Theresa Davis Beaton is a Partner in the firm with extensive experience in civil litigation matters. Her practice focuses on complex business and real property litigation in federal and state courts throughout Georgia. Theresa represents corporations and individuals in a variety of litigation matters at both the trial and appellate court level, including those involving breach of contract, business torts, estate and fiduciary litigation, noncompetition covenants, fraud, real estate purchase agreements, director/officer liability, defamation, trespass, nuisance, land use, complex procedural issues, and electronic discovery. She also assists clients with contract drafting and negotiation, and advises businesses on best practices and litigation prevention strategies.
Theresa received her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2010, where she was the Editor in Chief of the Georgia Law Review and was selected as a member of the Order of the Coif. She received her undergraduate degree, with distinction, from the University of Virginia in 2006, where she double-majored in Government and French.
After law school, Theresa served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Lisa Godbey Wood in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia in Brunswick, Georgia. Theresa has also practiced in the business litigation groups of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Atlanta, Georgia, and Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin in Brunswick, Georgia.
Theresa has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2017. She has been a special invitee to the Court Advisory Committee of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia since 2019, serves on the Southern District’s Local Rules Committee, and is a Criminal Justice Act panel attorney for the Southern District. She was selected as a Barrister in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a graduate of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy.
Theresa is both a former Co-Chair and a graduate of Leadership Glynn. She is a deacon of First Baptist Church of St. Simons Island, where she lives with her husband, Chip, and two daughters.