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Edward Brandon Beckham

Edward Brandon Beckham

also known as Military Discharge Upgrade Attorney, Discharge Upgrade Lawyer

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About me

Attorney Edward B. Beckham is a 2006 graduate of Boise State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.  Mr. Beckham continued on with his education, earning a Juris Doctor (JD) from the the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law in 2009. Mr. Beckham's strong commitment to social justice led him on to theological studies at Liberty Theological Seminary, where he completed an MA in Theological Studies that culminated in a Master of Divinity (M.Div) in 2014.  Mr. Beckham is completing a terminal theology degree, with a Th.M in Theology, from Liberty University School of Divinity (2016).


Following graduation from law school Mr. Beckham served as Tribal Public Defender for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, for approximately 18 months from 2010-2012.


Mr. Beckham is an attorney admitted to practice by both the Idaho State Bar and District of Columbia Court of Appeals.


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  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    Mr. Beckham is one of the most learned, experienced, and excellent attorneys that I have ever encountered. Even though I have spent the past 24 years as a law professor, judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney, I learn valuable information from his posts each and every day. I highly recommend him to everyone.


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  • Alexander Joseph Segal

    I say it often - this profession is striving on knowledge and experience but relies heavily on innovation and modernization. The younger generation of well-trained, initiative-driven and energetic attorneys is the hope and future of our profession. It is especially so when they have as impressive and diverse a resume as does Edward. This is why I am happy to endorse Attorney Beckham and welcome him into this online community.


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Washington, DC
Washington, DC, 20004


DCActive 201507/10/2016
IDAuthorized to practice law201207/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Military Law Top ContributorAVVO2014
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMilitaryDischargeUpgrade.com2012 - Present
Supervisory Public DefenderCheyenne River Sioux Tribe2010 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia BarAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
Idaho State BarAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
U.S. District Court of IdahoAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Custody ActionSuccessful outcome; client awarded primary custody.
Probate ContestSuccessful outcome; negotiated settlement resulted in my client receiving what was left to them in the decedent's Last Will and Testament.
Custody ActionSuccessful outcome - assisted client, who was the defendant in the custody action, in winning sole custody.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Liberty Theological SeminaryTheologyMaster of Divinity2014
Liberty Theological SeminaryTheological StudiesMA - Masters2010
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Boise State UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tribal Lay Legal Advocacy OverviewTribal Legal Advocacy2010