J. Mitchell Beard’s practice is focused on the practice areas of general Civil Litigation, and Oil and Gas Law.   He represents clients from all walks of life, corporate and individual.  In the past few years, he has represented mostly oil and gas corporate clients in condemnation actions, although he also represents landowners in condemnation actions and in general oil and gas transactions and disputes. Mitch came to Flowers Davis, P.L.L.C. from the law firm of Wellborn, Houston, Adkison, Mann, Sadler & Hill, L.L.P. in Henderson, Texas where he initially served as an Associate Attorney and, later, as a Partner for seven years.

Mitch has had a varied practice on both sides of the docket involving general civil litigation, personal injury, family law, corporate and business law, oil and gas law, appellate law and probate law, among others.  Before attending law school, he practiced as a Registered Pharmacist (R. Ph.) for seven years.  His experience as a pharmacist helps him evaluate and handle medical malpractice cases, from both the plaintiff or defendant points of view.  The same can be said with regard to personal injury lawsuits.

Mitch is very active in his community, providing pro bono legal services and as ad litem for minor children in a variety of family law and domestic dispute proceedings, and in situations involving minor children where there are allegations of neglect or abuse.  He has also donated legal advice and services for the welfare and benefit of animals.  He lives in Whitehouse, Texas.


Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas, 1989


Baylor University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1989

University of Houston School of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, 1979

Stephen F. Austin University, pre-pharmacy undergraduate studies


Baylor Order of Barristers

Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity

Baylor University School of Law Moot Court Competition

Honors & Awards

Baylor University School of Law Dean’s List


State Bar of Texas, the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas

Smith County Bar Association

Texas Pharmaceutical Association

American Pharmaceutical Association

Community Involvement

Pro Bono legal services to the County Court at Law In and For Rusk County

Informal service with courts and with the Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services/Child Protective Services

Rusk County Animal Outreach, Inc., Board Member