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JOHN Patrick Beatty is the owner of John Beatty Law, PLLC in New York. He is repeatedly recognized as one of New York’s best trial attorneys. Beatty has been recognized every year since 2016 as having litigated some of New York and the nation’s largest settlements. Begun in earnest in 2019, John Beatty Law, PLLC has already been recognized for litigating one of New Yorkstate’slargestreportedpremisessettlements, one of New York’s largest motor vehicle crash settlements for an injured police officer, and one of the largest personal injury settlements in the U.S. for a child burned in a scalding incident. Beatty is a proud retired sergeant from the NYPD, where he was awarded dozens of recognitions for his work as an active officer and supervisor. He was also recognized as a Community Police Officer of the Year and was inducted in the NYPD Honor Legion for stopping an armed home invasion. While assigned to patrolling the gritty streets of Bushwick, in Brooklyn, Beatty was selected by the police commissioner as the NYPD’s sole scholar to attend Harvard University‘s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he earned a master’s degree in public administration. After graduating, Beatty returned to the NYPD and attended Fordham Law school at night, graduating with honors, all while riding horses in the Mounted Unit and supervising city attorneys with the NYPD during the day. While in law school, he was personally selected by Judge Joseph McLaughlin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as one of the judge’s three judicial interns. After law school, Beatty waived another police promotion and retired from the NYPD. Instead, he spent seven months traveling around the world, visiting 16 countries on five continents. By far the most special of these visits, he says, was a lengthy stay in Donegal with his extended family there. Upon his return to New York City, Beatty was hired by legendary trial attorney Tom Moore. Years later, after being named a partner at Moore’s firm, he left to begin his own personal injury firm. Beatty’s career successes have been published in the New York Law Journal, the New York Verdict Reporter and New York’s Top Verdicts. Over his career, he has helped to recover over $225 million for injured victims and their families. Beatty is widely sought after by other attorneys as trial counsel. He has extensive experience litigating serious burn injury cases and other catastrophic injury matters. A former board member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, he is also a proud former board member of the NYPD Emerald Society, where he is an original anchor supporter of the group’s annual McNeely golf outing. Beatty is also a member of the Brehon Law Society of New York. In addition to his aforementioned degrees, Beatty earned a BA from the City University of New York. His four grandparents emigrated from Co. Donegal – the towns of Dunlewey, Carrowmenagh, Gweedore and Moville. His grandfathers were sandhogs, and Beatty has litigated many construction labor law matters. When not practicing in his Manhattan office or in courts throughout New York, Beatty can be found at his farm in the hills of New England, where he lives in a restored 300-year-old house with his wife, three children, dozens of laying hens and a flock of fine fleeced Shetland sheep from Scotland.