Samuel Bearman was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Emory University.
For nearly 15 years, Mr. Bearman has been involved with flood and hurricane claim litigation. In 1995, Mr. Bearman handled approximately 100 flood and windstorm cases due to the damage caused by Hurricane Opal. In the only case that went to trial, Mr. Bearman was offered $10,000 by the insurance company, his client authorized him to ask for $25,000, and the jury returned a verdict for the full policy limits in excess of $100,000. In addition, the insurance company was required to pay attorneys fees, interest and case expenses.
In 2004, after Hurricane Ivan struck, Mr. Bearman represented approximately 100 clients with total loss claims. These clients included homeowners, business owners, condominium associations and individual condominium owners.
Currently, Mr. Bearman is handling nearly 100 flood claims that resulted from Hurricane Ike in Texas.
Mr. Bearman has been a featured speaker on the topic of hurricane and insurance claims to members of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and the Florida Bar. He has been published in the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the Newsletter of Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association and in the Insurance Law Section of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of America.