Spencer S. Beckman

 

Spencer Beckman practices in the following areas of law: Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Mediation, Relocation Cases, Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Reckless Driving, All Felonies, All Misdemeanors, Serious and Minor Traffic Offenses, Juvenile Crimes, and Personal Injury.

BACKGROUND

Admitted to Practice: All Commonwealth of Virginia courts; All South Carolina State Courts.

Law School: University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D.

College: University of Tennessee, B.A. History, summa cum laude

Affiliations: Virginia State Bar, South Carolina State Bar, American Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division

BIOGRAPHY

Spencer Beckman is a founding partner of the firm. His practice mainly focuses on family law, criminal law, and personal injury issues. He regularly practices throughout the Northern Virginia area including Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Clarke County, Frederick County and the City of Winchester.

Mr. Beckman was born in Leesburg, Virginia and grew up in Chantilly, Virginia where he attended Chantilly High School. Upon his graduation from High School, Mr. Beckman attended the University of Tennessee where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and graduated summa cum laude. Mr. Beckman was a four-year member of the University of Tennessee Drumline and was fortunate to travel around the country with the football team. After completing his undergraduate education, Mr. Beckman moved to South Carolina to attend the University of South Carolina School of Law.

While in law school, Mr. Beckman was a member editor of the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal, a mentor in the peer mentor program, and a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. Upon graduation, Mr. Beckman worked as a public defender at the Richland County Public Defender’s Office in Columbia, South Carolina. As a public defender, Mr. Beckman handled a caseload of over 250 clients with charges ranging from Simple Possession of Marijuana to Murder. Mr. Beckman gained valuable courtroom experience as he handled numerous jury trials and complicated hearings. Mr. Beckman was even mentioned in The Washington Post for his representation of a national political candidate in 2010.

Mr. Beckman moved back to the Northern Virginia area in 2010 and began practicing family law and criminal law in Fairfax, Virginia shortly thereafter. Mr. Beckman then became an associate attorney at Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC in 2011 where he enjoyed connecting with his roots in Leesburg. After two years, Mr. Beckman formed Beckman Schmalzle PLC with his good friend and colleague Ryan M. Schmalzle. Mr. Beckman lives in Loudoun County, Virginia with his wife Kara and their two children.