The Mt. Vernon law firm of Black, Ballard, McDonald, P.C. is pleased to announce that John D. Beckham has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Beckham had previously interned with the firm while completing his legal studies.
Beckham received his law degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2016 and his Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Illinois-Champaign in 2013. He graduated in the top third of his law school class and was an editor for the Journal of Legal Medicine.
Beckham is a Mt. Vernon native and a 2009 graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School. He is the son of Brad and Ellen Beckham, and the brother of Steven Beckham, all of Mt. Vernon. He is also the grandson of Keith and Virginia Beckham of Waltonville, Illinois.