Kathleen F. Beers
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Kathleen F. Beers , based in the Atlantic City office, is Of Counsel in the firm’s Defense Litigation Practice Group. Kathleen is a seasoned attorney with a background in complex commercial litigation and appellate law as well as corporate law, real estate, and personal injury law. Kathleen has represented clients before the United State Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, and state appellate and supreme courts, presenting oral arguments and preparing briefs and/or petitions for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, Third Circuit, and New Jersey Appellate and Supreme Courts.
Kathleen successfully developed an appellate practice at her previous firm and as such was amicus counsel before the United States Supreme Court in the case of Bates v. Dow, 544 U.S. 431 (2005) which overturned years of Federal preemption of product liability cases. She was instrumental in obtaining some of the firm’s largest verdicts and settlements.
Kathleen has written many successful appellate briefs including a matter of first impression before the Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court in Weise v. Dedhia, 188 N.J. 587 (2006) which was also featured in the New Jersey Lawyer, and the amicus brief in McMahon v. New Jersey Manufacturers, 364 N.J. Super. 188 (App. Div. 2003)
Other successful appeals include Kapuzi v Gallo, 2017 WL 919571 (App. Div 2017); Indian Brand Farms, Inc v Novartis Crop Protection, 617 F.3d 207 (3d Cir. 2010); Maleki v. AGA, 407 N.J. Super. 123 (App. Div 2009); Mortellite v. Novartis, 460 F.3d 483 (3d Cir. 2006); Gonzalez v. Safe & Sound Security Corp., 185 N.J. 100 (2005); Salartash Surgical Associates v. DelRosario, 2007WL895688 (App Div. 2007); Bauer v. Nesbitt, 399 N.J. Super. 71 (App.Div. 2008); Byer v. Prudential Fox Roach, 2008 WL 4057801; Iwasko v. Diamond (CPM-L-1347-99); Interlocutory appeals granted : Risko v Thompson Muller Automotive Group, Inc. t/a Hammonton Chrysler Jeep Dodge.
Publications | Seminars | Associations
The Lawyers Log Book, Jury Views of Semis and Scenes
Lectured: New Jersey Association for Justice, NBI, and other educational organizations
Member, Atlantic County Bar Association
Member, American Association for Justice, New Jersey Chapter
Frequent lecturer for New Jersey Association for Justice, NBI and other continuing education organizations
Winner of the Client’s Choice Award, AVVO
Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Included on the Top 100 attorneys list, Association of American Trial Lawyers in Personal Injury Law in New Jersey
Education | Admissions
Kathleen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business from Rutgers University and her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University Law School – Camden. Kathleen is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the New Jersey Federal District Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Kathleen is a Certified Foreclosure Mediator and is designated as an arbitrator in Atlantic, Cumberland, and Gloucester counties.
Outside of the office, Kathleen supports and volunteers at her local animal shelter.