Will beard graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from Cumberland School of Law. In 1973, Will, along with his brother, Randy Beard, formed Beard & Beard Attorneys, a partnership. His major areas of practice included automobile accidents, worker's compensation, social security disability claims, medical malpractice, products liability, and domestic law.
In his civil practice, Will has represented hundreds of individuals and families, resulting in millions of dollars in judgments, awards, and settlements.
Will is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Marshall County Bar Association, and the Alabama Association of Justice.