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Martha Margaret Beard-Duncan

Martha Margaret Beard-Duncan

Practice areas:

Family, Domestic Violence

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Family: 66%
    8 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 33%

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Contact Info

The Beard-Duncan Law Firm, PLLC

9600 Great Hills Trail
No. 150W
Austin, TX, 78759



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200608/25/2015

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Suzanne Covington AwardVolunteer Legal Services of Central Texas2011
Impact AwardState Bar of Texas, Poverty Law Section2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner and managerThe Beard-Duncan Law Firm, PLLC2013 - Present
AssociateWeisberg & Meyers, LLC2012 - 2013
Staff attorneyTexas Advocacy Project2007 - 2012
Disaster Relief AdvocateTexas Riogrande Legal Aid, Inc.2006 - 2007
Staff writerMedia Life Magazine2000 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
National Association of Women LawyersMember; Survey Committee Member2007 - 2008
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyMember2007 - 2012
Austin Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2012

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re Villanueva, 292 S.W.3d 236 (Tex. App. Texarkana 2009)Mandamus granted

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Victims' InformerProtective Orders: More Than a Piece of Paper2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Stanford UniversityJournalism and Mass CommunicationMA - Masters1999
Rice UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Pro Se Divorce TrainingAssisted Pro Se for Victims of Domestic Violence2011
State Bar of Texas Poverty Law Section Family Law Task Force MeetingAll About In re Carla Kaye Villanueva (co-presented with Angela Lee)2010