John F. Beasley
Retired Partner

1100 Peachtree Street NE Suite 2800, Atlanta, GA USA 30309


Jack Beasley joined the firm as counsel in 1996 and became partner in 1998. With almost thirty years in the communications industry, he concentrates his practice on communications at the national and international level.

Before joining Southern Bell’s legal staff in 1967, Mr. Beasley practiced law in Atlanta and was an administrative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was appointed solicitor for Southern Bell in 1976. In 1983, he was named associate general counsel with BellSouth Corp. and in 1984 he was elected vice president and associate general counsel. In March 1991, he was named vice president and general counsel of BSE with the formation of BellSouth Enterprises.

Mr. Beasley is named as a 2008 Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the areas of Utilities, Civil Litigation Defense and Business Litigation by SuperLawyers magazine. He is also AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.


Emory University School of Law J.D.

Emory University School of Law LL.B.

Vanderbilt University B.A.


Georgia (1963)

Court Admissions

Georgia Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. Supreme Court

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