Founder and Partner
Jack graduated "with distinction" from the University of Michigan
with a degree in Political Science, also garnering undergrad credits in
Government from Harvard University. He earned his law degree from Northwestern
where he served on the Editorial Board of the Northwestern University
Law Review. While in law school Jack served an apprenticeship with Jim
Dooley, the "Father of Product Liability Law". Jack was recruited
for the United States Department of Justice Honors Program becoming a
Staff Attorney in the Frauds Section of the Civil Division. He fought
to recover taxpayer monies pursuant to the False Claims Act from federal
contractors who had defrauded our government. After serving in Washington
D.C., Jack was hired by the United States Attorney in Delaware. There
he prosecuted a variety of federal crimes including bank robbery, firearms
violations, counterfeiting, and mail fraud, eventually becoming the Director
of an FBI Strike Force prosecuting fraud in FHA/HUD programs. Following
his service with the U.S. Department of Justice, Jack worked in private
practice in Michigan and Colorado defending hospitals, physicians, and
insurance companies. The expertise he gained representing "the other
side" has proven to be a tremendous asset for his clients today.
Since 1983, Jack and Doug have worked in association with some of the best
and brightest lawyers in America, most recently
Geoffrey N. Fieger. Over the past fifteen-plus years, the attorneys at Beam & Raymond
Geoffrey N. Fieger have won verdicts and settlements for their clients totaling more than
a quarter billion dollars. While Jack has primarily devoted himself to
helping victims of obstetrical and neonatal malpractice, he has also represented
plaintiffs in other high profile personal injury cases including federal
civil rights cases and the Columbine High School Massacre.
When he is not lawyering, Jack spends most of his time with his best friend
Renee, who also happens to be his wife of 27 years. Since "retiring"
from his rec hockey playing days, his favorite hobby is writing books
and screenplays. Jack's first novel
Go Blue, is a homage to the Great Lakes. An action packed love story, it ranked
on best seller lists in Colorado and Michigan, but never went national
(because Oprah never called.) Jack's favorite charities include
Doctors Without Borders,
the Alliance for the Great Lakes and the
Nick & Esther Beam Scholarship for Michigan.
Renee know how very fortunate they are to have two healthy children.
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