Lyndell Beard was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 5, 1970.
He graduated with a B.S. from the University of Central Arkansas in 1992, and earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1995. He is a member of The Missouri Bar and admitted to all Missouri Courts, U.S. District Court of the Western District of Missouri, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.