Robert Beardsley is an associate with the firm, practicing in the areas of medical malpractice, professional liability, personal injury, and municipal liability. His primary focus is defending doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in complex malpractice cases. He also represents providers who have been accused of unprofessional conduct by their respective state licensing boards including the Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board, the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners, the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners, and others.
As a former prosecutor, Mr. Beardsley is an experienced trial lawyer. He has completed over 35 trials to verdict, most of which were complex and often high-profile felony cases involving child or intimate partner abuse and homicide. Mr. Beardsley has successfully tried two first-degree murder cases to verdicts of guilt. He has significant experience developing and presenting complex medical testimony to lay jurors. He has been a featured speaker to several multi-disciplinary panels on the topics of felony domestic violence, strangulation, witness recantation, and trial advocacy. Mr. Beardsley occasionally serves as a special prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in complex criminal prosecutions.
While in law school, Mr. Beardsley completed a judicial externship clerking for the Honorable Thomas D. Ferraro in the United States District Court and was awarded the Law College Association Scholarship for academic merit.