John Bean
Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP

445 US Highway 6 East
Geneseo, IL 61254
TEL: (309) 944-2188

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About Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Geneseo, IL, our mission is to provide residents of Geneseo and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Geneseo and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About John Bean

John W. Bean joined James H. Nash and Robert N. Nash in the practice of law in 1980. He became a partner in 1983. His goal is to provide the very best estate planning services to his clients. He previously handled the firm’s workers compensation practice, in addition to work in basic estate planning and real estate.


Mr. Bean served as an Assistant Public Defender for the State of Indiana, and was responsible for post-convictions petitions from 17 counties in northern Indiana. He held a position as in-house counsel for Farmers National Bank in Geneseo, helping to establish a Trust Department. For five years, Mr. Bean served as an Assistant States Attorney, prosecuting in Henry County, Illinois. He is admitted to practice before all courts of Illinois, Indiana, and the U.S. Federal District Court.


John Bean received his Juris Doctor from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 1976. While attending law school, he was a member of the Federal Courts project. He completed his undergraduate studies at Augustana College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Mr. Bean is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Henry County Bar Association, of which he is a past president. He has served on the Boards of the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce and the Geneseo Family Counseling Service, and is a past president of the Maple City Band.


Mr. Bean enjoys spending time with his wife, Victoria, and three children, Jennifer, Mary, and Bill. He plays the trumpet and is an avid fisherman, taking pleasure in the outdoors. John is active in his church serving on the Finance Committee and house Payments Committee and Diocesan Annual Stewardship Appeals.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.