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Practical Advice. Timely Service. Timeless Values. These are the principles guiding service to clients of The Beck Law Firm, LLC. Founded by Joel Beck, the firm recognizes that clients need real-world solutions to their legal issues, and not legal mumbo-jumbo or answers that sound or look good, but don't really work in the real world.

Joel Beck, founder of The Beck Law Firm, LLC provides practical legal solutions and advice to clients.  By narrowly tailoring his practice areas and not being a legal jack-of-all-trades, Joel says abreast of recent legal developments to provide his clients with the best possible service and value for their dollar. 

Prior to opening The Beck Law Firm, LLC, Joel worked as a Regional Counsel for NASD (n/k/a FINRA) in the Enforcement Department, where he litigated cases against broker-dealers and stockbrokers.  Joel was designated as a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) by the NASD Institute and the Wharton School of Business; he does not maintain the designation as current as he has chosen to focus his continuing education time in other areas.  Previously, Joel worked as a police officer.

Joel is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Gwinnett County Bar Association and the Christian Legal Society.  



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Practice areas


  1. Financial Services: 85%
    16 years
  2. Corporate: 8%
    3 years
  3. Wills: 7%
    3 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Robert C. Port

    Joel's experience as a former securities regulator make him someone I often consult with on various securities regulation issues, as well as someone to whom I refer prospective clients with regulatory issues. Other peers have also commented on his expertise as an expert witness in securities regulation issues. I have always found Joel's insights and expertise to be excellent, and am pleased to endorse him.


    Robert Port Securities and investment fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joel for several years. I have called upon him often for legal and practical advice and guidance and he is a wonderful and willing resource for helpful information and insight. I highly respect and recommend him.


    Scott Ratchick Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Beck Law Firm, LLC

232 West Crogan Street
Suite C
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200108/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia Rising Stars 2011Super Lawyers2011
Georgia Rising Stars 2010Super Lawyers2010
Certified Regulatory and Compliance ProfessionalNASD Institute at the Wharton School of Business2005
Honors Graduate - JD, Magna Cum LaudeN/A2000
West Publishing Company Award for Academic ExcellenceJohn Marshall Law School / West2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Instructor (teaching Business Law)Tennessee Temple University2014 - Present
Owner / AttorneyThe Beck Law Firm, LLC2007 - Present
Regional CounselNASD, Department of Enforcement2001 - 2007
Paralegal / ExaminerNASD1997 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gwinnett County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2001 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Georgia v. M.W.Case Dismissed
Dept. of Enforcement v. CharlesSanctions in favor of Respondent
Dept. of Enforcement v. Claggett, 2005000631501Finding for Enforcement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Gwinnett County Bar Association NewsletterWhat you Don't Know Can Hurt You...What You Think Is Private Is Not.2013
Joel R. BeckA Stockbroker's Guide to Regulatory Investigations2010
BD Law Blog.comNews for Legal and Compliance Professionals2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Georgia Southern UniversityBusinessOther - Bachelors1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ten Things to Do (Or Not Do) To Help Avoid Regulatory Problems in 2013Securities Regulation2013
REISA Annual Conference 2011Dealing with the Current Regulatory Environment2011
Starling ES Parent Resource NightEstate Planning Basics for Parents of Young Children2010
Cape Securities Annual MeetingAvoiding Compliance and Regulatory Issues2010
Update on SEC Rule 151ASEC Rule 151A2009
An Overview of Estate Planning and Child Protection Planning for Parents of Small ChildrenAn Overview of Estate Planning and Child Protection Planning for Parents of Small Children2009
Understanding Investing ClassBasics of Estate Planning in Georgia and Overview of Charitable Giving Strategies2008