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Virginia Ariail has been practicing law in the Lowcountry for two years. Most recently, Ms. Ariail was an Associate Attorney at Devine & Beard, where she focused on all aspects of immigration law as well as family law and criminal defense in South Carolina.
Prior to joining Devine & Beard, Ms. Ariail served as a Law Clerk for the Mulikin Law Firm, where she worked on family and environmental law cases in South Carolina. From 2019 to 2020, Ms. Ariail worked for the Alliance for Lawyers and Rural America, where she informed and educated members of the community on legal issues in rural America. Prior to that, Ms. Ariail was a Law Clerk for the National Wild Turkey Federation. During her time at NWTF, Ms. Ariail researched legal issues related to environmental economic policy, land conservation, easements, and public trusts - in addition to non-profit organizations, incorporation, and regulation.
As someone who was born and raised in the Lowcountry, Ms. Ariail is dedicated to helping the local community. Ms. Ariail enjoys spending time with her rescue dog and hunting.
Ashley Beard, Esq. has been practicing law for twelve years. Launching her career in New York City, Ms. Beard helped build a boutique firm focused on business and family-based immigration. Working with clients large and small, Ms. Beard represented her clients throughout the Northeast in high profile cases. She also practiced removal defense in the city while working with victims of crimes and domestic violence. Her experience in a large metropolitan area gives her a unique skill set in the Lowcountry.
Ms. Beard then moved to the Lowcountry and became a Partner at Devine & Beard. During her time at Devine & Beard, Ms. Beard not only helped grow the practice in size and prestige, but also focused on removal defense, family based immigration, and headed the firm's business immigration practice. Ms. Beard also initiated her practice of family and criminal law in Georgia while at Devine & Beard. This makes her uniquely equipped to serve clients who have combinations of criminal, family, and immigration challenges in their cases, as well as advising on criminal immigration issues.
Ms. Beard is the founder and owner of The Beard Law Group, LLC. Ms. Beard established BLG as a boutique firm focusing on immigration law nationwide as well as criminal and family law in South Carolina and Georgia. BLG's mission is to advocate for our clients in the Lowcountry while using our national experience to bring them the results they deserve. Ms. Beard has five rescue animals from the Lowcountry, including three dogs and two cats.