Laurie M. Beckerink is a partner with Lewis & Lewis, P.C. Ms. Beckerink has extensive litigation experience and currently focuses her areas of practice in criminal law, real estate transactions, estate planning and estate work, family law, workers compensation and personal injury.
Born and raised in Chautauqua County Ms. Beckerink currently lives in Clymer, New York with her husband and two children and bases her practice out of the Jamestown, New York office of Lewis & Lewis P.C.
Ms. Beckerink attended St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. for her undergraduate degree and then received her Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo School of Law. After being admitted to practice law in New York State in 2006 Ms. Beckerink returned to Chautauqua County to practice law. Ms. Beckerink is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. Ms. Beckerink joined Lewis & Lewis, P.C. in 2014 and prior to that she worked as an Assistant District Attorney for Chautauqua County. Ms. Beckerink has extensive court room experience not only at the trial court level but also at the appellate level.
The most notable case that Ms. Beckerink has worked on in her career was as part of the trial prosecution team in the homicide trial of People v. Taglianetti, which was featured documentaries on Dateline, Investigation ID and the Oxygen channel.
In 2019 Ms. Beckerink was appointed by the Fourth Department Appellate Division to sit on the Grievance Committee for the 8th Judicial District of Western NY. She also serves as the Town Justice for the Town of Clymer. She is the President of the Jamestown Bar Association and a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Ms. Beckerink is active in her community and is a founding member of 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Ministry whose mission is to fight Childhood hunger in our community. 5&2 Ministry currently sends bags of food home on Friday afternoons with students in multiple school districts in Chautauqua County as well as supplying food and snacks to local libraries to feed children who attend library programs. As part of her work through 5&2 Ministry, the Zonta Club of Jamestown named her as one of their Women in Leadership for 2020. Ms. Beckerink also serves on the Clymer-French Creek Library Board and has been an active supporter of the Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County and is a member of their Less is More team that presents trainings at local schools and organizations who work with children on how to properly respond to disclosures of child sexual and physical abuse.
Ms. Beckerink enjoys working directly with clients on their legal needs and serving her community.
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, 2002
Juris Doctor: SUNY at Buffalo, 2005
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