Jill Lipman Beck

Biography

Jill Lipman Beck concentrates her practice on a wide range of general litigation matters, applying her significant experience in legal research, legal writing, and appellate advocacy to advance the interests of her clients.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Jill was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Christine Donohue of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court where she conducted Pennsylvania, federal, and multistate legal research and drafted majority and minority opinions in all areas of the law addressing issues of first impression, questions of statewide public importance, state and federal constitutional claims, and cases that resulted in a sentence of capital punishment. Prior to this role, Jill also served as a law clerk for Justice Donohue during her term on the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Jill began her legal career working as an attorney at KidsVoice where she represented abused, neglected, and at-risk children in Allegheny County before magisterial district judges and in Juvenile Court, Orphans’ Court, and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

During law school, Jill was a member of the trial moot court board, co-chaired the Public Interest Law Association, and served as an editor of the law review. Upon graduating, she received the Distinguished Student Award and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award.

Related Services

Recognitions

  • 2015, Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, by the Allegheny County Bar Association
  • 2014, Presidential Merit Award, by the Allegheny County Bar Foundation
  • 2014, Outstanding Public Service Award, by the Allegheny County Bar Association
  • 2009, Children’s Voice Award, by the Court Appointed Special Advocates 

Affiliations

Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County (PA) Bar Association
Professional Activities

Jill regularly volunteers for various community organizations and bar associations. Active in the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, she currently serves as secretary of its board of trustees, co-chairs its Loans and Scholarships Committee, and is a member of its Grants Committee. Also involved in the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Jill serves on its Appellate Advocacy Committee, Quality of Life/Balance Committee, and Judicial Administration Committee and is a mentor for its Commission on Women in the Profession. Jill is also a member of the board of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, JD, cum laude
  • George Washington University, BA, cum laude