Andrew M. Beal
Andrew “Drew” Beal is one of the managing partners of Buckley
Beal. For more than 25 years he has represented individuals and closely
held companies in state and federal courts throughout the Southeast and
in appellate courts in Georgia, Florida and in the U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. He specializes in handling
commercial claims including shareholder disputes, claims of professional
negligence and all disputes arising from the ownership of closely held
Drew began his career in 1986 as an associate with the firm of Robins,
Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, a national firm which specialized in large
scale property subrogation litigation, products liability and construction
related litigation. For most of his career he has maintained his own practice
or has been the main partner in a practice which specialized in business
litigation and the representation of individuals in litigation. He has
routinely handled a variety of claims for individuals involving: the denial
of benefits under policies of insurance and defined benefit plans, claims
arising from catastrophic injuries, and litigation arising from wills
and estate plans.
Drew graduated from Duke University and received his law degree from the
University of Georgia, School of Law where he was active in the Moot Court
Society and taught in the School of Business. Throughout his career, he
has been actively involved in the Atlanta Bar Association, holding positions
as a member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Judicial Selection
and Tenure Committee, and Chairman of the Committee for Continuing Legal
In 2006, he received the Atlanta Bar's Distinguished Service Award.
He has maintained an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, and was selected
as one of the Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine and by Atlanta Magazine
as a Super Lawyer since 2007. He has taught Intermediate Civil Litigation
as an adjunct professor at the Emory University School of Law for five years.
Drew, his wife and two children live in Atlanta, where he remains active
in Marist School where he attended and taught before law school. In addition,
he is active at Christ the King where they are parishioners.
Drew and Ed Buckley are lifelong friends and joined their individual firms
together in July 2015 to form Buckley Beal.