Doneane Beckcom, JD, has 24 years of experience practicing law in state courts throughout Texas and federal courts throughout the United States. She has spent much of her career in criminal justice, as a prosecutor in state and federal courts and later as a defense attorney. Ms. Beckcom joined GMJ in 2014 as a consultant in the criminal justice division, assisting with assessments and reviews on various criminal justice consulting engagements. Ms. Beckcom is a life-time certified teacher, spending more than ten years in education in public school districts in southeast Texas. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership and is an Instructor in the Paralegal Studies Program at Lamar State College Port Arthur.