Education & Experience
Dan Beeks has been an attorney in Arizona for over 25 years. He spent many years practicing with prestigious mid-sized and large law firms in Phoenix specializing in commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in nearly all types of complex litigation and appeals, from intellectual property cases to malpractice litigation against brain surgeons, to commercial disputes involving valuation of small and mid-sized businesses. Dan began practicing family law when he and his former partners were frequently retained by other family law attorneys to represent family owned businesses in connection with high net-worth divorces.
Later, because of his extensive experience in handling appeals, he began working with the attorneys at the Bishop Law Offices, P.C. on divorce and family law appeals. He recently joined the Bishop Law Offices, P.C. where he is primarily practicing family law. Although he works on many complex and high-dollar cases, he frequently enjoys helping people in smaller cases, especially if their former spouses are trying to bully or take advantage of his clients. He still practices other areas of civil litigation as well.
Although Dan typically encourages people to be reasonable, and try to resolve family law disputes in a manner that inflicts as little additional damage on the parties’ family relationships as possible, he also knows that sometimes his opponents and their attorneys are not reasonable. In those situations, there is often no choice but to litigate, and litigate hard. When that happens, Dan works tirelessly, and his years of complex litigation experience become a great advantage to his clients.
Dan has been active in the Arizona legal community for many years. For seven years, he served on the Arizona Supreme Court’s committee in charge of the bar examination, including one year as president. He also served as a hearing officer for the Arizona Supreme Court in attorney discipline cases for approximately ten years. He was also selected by the State Bar of Arizona’s Board of Legal Specialization to serve on the committee in charge of certifying attorneys as specialists in personal injury and wrongful death. He has also been recognized by the Volunteer Lawyers Program as one of the top pro bono attorneys in Maricopa County, for his volunteer legal work with impoverished clients who could not otherwise afford to pay attorneys.
In his free time, Dan loves to train for and compete in endurance sports. He has run several marathons and half-marathons, and is still dreaming of someday qualifying for the Boston Marathon. This year, he is also training for his first Ironman triathlon. He is the president of the cross country boosters group at his children’s high school, and is a volunteer assistant coach in the summertime with the girls’ distance program.