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W. Bearman has been practicing law for more than 20 years and has
helped a number clients achieve settlements in excess of $1-million
dollars each.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke
University in 1973 and from Emory Law School in 1976. During his years
of experience, Mr. Bearman has helped the family of a boy who wrongly
drowned in a swimming pool, a teen who suffered brain damage in an auto
accident, a woman whose doctor failed to inform her that her unborn
child suffered from a life-threatening genetic illness, a family whose
insurance company refused to pay for damages to their home, and
countless nursing home patients who suffered or died from maltreatment
and neglect.

He obtained money, and a measure of justice, for them all.

We relate these stories for a reason: Mr. Bearman sees his clients
as people who have been wronged, not as numbers. Unlike many large law
firms, his clients never get lost in the shuffle and deal with him
personally, not with some less-experienced associate.

Bearman is a member of the Florida Bar and can practice in any State
Court in Florida. He is admitted to practice in the Federal Court for
the Northern District of Florida and the Middle District of Florida. He
is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court and Eleventh
Circuit Court of Appeals.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 33%
    31 years
  2. Car Accident: 25%
    31 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 22%
    31 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    16 years
  5. Nursing Home Abuse: 10%
    16 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    I endorse Attorney Bearman. From his credentials Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community and striving for more and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos.


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Contact info

Law Office of Samuel W. Bearman LC
820 N 12th Ave
Pensacola, Florida, 325013303



FLMember in Good Standing197606/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Invitational RecognitionThe American Trial Lawyers Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Solo PractitionerSamuel Bearman Law Firm1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
ABATEMember2010 - Present
MADDSponsor2010 - Present
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersN/AN/A
Academy of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/AN/A
Five Flags Sertoma ClubN/AN/A
Pensacola Runners AssociationN/AN/A
Pensacola Junior College Booster ClubN/AN/A
Board member of local SynagogueN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Child Brain DamageSettlement for $900,000
Toddler Drowning1.5 Million Dollars
Pregnant woman$3.5 Million
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Publication nameTitleDate
Word Association PublishersYour Guide to Handling Flood Insurance Claims2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medical Law ConferenceRecent Medical Law Modifications2008