Dustin C. BEard

Attorney Dustin C. Beard

Although Mr. Beard grew up in Kentucky, after graduating from the University of Kentucky  College of Law, he settled in Lexington with his wife and two children. When he is not practicing law, Mr. Beard enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and bowling.  Mr. Beard is an active member of Center Point Church in Lexington, where he serves as a Small Group Leader. Mr. Beard is also a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Areas of Practice

  • Trusts and Estates
  • Probate
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Charitable Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2010

Education

In 2007, Dustin C. Beard graduated summa cum laude from Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. His many honors included the President’s Award for being number one in the graduating class. In 2010, Attorney Beard obtained his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington, Kentucky. Continuing a tradition of excellence, he graduated in the top 25% of his class.

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. – May, 2010
      • Honors: Graduated in Top 25%
      • Honors: Trial Advocacy Board
      • Honors: Highest Grade Award: Torts I
      • Honors: Highest Grade Award: Legal Writing and Research I
      • Honors: Highest Grade Award: Legal Writing and Research II
  • Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky
    • B.A. summa cum laude – 2007
      • Honors: President’s Award – #1 in Graduating Class
      • Honors: Lambda Pi Eta National Honor Society
      • Honors: Alpha Chi National Honor Society
      • Honors: Two Term Student Government President
      • Honors: President’s List Each Semester (4.0 GPA); President’s Award
      • Honors: Three Year Varsity Bowling Team Captain, 300 game & 800 series awards
      • Major: Christian Ministries
      • Major: History
      • Minor: Communications

Past Employment Positions

  • United States District Court: Eastern District of Kentucky-Judge Jennifer Coffman, Intern, 2008
  • Department of Public Advocacy: Adair County, Intern, 2006 – 2007
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Division of Construction Procurement, Intern, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • President’s Award
  • Highest grade award: Legal Writing and Research I
  • Highest grade award: Legal Writing and Research II
  • Highest grade award: Torts I

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • KBA, Member, 2010 – Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2010 – Present
  • American Bar Association, 2010 – Present

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