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Peter C. Beard

Personal injury Attorney at Springfield, IL

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About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    45%
    DUI and Drivers License Reinstatement

    25 years

  2. Personal injury
    45%

    25 years

  3. Criminal defense
    10%

Born in Springfield, Illinois, February 19, 1969. Peter grew up there and went to Springfield High School. Peter’s family roots are deep in Springfield and central Illinois, a heritage that includes a longstanding presence in the legal community. His great, great Grandfather, John C. Lanphier was a lawyer in private practice at Patton & Lanphier, whose own father, Charles H. Lanphier advised Lincoln rival Stephen A. Douglas as well as serving as the Circuit Clerk of Sangamon County. Today, Peter preserves that tradition in the law at Holley, Rosen and Beard serving clients in a wide range of legal affairs throughout central Illinois.

Peter received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois in 1992 and his law degree in 1997 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He returned to Springfield after law school working as an Assistant States Attorney in the Sangamon County States Attorney's Office, and then as an Assistant Attorney General for the Illinois Attorney General. Thereafter, Peter joined Holley, Rosen & Beard. Peter practices in many areas of law including personal injury, criminal law, DUI/traffic and driver's license reinstatement cases, and general civil litigation. He is licensed in Illinois; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Southern and Central Districts of Illinois, and U.S. Court of Claims/Vaccine Court.

Licensed for 25 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1997
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Peter

Holley Rosen and Beard
440 South Grand Ave W
Springfield, IL, 62704-3759

Reviews

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Posted by Christine | August 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Attentive!
Peter Beard and his staff worked diligently to ensure I received what I consider to be a fair settlement in my personal injury case. Peter was very good about providing frequent case updates and patiently explaining in great detail the how's and why's each time I had a question. This was my first experience with having to hire an attorney; I was quite pleased with the professionalism and client-focused attentiveness exhibited by Peter and his staff. Should I require legal assistance in the future, my first phone call will be to the law firm of Holly, Rosen, & Beard.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service
Peter Beard has done an awesome job assisting me with my drivers license reinstatement. I recommend Pete C Beard for all your DUI case needs.
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2015
Peter Beard is the best there is!
Mr. Beard handled my DUI case in 2012. He took the time to sit down and meet with me to give me all the information that I needed. He got my license suspension thrown out and took care of everything in a timely manner. In addition to doing his job well, he had a wonderful manner that put me at ease. He explained the process in layman's terms rather than a bunch of legal jargon that would have put my already frayed nerves on edge. He is trustworthy, discreet, and has fantastic relationships with his colleagues in the legal community. Bottom line, he knows what he is doing and is well-respected. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Holley, Rosen and Beard
  • 2000 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Illinois Attorney General
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Assistant States Attorney
  • Sangamon County State's Attorneys Office
  • 1997 - 1999

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Bradley University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois Drivers License Reinstatement Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • Superior DUI Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Sangamon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
Endorse Peter
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a top-notch DUI attorney who will always take good care of his client. When it comes to your driving privileges, you cannot take a chance. You need an experienced attorney and Peter is an experienced attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Pete is a very competent attorney and a well respected member of the bar. He is very informed and offers a wide variety of services including DUI/traffic, Workers Comp, Personal Injury and other areas."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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