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Joseph L. Beavers


Joe Beavers' practice focuses on the representation of policyholders in insurance coverage litigation. He regularly advises clients regarding risk management issues, including the procurement and maintenance of insurance assets. He also conducts forensic insurance coverage investigations, reconstructing and analyzing historic insurance assets. Joe represents and advises policyholders regarding insurance coverage issues arising from environmental claims, lead-paint claims, mold claims, D&O claims, business interruption claims, and various other mass tort claims. 

Joe also represents clients in environmental and mass tort litigation involving multiple parties and multiple claims, including claims involving groundwater contamination and occupational exposures to asbestos, and other allegedly hazardous substances. He also defends manufacturers, retailers, and other businesses in a variety of litigation matters, maintaining an active caseload in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region defending negligence, products liability, and wrongful death claims.

Joe also represents clients in regulatory matters before the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

In addition to his law degree, Joe holds a master's degree in Public Management with a specialization in Environmental Policy.

Bar Admissions:
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions:
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland


University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.  2003, with Honors.

University of Maryland School of Public Affairs, M.P.M.  2003.

University of Maryland, B.A.  1998, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Associate Articles Editor, The Business Lawyer (2002-2003)

Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.

Maryland State Bar Association

Maryland Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition: Selected for inclusion in the area of Insurance Coverage, Environmental Litigation, General Litigation (2009-2012); Insurance Coverage (2013)

Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. ("RIMS"): Associate Member

The District of Columbia Bar

University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Board Member

"Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage for Regulatory / Adjudicative Proceedings," Miles & Stockbridge Manufacturing & Distribution Blog (Co-Author) (November 26, 2013).

“Insurance Coverage for Government Investigations: What Constitutes a “Claim?" The Defense Line (Co-Author) (Fall 2013).

"E-Discovery Sword May Not Be Sharp Enough," Law360 (Co-Author) (June 12, 2013).

"Business Interruption Along the Supply Chain: Emerging Risks and An Evolving Area of Insurance Coverage Law," Inside Counsel (Co-Author) (December 4, 2012).

"Evaluating Self-Insured Retentions For Products Claims," Law360 (Co-Author) (August 17, 2010).

“The Right To Reimbursement Of Defense Costs?” Law360 (Co-Author) (August 12, 2009).

"Insurance For Product Recalls: Manufacturers Beware," Law360 (December 9, 2008).

"Ensuring You’re Insuring in Contracts," Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) Baltimore Chapter, Baltimore, Maryland  (February 26, 2014).

"The Discovery of Electronically-Stored Information (“ESI”) in Insurance Coverage Litigation Toolbox Session," ABA TIPS: 22nd Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Program, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona  (February 20-22,2014).

"Who Owns eDiscovery? Insourcing versus Outsourcing," InsideCounsel, Webinar (Speaker) (April 4, 2013).

"Hidden Liabilities of Duty of Care," iJET Risk Report Webinar Series (Panelist) (March 27, 2013).

"Interpreting Coverage and Calculating and Proving Loss," Insurance Law 2013, National Business Institute, Baltimore, MD (March 21, 2013).

"E-Discovery and Its Impact on Insurance Coverage Issues," ABA TIPS: 21st Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Program, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ (February 14-16, 2013).

"D&O Coverage: Tailoring Coverage for the Risks that Matter to You" Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc., Chesapeake Chapter  (October 2010).

  • We are representing a chemical manufacturer in active litigation against its insurers concerning a contingent business interruption claim arising from an explosion at a natural gas production facility in Western Australia.  The case involves complex supply chain management issues and coverage under an international insurance program covering interrelated operations around the globe.

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