Bar Admissions and Education
Beth Louise Clause started her legal studies at Tampa College, where she graduated Cum Laude and received her Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies. From there she went on to study Business Administration at Warner Southern College in Lake Wales, Florida also graduating Cum Laude, and then obtained her Juris Doctorate and Masters degrees from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2001.
Practice Areas and Employment
Ms. Clause is currently practicing civil litigation and family law and has cases in Brevard, Seminole and Orange counties. Prior to living in Brevard County, Beth practiced in the field of family law and civil litigation in the Florida Keys and Orlando and has 19 years of experience in civil and commercial litigation in both the State Federal Courts. She spent 8 years as a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and had 4 years as a Certified Family Law Mediator.
Beth's legal experience started over 25 years ago when as a paralegal/legal assistant, Beth handled personal injury and foreclosure cases for over 7 years. Then became in-house counsel for Life Investment Funding Enterprises, Inc., where she managed the employment of outside counsel, pursued legal claims for in-house companies and reviewed and advised on regulatory and legal compliance issues. Shortly thereafter she opened her own private practice firm in 2003, where she handled mostly commercial litigation, securities, real estate, and construction cases. She handled mediations and arbitrations as well as litigation in both State and Federal Courts and was even featured on the cover of Gulf Coast Business Review in 2004. The article commended her on demonstrating integrity in a securities fraud investigation and federal case working closely with the SEC.
Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked as a law clerk at Ronald David & Associates in Boca Raton, Florida, and Bowman, George, Scheb, Toale & Robinson in Sarasota, Florida; performing research and drafting briefs, legal memoranda and supporting documents in commercial litigation and personal injury cases.
Associations and Affiliations
Ms. Clause professional associations include:
- The Florida Bar Association since 2001
- U.S. Middle District Court of Florida since 2001
- Certified Circuit Civil Mediator from 2010 through 2017
- American Arbitration Association Certification in Mortgage Foreclosure in 2010
- Dale Carnegie Leadership Training 2010
- Certified Family Law Mediator from 2013 to 2017
- Brevard County Bar Association 2018
- Brevard County Association of Women Lawyers 2019
- Vasser B. Carlton American Inn of Court 2019
Born in Dunedin, Florida Beth is a native Floridian and is naturally at home on the water, enjoying scuba diving and other outdoor adventures. She is an animal lover taking great pleasure in her own dogs, and she gets great satisfaction in working out.