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Smith v. Republic of Iraq, et al.


Victory for 9/11 Victims

The firm won a $104 million verdict in 2003 on behalf of the families of victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. The verdict was directed against the Republic of Iraq, al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The case was tried before a Federal Judge in Manhattan.

The lawyers from The Beasley Firm  were the first to prove that the Republic of Iraq provided “material support or resources” to, and conspired with, Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network of terrorists. The Beasley Firm lawyers took a shrewd approach, focusing on only six defendants. They deployed expert witnesses in masterful fashion, with testimony powerful enough to convince a federal judge that a credible cause of action existed.

It was a case widely scoffed at by legal observers when it was first filed. No one thought The Beasley Firm lawyers could marshal sufficiently compelling evidence. Instead, with the assistance of former CIA director R. James Woolsey, and Laurie Mylroie, PH.D., as well as compelling satellite photos, statements of foreign ambassadors, and volumes of exhibits, Jim Beasley Sr. and Jim Beasley Jr. of the Firm have the world’s only 9-11 verdict. As of May, 2008, Iraq has been finally served and the Firm is working hard towards collecting this record judgment.