Couch and Beard Named Partner at Moorhead Law Group

Moorhead Law Group is pleased to announce that Matt Couch and Amelia Beard have been named Partner with the firm. “Matt and Amelia being named Partner recognizes their significant achievements with our firm,” says Steve Moorhead, Moorhead Law Group’s founder and managing partner. “They are not only excellent attorneys but also community leaders who exemplify the qualities our firm represents.”

Matt Couch practices in Moorhead Law Group’s litigation group in the Pensacola office. His practice areas include real estate and construction disputes, business litigation, and employment law. He also assists small business clients with a variety of matters, including employment issues as well as drafting and reviewing various corporate documents.

Matt earned his J.D., with honors, from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2011. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Sharon L. Blackburn on the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama. After his clerkship, Matt built and solidified his reputation as a skilled litigator at a large Birmingham law firm, where he represented local and national clients in a wide array of legal matters. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and Alabama.

Missing family, friends, and the Gulf Coast, Matt and his wife Mary Ann decided to move their growing family back home to Pensacola in 2019. Matt is dedicated to working tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for the clients he represents. His legal knowledge, tenacity, and engaging personality help him to effectively advocate for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. As an avid distance runner, Matt understands that hard work and persistence are necessary to achieve desired results. He applies that same approach to his legal practice.

Amelia Beard is the Managing Attorney of Moorhead Law Group’s Santa Rosa Beach, Florida office and a Partner with the firm. Her practice includes all aspects of real estate development, financing, closings, and disputes; probate and estate planning; business formation; and civil litigation.  Amelia’s favorite aspect of being an attorney is working with clients, counsels, and stakeholders to find creative, practical, and efficient resolutions.

Amelia is highly involved in the legal profession through service to the Florida Bar and local bar organizations. Currently, Amelia serves as Vice Chair of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee of The Florida Bar and Chair of the Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee of The Florida Bar. She is a fellow of the Florida Bar’s Wm. Reese Smith Leadership Academy, Class VII, and a member of the First Circuit Bench & Bar Professionalism Committee. Previously, she served two terms as President of the Walton County Bar Association.

Amelia moved to Walton County, Florida from Atlanta, Georgia after meeting her husband, a Green Beret formerly with the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and now with the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne). They have two sons, a dog named Huck, and no free time.

About Moorhead Law Group: Moorhead Law Group is a boutique firm serving the transactional and dispute resolution needs of businesses and individuals as trusted advisors with an unwavering commitment to excellence. It has locations in Pensacola and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The firm focuses on business litigation, community associations, real estate law, and trusts and estates. Its experienced attorneys serve clients throughout the region including Northwest Florida and South Alabama. Contact Moorhead Law at 850-202-8522 or visit for more information.