Dianne K. Beauchamp practices family law with the law firm of Barbara R. Trader, P.A. in Salisbury, Maryland. Ms. Beauchamp was born in Florence, South Carolina. She attended Clemson University in South Carolina graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. After graduation, from college, she attended the Talland School of Equitation in Cirencester, England to further her study of equestrian sports.
Upon her return from England, Ms. Beauchamp received a graduate assistantship and attended graduate school at Clemson University. She resided in Ohio for several years, then moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she has lived for over twenty-five years. Ms. Beauchamp was employed by for the Maryland Department of Agriculture for several years. Subsequently, she became a registered Environmental Sanitation, and was employed by the Dorchester County Health Department, and later by the Wicomico County Health Department, where she administered programs relating to the enforcement of state environmental laws and regulations. She also worked for several years as a volunteer victimís advocate for the Life Crisis Center, assisting victims of domestic violence.
Ms. Beauchamp attended Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, graduating in 1996. During the time she was in law school she interned with the Legal Aid Bureau, working in the Migrant Farmworker Program, with the Honorable Daniel M. Long, in the Circuit Court for Somerset County, and with Barbara R. Trader, P.A., a private family law practitioner.
After graduation from law school, Ms. Beauchamp was employed as a judicial law clerk for Judge Long in the Circuit Court for Somerset County. In 1997, she began working as an associate with the law firm of Barbara R. Trader, P.A., where she continues to practice today. In her current practice, Ms. Beauchamp routinely handles cases relating to divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, marital property, guardianship, contempt issues, domestic violence proceedings, etc. She has served as child counsel, representing the interests of children in custody cases. She has also served as court-appointed counsel for disabled individuals in guardianship proceedings. Ms. Beauchamp has an interest in mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution, and she is a trained mediator. Ms. Beauchamp regularly serves as a volunteer mediator for the District Court in Wicomico County, Maryland.
Ms. Beauchamp is currently a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Wicomico County Bar Association, and the Womenís Bar Association of Maryland. She is the past secretary and past president of the Lower Eastern Shore Chapter of the Womenís Bar Association. In June of 2000, Ms. Beauchamp was an instructor for the Maryland State Bar Association Professionalism Course, a course which is required for all new admitees to the Maryland Bar. She has participated in numerous continuing legal education courses related to family law issues. Ms. Beauchamp is also a member of the Wicomico County Equestrian Center, the Salisbury, Maryland Kennel Club, and the Wicomico County YMCA.
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