Elizabeth Beyer became managing partner at Tuck Law Group in 2021. She and her family have lived and served in Bastrop County for more than 25 years, after moving from her hometown of San Antonio. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and she returned to San Antonio to complete law school at St. Mary’s University.
Elizabeth has worked with Joe Grady Tuck since 2018 after several years of practice in Austin. In law school she served as a managing editor and published law review author at St. Mary’s, where she was also on the Dean’s list and received the Pro Bono Service award. She currently serves as a Special Commissioner for condemnation proceedings in Bastrop County.
She is married to Brad Bernhard and together they have three children.
Joe Grady Tuck is a 7th generation Bastrop County resident, who served 2 terms as the elected District Attorney of the 6 county 216th Judicial District of Texas. At the time of his election in 1972 at the age of 26, Joe Grady was the youngest elected prosecutor in the country, and the State's only Republican DA. Prior to his election, he worked on the staff of the state Republican Parties of both Texas and Colorado. Thereafter he was appointed to a post in the Nixon Administration in Washington, D.C., before working for Republican Congressman Bill Archer of Houston, Chair of the Ways and Means Committee. Joe was co-founder of Cable Advertising Systems, Inc. that initiated the sale of local advertising on cable networks, and took that company public. He was also the correspondent co-founder of the Bank of Kerrville. In Bastrop, he served on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs and the non-profit Upstart Inc. that televised city meetings and promoted regional cultural arts on local Channel 10. Active in local politics, he is co-founder of the Development Customer Advisor Committee that meets regularly with Bastrop City Manager, Sylvia Carrillo, and serves on the Governmental Affairs committee of the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce.
Joe Grady has also taught Criminal Law at Schreiner University in Kerrville, and Employment Law at the graduate school of Chapman University, in California. Joe was a founding member of the Cedar Creek Rotary Club and is a current member of the Rotary Club of Bastrop County. He serves on the board of trustees of both the Bastrop Opera House and the Bastrop County Historical Society.
Chris Kirby and his family have called Bastrop County home for more than 15 years. Licensed to practice for over 20 years, for the past decade Chris has focused on assisting small business owners, professionals, and their families to achieve their goals and protect their assets.
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas. He is a life member of the Order of the Barristers and a member of the State Bar of Texas where he served on its statewide Law Practice Management Committee. Chris currently serves on the board of the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce. Most notably, Chris is a sought-after attorney coach. By recent count he has worked with well over 3000 professionals in 38 states. As a result of working with such a large and diverse client base, Chris possesses a rare depth of experience and perspective that he brings to bear for his clients.
Jesse Shoemaker was raised in Pflugerville, Texas, and became a resident of Bastrop County in 2018. After completing his primary education, Jesse wished to pursue his athletic goals while simultaneously obtaining an Ivy League education, so he went to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. During the four years at Penn, Jesse competed in NCAA Division I Track & Field (pole vault) in addition to making the Dean’s List on numerous occasions. After receiving his Bachelors of Arts degree in 2005, Mr. Shoemaker began his legal education at the California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA. Mr. Shoemaker excelled academically, making the Dean’s List on numerous occasions and graduating early with a Juris Doctor degree. After being licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas in 2010, Mr. Shoemaker started his own practice in his hometown, Pflugerville. In 2018 he moved his practice to Bastrop, where he and his wife, Stephanie, enjoy ranch life with their 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 cows, 3 ducks, 4 horses and 12 chickens.