Peter C. Beard

Peter C. Beard

Springfield, Illinois

Born in Springfield, Illinois, February 19, 1969. Peter received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois in 1992 and his law degree in 1997 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He returned to Springfield after law school working as an Assistant States Attorney in the Sangamon County States Attorney's Office, and then as an Assistant Attorney General for the Illinois Attorney General. Thereafter Peter joined Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC, as an associate. Peter practices in many areas of law including personal injury, criminal law, employment, DUI/traffic and driver's license reinstatement cases, family law, and general civil litigation. He is licensed in Illinois; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Southern and Central Districts of Illinois. He is a member of the Sangamon County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association and Illinois Driver’s License Reinstatement Attorney’s Association.

Areas of Practice

  • DUI / Traffic
  • Drivers License Reinstatement
  • Personal Injury / Workers Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1998


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Illinois Driver’s License Reinstatement Attorney’s Association
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), 2004 - Present
  • Sangamon County Bar Association, Member, 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Illinois Driver’s License Reinstatement Attorney’s Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Sangamon County States Attorney's Office, Assistant States Attorney, 1997 - 1999
  • Illinois Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General, 1999 - 2000


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Lambda Chi Alpha