Ms. Beckwith‘s practice is focused on lawyer professional responsibility and commercial litigation. Her experience in legal 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.
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. In addition, she has represented both public agency and private clients in environmental litigation, specifically under the California Environmental Quality Act. Ms. Beckwith has also represented and advised clients on solid waste, wastewater, recycling, and recycled water contracts, ordinances, laws, and regulations.
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.
Areas of Focus
- Lawyer Professional Responsibility
- State Bar Complaints
- Bar Admission and Licensing Issues
- Commercial Litigation
Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
Arizona Women Lawyers Association
Association of Discipline Defense Counsel
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee, Member, (2014-2016)
Notre Dame Club of Phoenix
Board of Directors, (2009-2010)
Member, (2009-2010; 2016-Present)
American Bar Association
Center for Professional Responsibility, Member, (2016 - Present)
Admitted to Practice
J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2009
B.A., University of Notre Dame, American Studies, 2006