The Law Office of Dougherty & Associates
Owner/Attorney: Frank E. Dougherty, J.D., Ph.D., C.F.L.S., A.B.P.P.
Office Manager/Paralegal: Lisa Beguin
Ms. Beguin was born and raised in Northern California and is a 1991 paralegal graduate of Sawyer Business College, Santa Clara, CA. She started out her paralegal career working in the Bay Area in the Estate Planning/Trust/Probate field. Upon her relocation to the Sacramento County area in 2000, she made her move into the Family Law arena. Ms. Beguin is a founding member of Mr. Dougherty’s team when he opened his Family Law practice in 2004.
Paralegal: Margo Scott, J.D.
Ms. Scott has been in the field of family law since 1991. She is experienced in all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, support issues, step-parent adoptions and paternity actions. At Dougherty & Associates she has polished her skills in CPS cases as well. She is the most experienced professional in family law proceedings in the Sacramento region. She feels she is fortunate to meet clients from all walks of life in this profession who happen to need assistance navigating the waters of divorce. Divorce can be stressful; however, done the correct way, both parties come out on the other side stronger and ready for a new direction. She is a graduated from Sacramento State University with honors. She attended law school and graduated in the top five percent of her class at Lincoln Law School, while working full-time and raising several children as a single parent. Her favorite time of year is Christmas, even in the family law arena. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Sacramento Ballet and enjoys working out, yoga and shopping. She is a native of Sacramento but was raised bi-coastally.