Sherie Potts Beckman

Admissions

  • Texas

Education

University of Texas, JD, 1988

  • Order of the Barristers

University of Texas, BA, 1985

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A native of Houston, Texas, Sherie Beckman is an active trial lawyer who has handled a wide range of litigation and appeals throughout her career, including cases involving professional negligence, products liability, commercial litigation and securities, industrial accidents, premises liability, and oil and gas litigation.

Ms. Beckman has served as lead attorney in numerous cases successfully tried to verdict or settled, including cases involving medical and hospital negligence, catastrophic injury, and death.

Sherie has taught trial advocacy as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center and currently serves on the Law Advisory Board for the Public Policy and Law Center for Children at Risk.

Ms. Beckman has been included in the annual selection of Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers in Texas. She was also elected by her peers to the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Prior to joining Mithoff Law in 2000, Sherie practiced at Vinson & Elkins, and Mayor, Day, Caldwell & Keeton.

Ms. Beckman earned her JD and BA from the University of Texas at Austin where she was selected to the Order of the Barristers.

Representative Experience

Medical Malpractice
Lead attorney in numerous medical and hospital negligence cases tried to verdict, and successfully settled, involving personal injury, catastrophic injury, and death.

Beaumont Express

Securities Litigation
Securities trial team: currently handling multi-billion dollar securities litigation against a global corporation for alleged material misstatements artificially.

Explosions
Lead Attorney on explosion at a co-generation facility, resulting in the death of a father and husband, multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of clients.

Product Liability
Hurricane Rita Bus Fire: negligence and product liability litigation involving multiple tragic deaths of senior living facility members as the result of a bus fire during the Hurricane Rita evacuation.

Oil and Gas
Oil and Gas trial team: cases for both plaintiffs and defendants involving well and environmental contamination.

Wrongful Death
Co-lead trial counsel: case against apartment complex for death of college coed at the hands of maintenance personnel at complex.

Wrongful Death
Restaurant Fire Litigation: co-lead trial counsel in litigation involving catastrophic burn injuries to father and daughter when restaurant caught fire after construction project that was non-compliant with existing building codes. 

Representative Cases

Professional Affiliations

American Board of Trial Advocates

State Bar of Texas

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2017
  • Best Lawyers in Texas, 2012-2017
  • AV “Preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2001
  • Texas SuperLawyers, 2017