James Beal

James Beal


James Beal
120 South Central Avenue, Suite 160
Saint Louis, MO 63105


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James Beal is a civil trial lawyer. Throughout his career, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters involving personal injury, products liability, professional malpractice, workers compensation, family law, insurance related matters, and general commercial litigation. James also has an active consumer protection practice, with an emphasis on protecting consumers’ rights under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) and state law controlling debt collection and practice.

James effectively represents his clients at trial, in mediation, and through skilled negotiation throughout Missouri and Illinois. He is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest degree of professional ethics and ability. He is also recognized by Super Lawyers® as a top-rated civil trial attorney.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2006
  • Illinois, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO
    • J.D. 2006
    • Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, Articles Editor
  • Loyola University, Chicago, IL
    • B.A. 2003, cum laude
    • Martin J. Svaglic Award for Excellence in Literary Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • National Consumer Law Center
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Volunteer Lawyers Program

Personal Injury Practice Area Links

car & truck accidentsmedical malpracticenegligent securitysewer back-up claimsworkers' compensation

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