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Jeffrey Beausay

Jeffrey Beausay

We handle serious injury and wrongful death cases resulting from medical malpractice, accidents, product liability, and professional malpractice.
Beausay & Nichols Law Firm
(3 Attorneys)

Injury and Accidents

7650 Rivers Edge Drive
Suite 150
Columbus, OH 43235

36 years



Why did you become an attorney?

Not until I became an attorney did I fully appreciate what a special privilege - and responsibility - it is to represent and speak for someone else in a courtroom. Having practiced now for more than 35 years, I understand the important role that fair and reasonable lawyers play in our judicial system. My "strengths" are the strong relationships I develop with my clients, and the analytical skill required to maximize the value of a case. A good lawyer not only knows the "law" in his or her practice area, but can use his or her skill set to convince the opposition to settle the case. Or, if a trial is required, then to convince a jury.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

There is no substitute for excellent training and experience. I was very fortunate to train under (and work with and against) some of the best trial attorneys in Ohio. For more than 35 years, I have handled hundreds of difficult and challenging cases with various fact patterns, usually involving serious injuries or wrongful death resulting from motor vehicle accidents, job-related incidents, dangerous products, or medical negligence / malpractice.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

It is more accurate to say that civil litigation chose me than I chose it. I have worked at personal injury / medical malpractice law firms since I graduated from law school in 1987. In my practice area, we work with the most accomplished professionals in medicine and other fields, in pursuit of claims for individuals who have faced the most challenging starts and circumstances.

What makes your law firm unique?

We have a talented group of trial attorneys at Beausay & Nichols Law Firm. Our backgrounds are diverse, and our experiences are varied, but we respect and enjoy working with each other, and we bring a lot of resources and experience to bear in representing our clients. Most of us have worked both sides of the aisle (for both plaintiffs and defendants), and this gives us a broad perspective and a unique sense of objectivity. We often "roundtable" our cases so that our clients are really getting the benefit of being represented by several experienced trial lawyers.

Describe your ideal client.

The ideal client is understanding, fair and practical, and does not have unreasonable expectations about the outcome of the case, or the time it takes to get there. The ideal client can see both sides of an argument (just as his/her attorney should), and therefore understands the strengths and weaknesses of the case. The ideal client understands that the lawyer does not control every aspect of the case, only certain aspects. The ideal client understands the dual role of the trial attorney as advisor and advocate. And the ideal client improves the chances of a favorable outcome by seeking and following the advice of his/her professional advisors.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

Daily exercise; walking; golf

Describe your charitable activities.

ASPCA and local shelters. We are a sponsor of Columbus Humane. Even small gestures are meaningful: "No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” ~ Edmund Burke (1729-1797), British Statesman (a quote displayed at the Columbus Zoo that struck me).

Injury and Accidents
  • Accidents
  • Dangerous Conditions
  • Dangerous Products
  • Intentional Injuries
  • Mass Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Premise Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts and Class Actions
  • Victims of Abuse
  • Work-related Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Malpractice by other professions
  • Malpractice by professionals-medical/legal
  • Medical Negligence
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Wrongful Death

University of Toledo College of Law
Juris Doctor (JD), 1987

Ohio State University
BA, 1984

Bar Association Membership

Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association


See History for Verdicts and Settlements

Court Admissions

All Ohio State and Federal Courts

Continuing Education

Current under Ohio Supreme Court requirements

Bar Admission Date


Supreme Court Number


Licensed In

Ohio (1987), #0039436

Significant Cases

I have tried and settled hundreds of cases. Below is a small sampling of some of the verdicts and settlements I have obtained for my clients:

$2.25 Million (Medical Malpractice; birth injury; cerebral palsy)

$525,000 Medical malpractice; wrongful death; delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer

$1.25 Million; Medical malpractice; wrongful death; negligent anesthesia care during routine knee operation

$1.5 Million; work-related injury; severe burns; failure to maintain safe workplace

$650,000: truck-automobile collision; multiple severe injuries

$400,000 Medical malpractice; delayed diagnosis of uterine cancer

$400,000 Medical malpractice; wrongful death; failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism

$750,000 Medical malpractice; brain injury; failure to diagnose subarachnoid hemorrhage

$1.25 Million; medical malpractice; loss of limb; failure to diagnose arterial occlusion

$1.25 Million: Medical Malpractice; failure to timely diagnose and treat glaucoma leading to visual loss

$2 Million: Failure to recognize and treat spinal epidural hematoma resulting in quadriplegia

Summary of Firm

We handle serious injury and wrongful death cases arising from:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice

Summary of Previous Employment

Beausay & Nichols Law Firm: 2018 - Present

Donahey, Defossez, and Beausay: 2001 - 2018

Roetzel & Andress: 2000 - 2001

Reminger & Reminger: 1996 - 2000

Lane, Alton & Horst: 1990 - 1996

Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn: 1988-1990

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Fees by Hourly Rate

All of our cases are handled on a contingent basis, and all case expenses are advanced, meaning there is no fee, and the client owes nothing unless there is a settlement or favorable verdict.


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