Bar Admissions and Education
Beth Louise Clause started her legal career 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 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 has most recently been practicing in the field of family law at Ayo & Iken, P.L.C. in Orlando, and has 18 years of experience in civil and commercial litigation in both the State Federal Courts. She has spent 8 years as a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and had 4 years involvement as a Certified Family Law Mediator.
She 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 managed mostly commercial litigation, securities, real estate, and construction matters. She handled mediations and arbitrations as well as litigation in both State and Federal Courts and was 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 she handled.
Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked as a law clerk and paralegal at Bowman, George, Scheb, Toale & Robinson in Sarasota; performing research and drafting briefs, legal memoranda, and supporting documents.
Associations and Affiliations
Ms. Clause professional associations include:
As a native Floridian, Ms. Clause is naturally at home on the water, enjoying scuba diving and other outdoors adventures. She is an animal lover taking great pleasure in her own dogs, and she gets great satisfaction in working out.