Adams and Reese Partner John Beach was featured in the South Carolina Bar’s Perspectives 2013-2014 Annual Report as he is pictured in the “Public Services” section and at the Bar’s “Ask-A-Lawyer” event where he volunteered to help provide pro bono services through a hot line.
With the assistance of volunteer lawyers, the Bar’s Public Services Division educates the public on common legal issues such as bankruptcy, divorce, wills and landlord/tenant disputes. These programs help members of the public with their legal needs and emphasize the positive role lawyers play in their communities.
In 2013, the Bar held nine Ask-A-Lawyer phone banks and web chats held in conjunction with television stations throughout the state, and during Pro Bono Week in October 2013, a total of 268 citizens had their legal questions addressed during an all-day statewide event.
Practicing law since 1982, Beach advises businesses in disputes and represents businesses in litigation arising out of contractual, regulatory, and property conflicts. Beach is a Certified South Carolina Circuit Court Mediator, since 2002.
In the community, Beach is a long-time supporter of Columbia’s Nickelodeon Theater, South Carolina’s only independent theatre. John helped with the Nick’s recent move to a prominent Main Street location, an important component of Columbia’s current downtown renaissance. He has also provided advice and guidance, through various committees and task forces, to help advance