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Robert L. Beard, Jr.


49 Atlanta Street

Marietta, GA 30060


T: (770) 422-1776

F: (770) 426-6155

rbeard@gregorydoylefirm.com


Robert L. Beard, Jr., is a member of Gregory Doyle’s Government and Real Estate Practice Group. His practice focuses on residential and commercial real estate. He has over 40 years of experience. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Beard spent almost 20 years as an in-house attorney for Cobb County. He was in private practice for almost 20 years prior to his work for the county.


Mr. Beard was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1974, and is admitted to practice before the Superior and State Courts of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, The State of Georgia Court of Appeals, the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.


He is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia and Cobb County Bar Association.


Civic Activities

  • Cobb County Chamber of Commerce: Honorary Commanders Association – Class of 2001
  • Honorary Commander Alumni Association, Steering Committee – Present.
  • Cobb County Public School Board Bond Oversight Committee – 1995-1998
  • Judge, Southeast Moot Court Competition, Kennesaw State College – 1993-1996
  • Judge, Cobb County Jail-a-Thon, American Cancer Society, Leukemia Society, Celebrity Luncheon – 1993-1995
  • Board of Ethic Committee, Cobb County Public School – 1990-1994
  • Judge, Cobb County High School Moot Court Competition – 1993
  • Lieutenant Governor, Optimist International, Georgia District – 1979-1980
  • Charter President, Optimist Club of East Cobb – 1977-1978
  • Smyrna Optimist Club – 1976


Honors & Awards

  • President’s Award, Cobb County Bar Association – 1993-1994
  • President’s Award, Cobb County Bar Association – 1984-1986
  • Lieutenant Colonel Aide De Camp, Governor’s Staff – 1987
  • Cobb County Legal Secretaries Association, 2nd Annual Celebrity Roast – 1988
  • Optimist International Distinguished Lieutenant Governor, Georgia District – 1979-1980
  • Optimist International Outstanding Lieutenant Governor – 1979-1980
  • Honor Club, Optimist International – 1978


Social Organizations

  • Cobb County Radio Control Modeler’s Club – 1995-2001
  • Secretary & Treasurer, Paulding County Radio Control Modeler’s Club – 2013-2014
  • Vice President, Paulding County Radio Control Modeler’s Club – 2016
  • Recognized for Youth Education in the Field of Aviation, Academy of Model Aeronautics – 2000


Military Service

  • U.S. Naval Reserve – 1967-1973
  • Naval Air Station, Atlanta
  • Petty Officer 1st Class – Avionics Technician
  • Honors: “Man of the Month” and “Man of the Quarter”
  • National Defense Medal, Naval Air Station Atlanta


Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Cobb County Bar Association
  • Chairman, State Bar of Georgia Child Support/Licensing Committee
  • Overview Committee, General Counsel’s Office of Georgia State Bar
  • Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia
  • Board of Trustees, Cobb County Bar Association
  • Past President, Cobb County Bar Association
  • Past President, Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former Member, Real Estate Section of Cobb Bar Association
  • Former Member, Younger Lawyers Association of Cobb County
  • Alumni Association, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Past Member, Star Bar Disciplinary Board

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Local Governmenr Law
  • Land Use Law
  • Eminent Domain Law
  • Title Insurance Law
  • Real Estate Litigation


Education

  • J.D., Atlanta Law School, 1974
  • B.S., Samford University, 1967


Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Superior & State Courts of Georgia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals, State of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. State Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court