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Joe Redden Retires from Beck Redden LLP

January 4, 2024


Joe Redden, Founding Partner Emeritus of Beck Redden LLP, has announced his retirement from Beck Redden and the practice of law, effective January 1, 2024. Along with David J. Beck and Ronald Secrest, Joe was a founder of the boutique trial and appellate law firm in 1992.

During his 48-year career as a trial lawyer, Joe tried scores of cases to jury verdicts in both state and federal courts, fearlessly representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes commercial, intellectual property, personal injury, and product liability cases. Joe also served on the Firm’s Executive Committee for many years, while also finding time to offer guidance and support to Beck Redden’s younger lawyers.

“In 1992, when I decided to start my own law firm, I thought about who I wanted to join me. One of the first people that came to mind was Joe Redden. Joe has always been a terrific trial lawyer, and has tried significant cases all over the country. Equally important, Joe is an incredible person. He has been a great mentor to the younger lawyers at our firm – many of whom are Partners today. I cannot emphasize enough the important role that Joe has played in our firm. One of the best decisions I made in my professional life was asking Joe to join me in founding our firm. We all wish him the best in his retirement, and we thank him for his immense contributions to our firm.” – David J. Beck, Founding Partner

Joe’s colleagues have recognized his skills as an exceptional advocate. In 1995, he was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a professional association whose membership is limited to the top 1% of the practicing Bar. He also has been admitted to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Please join us in extending our heartfelt gratitude to Joe Redden for his outstanding contributions to our firm and the legal profession.

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