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Beth Marks

Beth was born and raised in the Chicago area and graduated Magna Cum Laude from William Woods University in Fulton, MO with a B.S. in Equestrian Science. She worked as a professional in the equine industry training, riding, and showing hunter/jumper horses as well as teaching riding lessons and managing horse farms for several years before attending law school. She received her J.D. from Charlotte School of Law in 2011 where she was a recipient of the Bryant Park Scholarship, a member of the Order of the Crown honor society, a CALI award recipient, and graduated with Pro Bono Honors. Beth is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and Illinois and is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband Mike, spending time on Lake Wylie, and keeping up with her Chicago sports teams. She also remains active in the local equine community, judging and announcing at horse shows in North and South Carolina and has recently made a return to competitive riding.

Beth began working at Knipp Law in May of 2015 and she is the Managing Estate Planning Attorney for the firm.

J.D., Charlotte School of Law
B.S., Equestrian Science, William Woods University

Bar Admissions
North Carolina

Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Nikira M. LaFrance

Nikira was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She received her B.S. in History from Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC. While at Chowan, she played Volleyball and was a member of the Honors College. She was also inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Gamma Mu and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Societies. After graduating from college, she attended Charleston School of Law where she earned her a J.D., and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Nikira is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and South Carolina. She is also a member of the Cabarrus County Bar.

In her free time, Nikira enjoys spending time with her husband, Tyler, and their two children.

At Knipp Law Office, Nikira assists clients with Estate Planning and Estate Administration.

J.D., Charleston School of Law
B.S. History, Chowan University

Bar Admissions
North Carolina
South Carolina

Cabarrus County Bar Association