J. Peirce Beach

J. Peirce Beach

Greenville, Mississippi

J. Peirce Beach was born and raised in Natchez, MS. Peirce graduated high school in 1991, graduated Copiah-Lincoln Community College, graduated with a double bachelor's in Biology and Chemistry from Delta State University, graduated with a Master's of Biology from Delta State University and after several years of working returned to school and earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Peirce has worked many jobs since his graduation from high school. Peirce worked as; the student maintenance worker at Co-Lin, warehouse man/stock clerk/delivery/sales at Natchez Electric and Supply Company, a Millwright for ME Mason Construction, a Bioassessment technician, Organic Chemistry Laboratory Assistant, Graduate Assistant, Organic Research Chemist, doorman at a bar, high school Spanish teacher, I Can Learn Math Lab Facilitator and Human Anatomy and Physiology Instructor at Mississippi Delta Community College, Adjunct Professor of Human Anatomy and Physiology at Delta State University and currently Associate Attorney at Dyer, Dyer, Jones and Daniels. Peirce is also a Life Member of the NRA and a member of the Sierra Club. Peirce is also a Certified Volunteer Firefighter with the Sunflower Volunteer Fire Department, and member of the Sunflower County Search and Rescue.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI / DWI
  • Family Law
  • Social Security -- Disability
  • Wills

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Guardian Ad Litem, State of Mississippi, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2013


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 2013
  • Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi
    • Master's of Science - 2001
    • Major: Biology (graduated with 4.0 but DSU does not graduate with Honors for graduate students)
  • Natchez High School, Natchez, Mississippi
    • Graduated with diploma - 1991
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Natchez, Mississippi
    • Associate of Arts - 1995
  • Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi
    • Bachelors of Science - 1998
    • Major: Biology
  • Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi
    • Bachelors of Science - 1998
    • Major: Chemistry
    • Minor: Physics and Spanish

Published Works

  • Different Food Sources Affect the Gustatory Response of Anaphes lole, an Egg Parasitold of lygus spp., Journal of Chemical Ecology, 29(5), 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar, 2013 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Mississippi Association of Justice, Member since November 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • Delta State University, Cleveland, MS, Adjunct Professor of Biology, Taught Human Anatomy and Physiology lecture/lab, I and II, January 2009 to July 2010; Summer 2009 & 2010
  • Mississippi Delta Community College, Moorhead, MS, Adjunct Professor of Biology; Taught Human Anatomy and Physiology lecture/lab, I and IL, August 2004 to May 2008
  • Mississippi Delta Community College, Moorhead, MS, I Can Learn Math Lab Facilitator, August 2005 to May 2010
  • Saint Joseph High School, Greenville, MS, Spanish Teacher, August 2004 till May 2005
  • PYCO Industries, Greenwood, MS, Lab Tech / Solvent Plant Operator, June 2002 to July 2004
  • Delta Christian School, Teacher, February to May 2002
  • USDA-ARS SIMRU, Biological Science Technician, June, 2000 to December, 2001
  • Hayes and Associates, Rapid Bioassesment Technician, worked per job, 1998-1999
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Delta State University, Cleveland MS, 38733. Supervisor Dr. G.E. Williams Department Chair, Graduate Assistant/ Head Graduate Assistant, August 1998 to May 2000
  • Department of Organic Chemistry University of Mississippi, University Mississippi, 38677 Supervisor Dr. J.C. Greever, Assistant Organic Research Chemist, Summers of 1996 and 1997
  • M.E. Mason Contractors, Titan Tire company in Natchez Ms, Millwright
  • Natchez Electric and Supply Co., Warehouse man, stock room man, deliveryman, shipping and receiving clerk, counter sales, industrial electrician's assistant and building maintenance
  • The Cellar (a currently closed bar in Natchez, MS)
  • Lifeguard

Pro Bono Activities

  • While a student, participated in the Pro Bono Initiative at the University of Mississippi Law School, 2011 - 2012