Professor of Law
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
J.D., Ohio Northern University
Prior to starting at LMU Law, Professor Bruce Beverly practiced family law litigation primarily in Ft. Worth, Texas, for over 17 years, where he is board certified as a family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Beverly has extensive bench and jury litigation experience as well as appellate experience in family law and personal injury tort litigation.
In addition to his busy litigation practice as a partner and solo practitioner in private practice, Mr. Beverly previously taught as an adjunct professor in the paralegal programs at the University of Texas at Arlington, and the State University of Ohio – Lima/Lima Technical College in Lima, Ohio. He has since written and presented dozens of articles and papers on family law, law and technology, and practical tips for lawyers, and he has co-authored three published books on direct and cross examination in family law cases.
Beverly has been an officer and director for a number of years in the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, and is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section.
Beverly is actively to the Texas Bar, the Tennessee Bar, and the Northern District of Texas and is a Rule 31 Certified Mediator in TN family law cases.
Locally, Beverly was a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the Knoxville Family Justice Center, an organization which provides legal support, physical protection and emotional support for victims of domestic violence, from 2010-2016.
Beverly teaches Tort, Remedies, Domestic Relations, Advanced Domestic Relations Drafting, and Law Office Management.
Wiretapping, Privacy and Divorce, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, July 2017
A Remedy to Fit the Crime: A Call for the Unreasonable Rejection of a Parent by a Child as Tort, Utah Law Review, Journal of Law & Family Studies, No. 4, Vol. 15, page 153, April 2013
A Remedy To Fit the Crime: A Call for the Unreasonable Rejection of a Parent by a Child as Tort, J. L. & Fam. Stud. (2013)
A Strategy for Teaching Objectivity to the Domestic Relations Student: Utilizing Psychodrama to Explore Attorney Empathy Toward Improving Family Law Outcomes, Forthcoming, Ohio Northern University Law Review (2013)
Tennessee Family Law: Cases and Problems, by Bruce Beverly, April Meldrum, and Lynda Black, Lexis-Nexis - set for publication 2017
Texas Family Law: A Focus on Property Issues (with Sydney Beckman, Heather King, Bruce Beverly, and Randall Wilhite), Sydney A. Beckman (2004)
Texas Family Law: A Focus on Children’s Issues (with Sydney Beckman and Heather King), Sydney A. Beckman (2002)
Texas Family Law: Direct and Cross-Examination (with Sydney Beckman and Heather King), Sydney A. Beckman (2001)