Christopher Beck Associate
Chris is an attorney in the firm’s Miami office. Originally from Pennsylvania, Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts in biology and society and his Minor in science and technology studies from Cornell University, where he was named to the Dean’s List for excellence in scholarship. Following his graduation, Chris moved to Australia before returning to the United States to attend law school at the University of Florida, where he was again named to the Dean’s List. An excellent oralist, Chris was one of four first-year students selected for the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and the highest scoring oralist.He was also selected for the UF Moot Court team, where he was awarded a Certificate for Academic Excellence, Achievements in Appellate Advocacy, and Service.
Chris won both of his Trial Practice competitions and his Appellate Advocacy competition, achieving two out of three perfect scores for oral argument. He was also a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the International Law Society, and the John Marshall Bar Association, and obtained two judicial internships for the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Chris also did a significant amount of volunteer work for indigent members of the community at a local legal services firm.Chris received his Juris Doctor and passed the Florida Bar exam in 2015. He is also admitted to federal practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
An aggressive litigator, Chris has spent his career defending complex multimillion-dollar cases in state and federal court. His diverse practice includes professional liability, general liability, insurance defense, admiralty defense, third-party property, personal injury, condominium law, contracts, auto negligence, marine negligence, premises liability, wrongful death, real estate litigation, corporate law, medical malpractice, trucking, federal transportation, products liability, intellectual property, construction defect, toxic torts, governmental defense, and subrogation. Chris has won numerous summary judgments and dismissals with prejudice and has saved his clients tens of millions of dollars in negotiated settlements.