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Jim Beasley Jr. is managing member of the The Beasley Firm.  His role at the Firm is to be a potent courtroom advocate and a manager par excellence.

Jim, also a M.D., has worked on or tried some of the Firm’s largest cases. These include the only verdict obtained on behalf of victims of the September 11 world Trade Center attacks -- a $104 million verdict -- as well as the largest medical negligence verdicts in the history of the state.  This is in addition to the many other multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements he has obtained for his clients.  But his overriding focus is to ensure that all of his clients are treated equally, fairly, and with respect.  To that end, Jim also contributes much of his time to volunteer legal projects, and in 2009 was an award winner for the Philadelphia Volunteer for the Indigent Program.

Jim has both his medical degree and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Trial Advocacy from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. He is a fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine.

Like his father, Jim understands that the law is all about public safety, public welfare, and public policy. He has been a guest on television shows like Today and Good Morning, America and has been interviewed countless times for magazines, newspapers, and radio shows.

For seven years in a row, Jim has been named by his colleagues as one of Pennsylvania's "Super Lawyers.”  From 2006 through 2010, Jim was voted by his colleagues as a “top 100” lawyer in Pennsylvania.  Jim is also included in the "Best Lawyers in America."

Jim Jr. was the architect of The Beasley Firm's winning strategy in Vlazny v. Cavarocchi, a 2000 case involving a severely brain damaged baby. The result: the highest medical malpractice jury verdict in the history of the state, $100 million.  That same year, Jim and his father tried Gault v. Norwood, M.D. which resulted in a $55 million verdict on behalf of a brain injured little boy.

Under Jim's direction, The Beasley Firm continues to be the go-to destination for all aggrieved people, including lawyers, judges and even physicians pursuing libel, business tort or malpractice claims.

In July 2008, Jim Beasley Jr. and Dion Rassias won a $650,000 malpractice claim on behalf of a local medical professor against Dr. Terrence R. Malloy, a prominent Philadelphia urologist. The case involved an inflatable penile implant that wound up in the patient's bladder.

Like his father, Jim Jr. is also an accomplished pilot with commercial and multi-engine instrument ratings. He's one of a dozen civilian pilots licensed to fly alongside U.S. Air Force pilots at air shows around the world. Jim Jr. was one of the featured performers at the Aug. 20, 2008 Atlantic City Air Show -- "Thunder Over the Boardwalk" -- flying his P-51 Mustang over a record crowd of 700,000 spectators.


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Practice areas


  1. Brain Injury: 25%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  3. Birth Injury: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 15%
  5. Libel: 10%

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Contact info

The Beasley Firm

The Beasley Building
1125 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

The Beasley Firm

1949 Berlin Road
Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2016
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2014
Top 100 Philadelphia Area Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Top 100 Philadelphia Area Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers ListPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Top 100 Philadelphia Area Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
Top 100 Philadelphia Area Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2008
Top 100 Philadelphia Area Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2008
Top 100 Philadelphia Area Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2007
Top 100 Philadelphia Area Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2005
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2004
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Nation’s top 74 plaintiffs’ lawyersAMLAWN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Beasley Firm1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellowN/A
Litigation Counsel of AmericaCommittee MemberN/A
American College of Legal MedicineFellowN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Vlazny v. Cavarocchi$100 Million Jury Verdict
Gault v. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia$55 million verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Legal IntelligencerJury Awards $5 Million to Guard Crushed By Booth2006
Legal IntelligencerOn the Raise's Edge2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple UniversityTrial AdvocacyMA - Masters2003
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Temple UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Dispute Resolution Institute CLE11th Annual "Personal Injury Potpourri"2009