Barbara R. Axelrod

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

The Beasley Firm, LLC
 | 1125 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 855-282-7548
Fax: 215-592-8360
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Native to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Barbara R. Axelrod represents people who have suffered a personal injury. As an attorney at The Beasley Firm, LLC, she handles cases at every level, from initial consultations through trials and appeals.

    In 1973, Ms. Axelrod graduated cum laude from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts. She then went to Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor in 1977.

    Involvement in legal organizations ensures Ms. Axelrod has access to tools and emerging tactics that benefit clients. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association. Putting these resources to good use, she establishes the foundation for clients’ cases, demonstrates their losses and illustrates how defendants played a role in the incident in question.

    One highlight from Ms. Axelrod’s impressive career involves a case in which she upheld a $24 million libel verdict on behalf of a former prosecutor. In another case, a client’s physician failed to diagnose his condition in a timely fashion. Ms. Axelrod successfully demonstrated that he should receive damages for a tumor that continued to grow and metastasize.

    For results like this, as well as her continued commitment to clients, Ms. Axelrod holds an Avvo “Excellent” rating, and she has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Ms. Axelrod practices before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Appellate
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

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    About Barbara Axelrod

    Admitted: 1977, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Pennsylvania Top 50 Women , 2016
    • Pennsylvania Top 100, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Philadelphia 
    • U.S. District Court
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Civil Jury Instructions Committee, Member
    • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Philadelphia Bar Association, Appellate Courts Committee, Former Chair
    • Pennsylvania
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Active member of Phila. VIP (Volunteers for the Indigent Program).


    • Mitzelfelt v. Kamrin
    • Sprague v. Walter
    • Zieber v. Bogert

    Educational Background:

    • Middlebury College, B.A., cum laude, 1973
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    Office Location for Barbara R. Axelrod

    1125 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Phone: 855-282-7548

    Fax: 215-592-8360

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    Last Updated: 12/30/2020

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