H. Gerald Beaver

H. Gerald Beaver

  • White Collar Crime, Criminal Law, Personal Injury
  • North Carolina
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H. Gerald Beaver is one of North Carolina's best known and well-respected trial attorneys. He has been listed in "Best Lawyers in America" for more than two decades and as one of North Carolina’s Legal Elite by North Carolina Business Magazine since the inception of the directory. Since 2003, he has been selected for recognition in the publication North Carolina Super Lawyers, a listing of lawyers made up of 5% of North Carolina lawyers selected by peer review. He has been listed as an AV lawyer by Martindale Hubble Legal Directory for twenty-five years. Jerry has been involved in many of the region’s most interesting and eventful criminal cases including representation of Robert Fulton Kelly in the notorious “Little Rascals” prosecution which resulted in the dismissal of more than 100 separate charges of child sexual abuse. Today, his criminal practice is largely concentrated in representation of clients charged with serious felony offenses in both State and Federal Court, including white-collar prosecutions, wire fraud, bank fraud, Medicaid and Medicare fraud, sexual offenses, drug charges, and crimes of violence. For forty-three years, Gerald has participated in hundreds of personal injury, premises liability civil trials and settlements including his successful representation of Jackson “Rock” Pinckney, a Fort Bragg NC soldier against international film star Jean Claude Van Damme for personal injuries sustained during the filming of the motion picture “Cyborg,” a case featured on Court TV In the field of civil rights, he received the unanimous opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Graham v. Connor (1989), which established a nationwide standard for establishing 4th Amendment violations in police misconduct cases and also served as lead counsel in the precedent-setting Spell v. McDaniel (4th Cir., 1989), winning a $900,000 jury verdict in a police brutality action which still sets the national standard for establishing municipal li

Practice Areas
  • White Collar Crime
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
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Contact & Map
230 Green Street
Telephone: (910) 323-4600
Fax: (910) 323-3403
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