Professor Beery joined the WMU-Cooley faculty in 2002 after working with the school as an adjunct professor. While a student, Beery won several Book Awards, as well as the West Scholastic Award for being ranked first in his class after the first year of law school. He continued his high academic achievement, winning the James Burns Memorial Award for graduating first in his class.
In private practice, Professor Beery handled civil matters involving constitutional issues, property, contracts, medical malpractice, and municipal and public school law. He also handled criminal cases and served as co-counsel for the defendant in a murder case. He specialized in appellate practice.
Before joining the WMU-Cooley faculty full time, Professor Beery was an associate with the firm of Thrun, Maatsch & Nordberg, P.C. Before that, he was a partner in the firm of Mahjoory, Mahjoory & Beery P.L.C. Before entering private practice, he served as a research attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals, 1998-1999.
Professor Beery has taught Introduction to Law, Research & Writing, Advanced Writing, Constitutional Law I & II, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Interviewing & Counseling.