Originally from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Susan E. “Beth” Burgess is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. She joined the Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan and began her practice as an associate attorney immediately following her admission to the Arkansas State Bar in September of 2010.
Early in life, Beth sought experiences that would allow her to bring a wide scope of knowledge to her professional practice as an attorney. Following high school, she was selected for an internship in the United States Senate in Washington, D.C., working for U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson. While completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Beth worked as an intern with 10th Judicial District Circuit Judge Bynum Gibson, where she was first introduced to the juvenile justice system. During law school, Beth worked as an extern with the Arkansas House of Representatives Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor, which allowed her to combine her interests in politics, medicine and law.
Beth has always been drawn to opportunities that allowed her to make an immediate, positive impact in the lives of others. She was appointed as an Academic Success Student Mentor as well as a Writing Mentor for law students at Bowen. Also during law school, she was a Big Sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas and volunteered with the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers, earning her the Dean’s Certificate of Public Service. She is currently a member of the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers and has been appointed to serve as a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyer’s Association’s Publications Committee. Beth is also certified as a Domestic Relations Attorney Ad Litem and enjoys the opportunity to assist children in need of a legal voice.
As an attorney, Beth is committed to helping improve the lives of her clients and believes that each deserves her personal attention. Beth’s lasting commitment to serving others makes her a willing and courageous advocate and an asset to the Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan.