Attorney Colin J. Beisel
Attorney Colin J. Beisel

Colin J. Beisel


Colin James Beisel is an associate with Youman & Caputo. A former active-duty U.S. Army prosecutor, Beisel is a Philadelphia catastrophic injury attorney who has recovered, or helped recover, numerous seven and eight-figure settlements and verdicts that have helped his clients put their lives back together.

Over the years, Beisel has represented people and their families in some of the most significant, high-impact personal injury cases across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 2023, Beisel obtained a $4.75 million jury verdict in federal court on behalf of a young man who was rendered paraplegic after being negligently shot in the neck. In 2022, Beisel received one of the largest medical malpractice judgments in Scranton, Pennsylvania, resulting in a $1.25 million award for his client. 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. In 2019, in a premises liability action, Beisel helped recover a significant eight-figure settlement on behalf of a young quadriplegic client.

In addition to his law practice with Youman & Caputo, Beisel continues to serve as a Captain and Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps. He currently serves as a first-chair prosecutor for a medical command in Dallas and Salt Lake City, where he tries cases involving sexual assault, domestic violence, fraternization, and other military crimes. Prior to this assignment, Beisel served as Deputy Chief of Military Justice for a 14,000 Soldier command responsible for providing military police support to large scale ground and detention operations across the world.

Beisel is also active in the Philadelphia Bar and the medical-legal community. 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, and led the committee for three years. Additionally, Beisel served on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia LGBT Bar Association. 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. In recognition of his law practice, since 2018, Beisel has been named 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. In 2023, the Philadelphia Business Journal named Beisel a “Best of the Bar” honoree – one of only two attorneys to receive this honor in the plaintiff’s personal injury category

Beisel earned his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University, 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 law review and was a member of the nationally ranked Trial Team Honor Society. Beisel is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School, Charlottesville, VA.

Beisel was raised in Northeast Ohio and now resides in Center City, Philadelphia.