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James W. Beasley, Jr. Named “LAWYER OF THE YEAR 2012”

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and metropolitan area holds this elite distinction. Lawyers honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on impressive voting averages received during an extensive peer-review assessment with thousands of leading lawyers. Receiving the designation reflects the high-level of respect a lawyer has earned for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

In addition to being named a “Lawyer of the Year,” Beasley is among an elite group of only 1,000 lawyers across the country to be ranked annually by Best Lawyers® in The Best Lawyers® in America since the first edition published in 1983. He currently is ranked as a “Best Lawyer” for banking & finance litigation, securities litigation, real estate litigation, mergers & acquisitions litigation and trust & estate litigation.

Jim Beasleyhas more than 40 years of litigation experience and is regularly recognized as one of the leading financial and business litigation lawyers in Florida. He has tried cases and argued appeals in state and federal courts throughout Florida and in other states. Early in his career, he represented clients in public and private offerings of securities, compliance by public companies with SEC reporting requirements, mergers and acquisitions, financings and other transactions. He has also served as general counsel to numerous public and private companies. He is the subject of a chapter in the book, “The Money Lawyers” by Joseph C. Gouden (2006).

In addition to his accolades in Best Lawyers®, Mr. Beasley has been ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for 30 consecutive years and is included in “Who’s Who in American Law.” He has also been ranked as a “Florida Super Lawyer,” one of the “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend, a “Top Lawyer” by South Florida Legal Guide and a “Top Lawyer” by Corporate Counsel magazine.


Beasley Kramer & Galardi, P.A. is a business and commercial litigation firm with extensive experience in a broad range of large, complex business and financial- related disputes. The firm’s attorneys are widely recognized as being among the premier lawyers in Florida in the areas of business and financial litigation, commercial litigation, corporate and partnership litigation, securities litigation, real estate litigation, healthcare business litigation, intellectual property litigation, trust and estate litigation and professional malpractice litigation. Beasley Kramer & Galardi provides representation in federal and state courts, at trial and on appeals and has extensive experience in AAA and other forms of arbitration.