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Carl A. Beckstedt III

Partner
Phone: (340) 719-8086, ext. 201
Fax: (800) 886-6831

Carl began litigating in 1989 as a Wisconsin student practitioner through a select internship with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, Felony Division. After law school, Carl was associated with a boutique litigation firm in Milwaukee where he obtained national media attention in various state and federal matters, including a civil law suit involving Major League Baseball Player Gary Sheffield. In 1998, Carl joined one of the largest civil defense litigation firms in the Virgin Islands where he became one of the lead trial counsel and the managing partner. In 2012, he opened Beckstedt & Associates, a defense-oriented firm of trial lawyers.

Carl is a certified mediator and has held various positions with the Virgin Islands Bar including past Secretary, member of the Committee on Client Protection and past Chair of the Technology Committee. He regularly provides pro bono legal services to both individuals and organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, the Virgin Islands Board of Realtors and the St. Croix Yacht Club.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1990
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, 1990
  • Superior and District Courts of the United States Virgin Islands, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2000

Education

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D. 1990)
  • Marquette University (B.A. 1987)

Professional Associations

  • United States Virgin Islands Bar Association
  • Certified Mediator for the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Presentations

  • 2015 VI Supreme Court CLE Ethics School, “Getting Paid & Safeguarding Property”
  • 2010 VIBA CLE Seminar, “Arbitration — The Defense Perspective”

Reported Cases

  • Wilson v. HOVIC, 2017 V.I. LEXIS 135 (V.I. Super. Ct. August 23, 2017)
  • Samuel v. United, 64 V.I. 152 (2016)
  • Benjamin v. Coral World VI, Inc., 2014 V.I. LEXIS 35 (V.I. Super. Ct. June 12, 2014)
  • Holbert v. Dunn, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2885 (D.V.I. 2014)
  • Davis v. People, 2014 V.I. Supreme LEXIS 40 (2014)
  • Bertrand v. Cordiner Enters., 2013 V.I. LEXIS 67 (V.I. Super. Ct. Nov. 15, 2013), Appeal Docketed,S.Ct.Civ. # 2013-0130 (V.I. Nov. 21, 2013)
  • Vanderwall v. Marriott Ownership Resorts et al., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117764 (D.V.I. 2013)
  • Thomas v. People, 60 V.I. 688 (2012)
  • Defoe v. Phillip, 702 F.3d 735 (3d Cir. 2012)
  • Bright v. United Corporation, 50 V.I. 215 (2008)
  • Williams v. United Corporation, 50 V.I. 191 (2008)
  • St. Rose v. HOVENSA, LLC, 46 V.I. 151 (VI. Super. Ct. 2005)
  • Baptiste v. HOVENSA, LLC, 47 V.I. 348 (VI. Super. Ct. 2005)
  • Gass v. Virgin Islands Telephone Corp., 311 F.3d 237 (3d Cir. 2002)
  • Stafford v. Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp., 133 F. Supp. 2d 384 (D.V.I. App.Div. 2001)