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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
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Beaver Courie Sternlicht Hearp & Broadfoot, PA, Attorneys at Law
Current
Education
East Carolina University
B.A.
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University of North Carolina School of Law
J.D.
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Awards
Best Lawyers in America in Criminal Law, White Collar Criminal Law, and Personal Injury
Best Lawyers
1993-2017
AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
1982-2016
North Carolina Legal Elite
Business North Carolina
2005-2016
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2006-2016
Top 100 NC Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
Current
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Cumberland County Bar Association
Member
Current
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North Carolina Associates for Justice
Member
Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Strategy for Establishing Monell Liability Against Local Governmental Entities in § 1983 Litigation
Effectively Dealing with “Trial by Ambush,” Combating Late Discovery in Criminal Cases
Trial Briefs Journal of the N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers
Prosecutorial Vindictiveness, Revisiting An Old Check on Overzealous Prosecution
The True Bill
Presumptive Testing for the Presence of Blood; Limiting the “Glow” of Misleading Expert Testimony
Trial Briefs Journal of the N. C. Academy of Trial Lawyers
Police Brutality, A Call to Arms
The Champion, Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Technicolor Trials, The Use of Gory Photographs in Homicide Prosecutions
The Champion, Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Police Misconduct, One North Carolina City’s Story
Trial Briefs, Journal of the N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers
Websites & Blogs
Website
H. Gerald Beaver's Website Profile
Website
Beaver Courie Sternlicht Hearp & Broadfoot, PA, Attorneys at Law Website
Blog
North Carolina Law Blog
Contact & Map
Beaver Courie Sternlicht Hearp & Broadfoot, PA, Attorneys at Law
Fayetteville Office
Cumberland County
230 Green Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Telephone: (910) 323-4600
Fax: (910) 323-3403
Beaver Courie Sternlicht Hearp & Broadfoot, PA, Attorneys at Law
Raeford Office
Hoke County
127 W Edinborough Ave
P.O. Box 688
Raeford, NC 28376
Telephone: (910) 875-3379
Fax: (910) 875-4030