I practice primarily Family Law, including marriage dissolutions, divorce, child custody and support, as well as adoptions. Bill Beck Law is located in Palm Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida and practices in Pinellas County, Pasco County, and Hillsborough County.
I started Bill Beck Law as a solo practice in June 2008. Because of its success and growth, I expanded with support staff in January 2009.
I accept all Family Law cases including contested and uncontested divorces, mediations, enforcement and modification of existing court orders, child support issues, grandparent rights, paternity issues, and adoptions. I draft Wills and Trusts and Probate Estates. I am an aggressive and successful trial attorney as well as a compassionate mediator and legal counselor. These skills allow me to passionately protect and enforce your rights while trying to preserve your vital family relationships and avoid expensive and often needless litigation.
2945 Palm Harbor Blvd.
Palm Harbor FL 34683
Yes, I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation either in my office or over the telephone.
Fixed rate fees are offered for certain services.
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Evenings and Saturdays by appointment only.
Family Law is very personal and allows me to use my outstanding character, skills, and abilities to help good people through difficult times with the most positive results. I try to be the type of lawyer I would want to represent my mother, father, brother, sister, or children.
Clients should understand the law in order to de-mystify the legal process they're engaged in. I'm very good at explaining the law and helping clients understand what to expect. I view my role as being a legal counselor, educator, guide, and facilitator. I listen to the facts and desires of my clients and then advise them about their legal options. I explain the law and how the courts interpret each situation to make the law less intimidating and more predictable. I have found that informed and educated clients make better decisions about the direction, posture, and outcome of their case. Because I recognize my proper role as your attorney, I keep you informed and advised throughout the entire process. The lawyer and client should make decisions through understanding, team work, and collaboration.
I am willing to review documents and assist brave and adventurous clients who have already started the legal journey without a guide.
I am willing to coach and offer advice to adventurous and brave pro se litigants.
After graduating from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, I served as a judicial law clerk for civil and criminal circuit court judges as a Trial Court Law Clerk and Judicial Staff Attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida. I am also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and have mediated Family Law cases throughout the State.
Before starting Bill Beck Law, I worked at Zimmet and Unice, P.A., in Palm Harbor, Florida as an Assistant City and County Attorney. Prior to law school, I worked as a paramedic and first responder in Los Angeles County, California and served four years as a Fireman in the United States Navy attached to the Navy Submarine Command in San Diego, California.
Working my way through College and Law School, I performed a lot of blue-collar work in the construction management industry, heavy equipment operating, and worked for the Public Transportation Department for the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska. I have traveled extensively and lived for years in foreign countries. I observe and listen well, learn fast, work hard, respect humanity and enjoy life for all its experiences.
I decided to become a lawyer based on my experiences and observations as a blue-collar worker, husband, and father. I recognize that I have the ability to listen and communicate well. I explain the law in an understandable way and represent your position in court. I worked through school with a young family and earned my college and legal education informed and motivated with real-life experiences and passion. I represent my clients with that same passion and success.
I'm a very compassionate and caring person. I prepare for each court appearance and try to put myself in my client's shoes with every decision I make. I love the law and I know it well. I listen intently to my clients and discover their circumstances and goals. I know how much I appreciate being well informed and treated with honesty and compassion and that's how I deal with my friends and clients.Personal interests:
I like to spend time with my family at my son's Boy Scout activities, my daughter's performances, or just camping, swimming, or biking together. My wife and I have competed in triathlons together, although not too well, and I enjoy tennis, golf, and chess.
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