Shannon E. Beamer

Shannon Beamer
Shannon Beamer represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. Shannon 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’s experience includes taking and defending depositions of both expert and fact witnesses, and preparing expert witnesses and company employees for deposition and trial. 

In addition, Shannon 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

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association 
  • Member, Defense Research Institute — active in the Drug and Medical Device section, chosen to serve on the steering committee for that section as one of the Young Lawyer Vice-Liaisons, 2017 - 2018
  • Member, Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
  • Graduate, IADC Trial Academy, Stanford Law School — an intensive, week-long program designed to develop defense trial advocacy skills, 2013 


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Maryland, 2021


Pro Bono

  • Served as a pro bono attorney for the House of Ruth, an organization that provides representation for victims of domestic violence, in their applications for protective orders

Personal Activities