Shannon E. Beamer

Beamer Shannon
Shannon Beamer represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. She has been a member of trial teams in national products liability litigation involving several international pharmaceutical manufacturers. She has worked with attorneys from around the country to coordinate overall strategy and the day-to-day handling of individual cases. This includes preparing opening statements, closing arguments, and witness examinations; drafting dispositive motions and other motions in limine; and working with experts in toxicology, epidemiology, pathology, FDA regulations, endocrinology, nephrology, and urology.

Shannon also has experience with taking and defending depositions of both expert and fact witnesses, and with preparing expert witnesses and company employees for deposition and trial.

Shannon also represents companies in insurance coverage litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, breach of contract cases, and other commercial litigation matters.




  • J.D. magna cum laude University of Baltimore School of Law 2008
    • Heuisler Honor Society
    • Editor-in-chief, University of Baltimore Law Forum, 2007-2008
    • Staff Member, University of Baltimore Law Forum, 2006-2007
  • B.A. with honors Wake Forest University 2004
    • Maryland State Bar Association
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.


Personal Activities

Shannon is a 2013 graduate of the IADC Trial Academy at Stanford Law School. The IADC Trial Academy is an intensive, week-long program designed to develop defense trial advocacy skills.

Shannon has served as a pro bono attorney for the House of Ruth, an organization that provides representation to victims of domestic violence, in their applications for protective orders.

Shannon is active in the Drug and Medical Device section of the Defense Research Institute, and was chosen to serve on the steering committee for that section as one of the Young Lawyer Vice-Liaisons for the 2017-2018 term.