Jill Lipman Beck

Patricia L. Dodge Jill Lipman Beck is a 2002 cum laude graduate of The George Washington University. She attended Duquesne University School of Law, where she 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. She graduated cum laude from Duquesne in 2006, receiving the Distinguished Student Award and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award.

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. In 2010, Jill accepted a position with the Honorable Christine Donohue of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, and remained a law clerk in her chambers following Justice Donohue’s election to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2015. In that role Jill drafted judicial decisions for the Justice’s review and consideration addressing issues of first impression in the Commonwealth, questions of statewide public importance, state and federal constitutional claims, and cases that resulted in a sentence of capital punishment. She also reviewed and made recommendations to the Justice regarding proposed changes to the various procedural rules promulgated by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Jill currently works as an attorney for Blank Rome in the litigation group.

Jill regularly volunteers for various community organizations as well as the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association and Foundation. She is a past recipient of CASA of Allegheny County’s Children’s Voice Award, the ACBA’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and the ACBF’s Presidential Merit Award and Outstanding Public Service Award. Jill presently serves as Secretary of the ACBF Board of Trustees, co-chairs the ACBF Loans and Scholarships Committee and is a member of the ACBF Grants Committee.