Jim Beasley Jr. is the managing member of The Beasley Firm, assuming that role after his mentor and father, Jim Beasley, Sr., passed away in 2004. Since that time, Jim has shaped the Firm to best meet the changing requirements and increasing demands that the new millennium has placed on law firms. As of 2016, the Firm is as strong, tight and focused as it has ever been, determined to litigate the toughest civil lawsuits. 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 professional malpractice, air crash litigation, libel, and business torts.
Jim’s results exceed $300 million in awards for his clients, in a variety of complex matters. Thus far in his career, Jim has been voted as one of the Best Lawyers in America, a top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2006, and one of the top 75 plaintiffs’ attorneys in the United States. He carries a 10 rating with Avvo and is one of the diminishing numbers of attorneys that would rather be on trial than pushing paper. As noted below, Jim has a particular expertise in aviation litigation as well as medical malpractice claims.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; M.D., 1994
University of Pennsylvania Law School; J.D., 1997
Temple University Beasley School of Law; LL.M. in Trial Advocacy (with honors), 2003
After graduating from Temple University with a major in the Honors molecular biology program, and a minor in history, Jim went to the University of Pennsylvania to study medicine, and in particular molecular genetics. However, growing up as the son of Jim Beasley, Sr. caused him to refocus his career, and to that end, he received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, in addition to the medical degree he received from PENN. Jim has a third graduate degree — a Masters in Trial Advocacy — graduating first in his class, with Honors, from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. He is a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine and frequently lectures on complex civil litigation.
Jim makes sure that the Firm continues to contribute to the community. To that end, Jim frequently has a number of pro bono clients, and in 2009 was an award winner for the Philadelphia Volunteer for the Indigent Program. The Firm also sponsors the Temple University Beasley School of Law’s LEAP (Law, Education, and Planning) program, which has high school students participate in “mock trial” programs across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This program has helped focus many local high school students to attend college and gives many their first introduction into the Law.
Jim is also an accomplished stunt pilot, with commercial and multi-engine instrument ratings, and is one of the few pilots in the world qualified to operate high-performance World War II fighter aircraft, such as the North American P-51 Mustang and the immortal Supermarine Spitfire. He is one of a dozen civilian pilots chosen by the U.S. Air Force to fly these classic fighters alongside today’s operational fighters at air shows around the world. Each summer you can watch Jim as one of the featured performers at 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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