Colin James Beisel is an associate with Youman & Caputo. A former U.S. Army prosecutor, Beisel is a Philadelphia catastrophic injury attorney that has recovered, or helped recover, numerous seven and eight-figure settlements and verdicts throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey that have helped his clients put their lives back together.
Beisel earned his undergraduate degree in political science, philosophy, and theology from John Carroll University in Cleveland, and thereafter earned his law degree from The University of Akron School of Law. While in law school, Beisel served as Assistant Editor of the Akron Law Review and was a member of the nationally-ranked Trial Team Honor Society. Since graduating law school, Beisel has focused his practice exclusively on representing people and their families in professional medical negligence, catastrophic injury, and sexual abuse cases.
In addition to his law practice with Youman & Caputo, Beisel serves as a Captain and Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. Most recently, he served as Deputy Chief of Military Justice and as a prosecutor for the 200th Military Police Command, a 14,000 Soldier command responsible for providing a full-range of military police support to large scale ground and detention operations across the world. As a first-chair prosecutor, Beisel tried cases involving Soldier misconduct, including sexual assault, domestic violence, harassment, and other military crimes. Beisel continues to serve as Army Special Victims Counsel, providing independent legal representation to survivors of sexual assault in all phases of the military justice system, from criminal investigation through court-martial. Beisel is a graduate of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School, Charlottesville, VA.
Beisel is also active in advancing the legal rights of LGBTQ+ people in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania. In 2016, Beisel was appointed as chair of the LGBT Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the oldest association of lawyers in the United States. Beisel led the committee for three years, while also serving as the liaison to the Diversity in the Profession Committee of the bar. In 2020, Beisel was on a team that represented a young transgender woman who had been sexually assaulted at a juvenile residential center, which led to one of the largest sexual abuse settlements for a transgender person in the history of Pennsylvania.
An advocate for patient safety, Beisel is regularly invited to speak at physician conferences, grand rounds, and medical schools to discuss issues of professional medical negligence, physician liability, and the civil justice system. Since 2018, Beisel has been recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, placing him in the 2.5 percent of all attorneys in Pennsylvania under the age of 40.
Beisel was raised in Northeast Ohio and now resides in Center City, Philadelphia.