Marcos Beaton, Jr, the firm's founding member, has a decorated background as a trial lawyer and advocate. He has consistently been recognized by his peers, including recognition as a Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, recognition as a "Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers Magazine, recognition as a "Best Lawyers in South Florida" as published in the Wall Street Journal, recognition as a "Top 10 Attorneys in Florida" by SuperLawyers magazine in 2021.
Marcos doesn't just practice law as a trial lawyer and advocate -- he teaches it. Marcos has been an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law since 2011, where he co-teaches a trial intensive class with his former law partner, Roy Black. Marcos has also taught trial skills at the National Criminal Defense College, which runs perhaps the nations most prestigious and intensive trial skills programs for criminal defense lawyers. Marcos has also served as the President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -- Miami Chapter.
Marcos has dozens of jury trials and thousands of courtroom hours in both state and federal courts. He has handled complex criminal cases in both federal and state courts. His clients have included doctors, lawyers and successful business professionals. His cases have included misdemeanor cases where professional licenses are on the line all the way up to highly complex securities fraud cases, complex tax cases, racketeering cases, and even first degree murder. He has tried multi-week and multi-month cases in both federal and state court and has participated in many exhaustive, internal, pre-indictment and pre-arraignment investigations. Marcos has experience in matters involving highly regulated industries, and is able to assist clients in regulatory investigations. Marcos also has experience in university disciplinary proceedings, and is also able to assist clients in matters where university students face discipline over allegations of misconduct.