situations in life. And, when probate is necessary, the firm helps settle the estates of a family's loved one.
Joel grew up in Gwinnett County, and his family recently moved out of Lawrenceville to the country. He and his wife have been married for 29 years and have two children, including Zach who is an attorney in the firm as well. Joel has been involved in various community organizations over the years, previously serving as president of the Board of Directors for Family Promise of Gwinnett County, an organization providing shelter and assistance to homeless families, and serving on the board of the Grayson High School Band Association. In addition, he has volunteered for several community organizations and served in different programs and ministries with his church and other organizations.
Professionally, Joel earned an undergraduate degree in business administration from Georgia Southern University and later earned his law degree (JD), magna cum laude, from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a recipient of the West Publishing Company Award for Academic Excellence in law school. 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's practice focuses on representing individuals and families, including business owners, in a variety of estate, probate and business planning needs, as well as representing financial advisors in simple and complex regulatory and compliance matters. Joel is an attorney member of WealthCounsel, which, among other things, provides him access to high quality and comprehensive continuing education and training on estate planning topics that directly benefits his clients.
Recently, Joel was a contributing author for Estate Planning Strategies: Collective Wisdom, Proven Techniques of WealthCounsel Attorneys, 2nd Edition, released in 2022. Joel also authored The Financial Advisor's Guide to Regulatory Investigations (available on Amazon).
For fun, Joel enjoys traveling with his family, playing drums, watching movies, and spending time with family and good friends. Joel never imagined himself as a lawyer when he was young; his first job was as a magician performing for kids' birthday parties while in middle and high school.