Ms. Beavan is a partner with the firm. Before entering the private practice of law, Ms. Beavan was a law clerk to the Honorable Edward B. Davis of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and a law clerk with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, in Washington, D.C.
Since entering private practice in 1986, Ms. Beavan's work has focused on pharmaceutical, product liability and professional malpractice defense. She defends her clients against claims of negligence, regulatory non-compliance, fraud, and alleged failures to adequately test, manufacture, design and warn about products and prescription drugs. Ms. Beavan represents manufacturers, hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers and companies in local, federal and multidistrict litigation. Her practice encompasses all phases of the litigation process, including pre-trial, trial and appellate representation.
Ms. Beavan's medical device and pharmaceutical work has focused on the representation of corporations and manufacturers in individual lawsuits, multidistrict suits, and class actions. Her responsibilities have included the defense of suits alleging autoimmune disease, heart damage, cancer, neurological deficits and other personal injuries as a result of exposure to silicone gel-filled breast implants, latex gloves, diet drugs, hormone therapy medications, thimerosal and other products and prescription medications. She has also counseled clients concerning alleged failures to comply with regulatory reporting and submission requirements.
Ms. Beavan's medical malpractice trial work has involved multiple areas of medicine, including cardiology, hematology, neurosurgery, general surgery, internal medicine, infectious diseases, pathology, obstetrics, gynecology, emergency medicine, radiology, neurology, psychiatry and family practice medicine.
As a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Ms. Beavan taught at the IADC Trial Academy and has been a guest lecturer before epidemiologists and biostatisticians on Daubert and the use of epidemiology in court.
|Partner||Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP||1993 - Present|
|Associate||Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP||1988 - 1992|
|Associate||Semmes, Bowen & Semmes||1986 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Association of Defense Counsel||Member||N/A|
|The Defense Research Institute||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.||Member||N/A|
|Maryland Society for Healthcare Risk Management||Member||N/A|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Bar Association of Baltimore City||Member||N/A|
|District of Columbia Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Georgetown University Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of Maryland||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) 47th Annual Meeting||Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery (VBAC): The Legal Perspective||2002|
|American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) 46th Annual Meeting||Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer: The Legal Perspective||2001|
|Principles & Practice of Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging||Legal Issues in MRI||1998|
|Moore v. Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories||The federal district court granted the client’s (defendant manufacturer’s) motion|
|Turner v. Forestvilla, Inc., et al.||Trial court granted client’s motion|