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Korin Becraft

Korin M. Becraft

Firm Administrator

Korin began with Beeson, Tayer and Bodine as a Legal Secretary in February 2005 and worked with the Managing Partner for almost 15 years before she became the Firm Administrator in 2021 when her long-time predecessor, Terri Tully-Puryear, retired. She received her Bachelor’s degree from California State University, East Bay, in Liberal Studies, with a Mathematics Option, while working as a Legal Secretary in the Law Offices of Condie & Lee. Korin spent several years in Eugene, Oregon, working for Harrang Long Gary Rudnick, and returned to the Bay Area with her family and began her tenure at Beeson Tayer & Bodine.

Korin splits her time between the Oakland and Sacramento offices each week, and manages all non-attorney staff. She is responsible for the business side of the firm including finance and accounting, human resources, facilities and marketing. Outside the office, Korin enjoys spending time with friends & family, playing softball, waterskiing, and relaxing with her dog, Spock.


Shannon Smalls

Shannon Smalls

IT Manager

Shannon started with Beeson, Tayer & Bodine in December of 2015, and has worked in the  IT field for over 20 years, 10 of which have been with law firms.  Prior to becoming the IT Manager for Beeson Tayer & Bodine, she has worked for JMBM LLP, Reed Smith LLP, the United States Government, and The Trust for Public Land, just to name a few places.  Shannon has quite an extensive background in the Information Technology field.

Shannon splits her time between the Oakland and Sacramento offices each week, and handles all IT related issues.  She is responsible for the IT department, and the IT needs of both offices.  Outside the office, Shannon volunteers with the Senior Outreach Program through Meals on Wheels, and spends time with family and friends.  She loves to cook, keep up on current events, and travel.