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				Laura
Civil defense trial lawyer

Laura Beasley

Member in Belleville

Laura Beasley is an effective litigation attorney successfully representing individuals, institutions, and corporate clients for 20 years. She has undertaken more than 45 jury trials in state and federal courts and has represented clients at all phases of litigation, from pre-suit assessment and negotiation to ADR, trial, and appellate level work.

Laura has earned the loyalty of her clients in the manufacturing, insurance, transportation, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. She also represents clients in employment and environmental matters.

When not in the office, Laura spends her time with her husband and is her children’s biggest fan. She also enjoys running, yoga, golf, and cooking for family and friends.

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • USDC, Southern District of Illinois
  • USDC, Northern District of Illinois
  • USDC, Central District of Illinois
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Austin Peay State University, B.S. Environmental Geography/Geology, 1996

Memberships & Activities

  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
    • Co-Vice Chair, Women of the ADTA Committee
    • CLE/Webinar Committee
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
    •  Board, State and Local Defense Organizations (SLDO)
  • East St. Louis Bar Association
    • Current Board Member
    • Past President (first woman President)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • President
    • Board, Diversity Committee
    • Member, Legislative Commitee
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
    • Current Board Member
    • Past President

Awards & Recognition

  • Illinois Law Bulletin Media Leading Lawyer, 2021
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2016-present
  • Chicago Magazine Top Attorneys in Illinois, 2016

Community Involvement

  • Belleville Cultural Enrichment Organization - Board Member
  • Belleville Historical Society - Treasurer
  • Gustave Koerner House - Board Member
  • St. Clair County Bar Association - Law Day Run Co-chair
  • The Heritage Society - Treasurer

Publications

  • Editor, Survey of Law, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (2017-present)

Presentations

  • Speaker: Trial Dockets and Settlement Conferences in Asbestos Litigation Hotspots: What to Know and How to Prepare, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (February 2021)
  • Moderator: Law Day Panel Discussion, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Law Day Forum (2017-2020)
  • Moderator: Diverse Thoughts on Diversity, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (October 2020)
  • Faculty: Trial Academy and Virtual Trial Tactics, Illinois Association of Defense Trail Counsel (October 2020)
  • Speaker: Let’s Be Blunt, What You Need to Know about the Legalization of Marijuana, Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce (September 2020)
  • Speaker: Let’s Be Blunt, What You Need to Know about the Legalization of Marijuana, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (April 2020)
  • Speaker: Basics of a Deposition, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Deposition Academy (October 2019)
  • Panelist: Bring the Law into the Courtroom, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Insurance Law Seminar

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