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Mr. Bean has never been a stereotypical attorney; immediately gaining a unique perspective on the "art of lawyering" with his first paid legal position, stationed in Tokyo, as a United States Air Force attorney (Judge Advocate "JAG"), practicing in many locations and in many areas of law.  Overall, Mr. Bean’s practice has included: eight years of experience in Family Law (i.e., divorces, paternity, child support, child custody/time-sharing, alimony, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and more), Mental Health Cases (i.e., Marchman Act, Baker Act, Incapacity), Guardianships & Conservatorships,  Estate Planning, and Probate, plus 4 years of experience as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps (i. These experiences give Mr. Bean the ability to quickly create a plan of action to meet the needs of his clients. In addition to working with thousands of issues with different clients, Mr. Bean has attended many advanced training courses focused on Estate Planning Law (including, Elder Law and Guardianship Law), Military Law (including Health Law, Criminal Law, Tax Law, and National Security Law), Mental Health Laws (including, Substance Abuse Law and Incapacity Law), and Family Law.


Since Mr. Bean was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2007, he’s been very blessed, receiving awards and accolades for his noted first-hand work in a vast array of exciting cases and projects. Most recently, he was medically retired, honorably, from the United States Air Force JAG Corps after four years of distinguished service following numerous service-connected injuries. During this time he spent working with the heroes of our Nation, Captain Bean earned the Department of the Air Force "The Air Force Commendation Medal", "Outstanding Unit Medal", "Global War on Terrorism Medal", "National Defense Medal", and "Air Force Training Ribbon". Additionally, Captain Bean was a Distinguished Graduate from United States Air Force Officer Training School. Judd continues to put his 'service before self' while applying the unique personal and professional talents he learned serving our country towards new experiences with Judd Bean Law.


Mr. Bean graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sport Management. He later graduated and earned a J.D. from Saint Thomas University School of Law in 2007, finishing at the Upper % of his class. Mr. Bean was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2007.  Currently, Mr. Bean is enrolled at Loyola University School of Law's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, one of the nation's leading health law programs.  Mr. Bean is only two semesters away from earning his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Health Law, with a Certificate in Health Care Compliance.  


Mr. Bean is an active member of the Florida Bar, American Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Brandon Bar Association, United States Air Force Court of Appeals, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar, Federal Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, University of Florida Alumni Association, and Saint Thomas University School of Law Alumni Association. Additionally, he is a Notary Public, in good standing within the National Notary Association.


Following nearly three decades of living throughout the World, Mr. Bean now lives and works in the Riverview-area. He feels so very blessed to have found his true love and beautiful bride, Heather. In his free-time Mr. Bean enjoys reading motivational literature, watching documentaries, fishing, attending sporting events, concerts, going to Florida’s beautiful beaches and, most of all, spending time with his baby boy, Brave, and wife!

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. State & Local Law: 60%
    9 years, 125 cases
  2. Guardianship: 25%
    9 years, 50 cases
  3. Wills: 5%
    9 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  4. Family: 5%
    9 years, 200 cases
  5. Health Care: 5%
    4 years, 55 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes), Pro bono (50%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse Judd without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator.

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  • Richard Llerena

    I have been privileged to have observed Mr. Bean and observe the quality of his contributions to those of us who have a passion for litigation. He has a strong work ethic and puts the client's needs above anything else. A great attorney all around who has secured great results for his clients.

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200706/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ListLoyola University Chicago School of Law2015
Young Lawyer's Division ScholarshipFlorida Bar - General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section2014
Leadership Retreat ScholarshipFlorida Bar, Family Law Section2014
"ONE" Pro Bono AwardBay Area Legal Services2013
Pro Bono Excellence AwardSupreme Court of Florida2013
Smart Search VerifiedUnited States Department of Justice2013
Secretary's Coin of ExcellenceUnited States Depart of Veteran's Affairs2011
The Air Force Commendation MedalUnited States Air Force2011
Outstanding Unit MedalUnited States Air Force2011
National Defense MedalUnited States Air Force2009
Air Force Training RibbonUnited States Air Force2008
Distinguished GraduateUnited States Air Force2008
Global War on Terrorism MedalUnited States Air Force2008
Membership ServiceAmerican Bar Association2007
"Book Award" - Health LawSt. Thomas University School of Law2006
"Book Award" - Property LawSt. Thomas University School of Law2005
Cum LaudeUniversity of Florida2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Registry Attorney13th Judicial Circuit In Hillsborough County2013 - Present
Principal Attorney and OwnerJudd Bean Law2011 - Present
AssociateThe Law Offices of Eileen Griffin, PA2011 - 2012
JAGUnited States Air Force2008 - 2011
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Rules/Forms CommitteeN/A2015 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, CLE CommitteeN/A2015 - Present
Florida Bar, Health Law SectionAttorney Member2014 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted2014 - Present
Florida Bar, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm SectionAttorney Member2014 - Present
Justice Administrative CommissionRegistry Attorney (Pro Bono)2013 - Present
United Methodist ChurchWorship Support Team2013 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
National Notary AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2011 - Present
Judge Advocates AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals (AFCCA)Admitted to Practice2008 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed ForcesAdmitted to Practice2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionAttorney Member2007 - Present
Entertainment and Sports Law Society - New York Bar AssociationN/A2006 - 2008
Plead the Fifth Student Newspaper - Saint Thomas University School of LawEditor2004 - 2007
Entertainment and Sports Law Society - Saint Thomas University School of LawN/A2004 - 2007
Student Sport Management AssociationSecretary2002 - 2004
Golden Key National Honor SocietyN/A2000 - 2004
Phi Eta Sigma Honor's FraternityN/A2000 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IN RE: G.L.Successful Involuntary Treatment Order
IN RE: A.G.Case dismissed. Successfully removed defendant from Marchman Act order.
In RE: W.W.Kept Defendant out of jail, by encouraging Judge to allow DF to enter drug education & rehab.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Stapleford Centre Addiction DailyHitler's Secret Addiction to Crystal Meth2014
Tampa Tribune"Business Achievers"2014
Lawyer (HCBA)ASK-A-LAWYER on FOX 132014
The FixFlorida’s Marchman Act: Why Involuntary Commitment Works2014
Osprey ObserverRiverview Attorney Puts Service Before Self Judd Bean Law2013
marchmanact.blogspot.com/All About Florida's Marchman Act2013
Tampa Family LawMarital & Family Law Journal2013
The St. Thomas LawyerServants of Justice - Class Action2012
Tampa Elder LawTampa Elder Law & Estate Planning2012
University of Florida Online"Gator J.A.G. Driver"2011
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Managed Care Ombudsman CommitteeRevitalizing the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration’s Managed Care Ombudsman Committee2007
New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law JournalLaw Student Initiative2007
Plead the Fifth - Saint Thomas University School of LawDiploma Mills2006
Plead the Fifth - Saint Thomas University School of LawThe Male Abortion2005
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawHealth Policy and AdministrationLL.M - Master of Laws2016
St. Thomas University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of FloridaExercise and Sport ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Understanding Addiction Workshop: What Every Family Should KnowSubstance Abuse from a Legal Perspective2014
Thomas M. Cooley American Inn of CourtBecoming a Solo or General Practitioner2014
"Ask-a-Lawyer" Library SeriesMarital and Family Law in 2014: What are my Options?2014
Narcotic's AnnonymousMarchman Act & Substance Abuse Law2013
Wills for Heroes ProgramHonoring our Nation's Heroes with Free Legal Assistance2011
Military JusticeCommanders and the Law2009