Theresa D. Beaton


As a Partner at Roberts Tate, Theresa Davis Beaton’s practice focuses on complex commercial and real property litigation in federal and state courts throughout Georgia.  Theresa represents corporations and individuals in matters involving breach of contract, business torts, estate and fiduciary litigation, director/officer liability, noncompetition covenants, fraud, insurance coverage, civil RICO, defamation, class actions, construction defects and delays, trespass, nuisance, land use, complex procedural issues, and electronic discovery.  She also assists clients with contract drafting and negotiation, business advising, and implementing best practices and litigation avoidance strategies.

Theresa received her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, 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.

After law school, Theresa was 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 at 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 and serves on the Southern District’s Local Rules Committee.  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 the current Co-Chair of Leadership Glynn is a graduate of the Leadership Glynn class of 2020.  She provides pro bono legal assistance as the Legal Liaison to the United Way of Coastal Georgia.  She is a deacon and active member of First Baptist Church of St. Simons Island, where she lives with her husband, Chip, and two daughters.