Marcos Beaton, Jr., began his career as an attorney at the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office, perhaps one of the nation's most respected public defender offices, and the very same office where Roy Black began his career as a criminal trial lawyer. Like all Assistant Public Defenders, Mr. Beaton learned to handle large case loads, deal with a wide array of legal issues, and to try criminal cases. His experience included everything from the most basic misdemeanors to serious felonies.
Mr. Beaton joined BSKS in 2004 and was named a partner in 2011. Since joining the office, Mr. Beaton has focused on complex criminal cases in both federal and state courts. His clients have included doctors, lawyers and successful business professionals. The cases he has handled have included misdemeanor cases where professional licenses are on the line all the way up to highly complex securities fraud cases, complex tax cases, racketeering cases, and even first degree murder. He has tried multi-week and multi-month cases in both federal and state court and has participated in many exhaustive pre-indictment and pre-arraignment investigations.
He has earned a reputation for being a meticulous lawyer and outstanding trial advocate. In 2012, Mr. Beaton was among a group of 40 attorneys under 40 years old, named a "Top 40 Under 40" Outstanding Lawyer, by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mr. Beaton has also been recognized as a "Rising Star," by Florida Super Lawyers, a "Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer," by Florida Trend, and an "Up and Comer" by the South Florida Legal Guide.
In 2011, Roy Black invited Mr. Beaton to co-teach an advanced criminal evidence workshop at the University of Miami School of Law. He is now an adjunct professor at the law school and continues to teach the class with Mr. Black each fall semester.