Jessica L. Beckwith

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Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Phone:
602-234-7818
Fax:
602-277-5595
Email:
Ms. Beckwith‘s practice is focused on environmental law and attorney regulation and ethics.

Ms. Beckwith has represented both public agency and private clients in environmental litigation, specifically under the California Environmental Quality Act and the Clean Water Act. Ms. Beckwith has also represented and advised clients on solid waste, wastewater, recycling, and recycled water contracts, ordinances, laws, and regulations. Ms. Beckwith also has extensive experience representing and counseling public agencies in a variety of administrative proceedings, government tort claims, and public records act requests and litigation.

Her experience in attorney regulation and ethics includes advising attorneys and law firms on matters relating to State Bar of Arizona and State Bar of California complaints, fee disputes, disciplinary matters, bar admissions, and other licensing, ethics, and professional responsibility issues.

During her six years of practice in California, Ms. Beckwith was an attorney with a private firm in Los Angeles for four years, where she practiced in the areas of Real Estate, Environmental and Public Agency Law, as well as in attorney discipline defense. She also worked for over two years at the State Bar of California, Office of Chief Trial Counsel, as both Deputy and Senior Trial Counsel, representing the State Bar of California and the Committee of Bar Examiners. In that role, she tried a number of cases before the State Bar Court of California. She also managed and directed State Bar investigators in conducting their investigations into disciplinary violations.

Areas of Practice

  • Environmental Law
  • Attorney Regulation and Ethics
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Municipal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • California

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2009
  • University of Notre Dame
    • B.A. cum laude - 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona , 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California , 2010 - Present
  • Association of Discipline Defense Counsel , 2014 - Present
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers , 2016 - Present
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association , 2016 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association , 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association , 2016 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association , 2012 - 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • Notre Dame Club of Phoenix
  • Notre Dame Club of Los Angeles , 2010 - 2016
  • Young Professionals Council Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 2013 - 2016