Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

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


  • 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

    Honors in English Literature


  • Maryland State Bar Association

    Defense Research Institute

    Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.

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Shannon E. Beamer


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.

Representative Matters

  • Served on multiple trial teams in nationwide litigation involving a diabetes drug. Part of a team of lawyers responsible for expert witness development and dispositive and expert-related briefing.
  • Assisted a team of lawyers responsible for expert witness development, the development of the company case, and preparation of company witnesses for deposition in areas involving drug safety and medical affairs in an MDL and consolidated state court litigation involving a hypertension drug.
  • Represented an international pharmaceutical and medical device company as local counsel – coordinating successful discovery and removal efforts for litigation involving pelvic surgical mesh products.
  • Represented an international pharmaceutical and medical device company against allegations that its hernia surgical mesh products led to injury, coordinating discovery and ultimately negotiating the dismissal of the case.
  • Worked with a team of Venable lawyers as counsel to a pharmaceutical manufacturer in litigation involving a drug for Parkinson's disease.
  • Served as second-chair trial counsel, on a pro bono basis, to local community church related to issues of will interpretation. Successfully represented local church in evidentiary hearing, including the handling of several fact witness examinations, which resulted in a court order ruling in favor of the church.


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.