James R. “Jim” Beattie, a founding member of Beattie Padovano, LLC is currently Counsel to the Firm. He is a member of the bar associations of New Jersey and Bergen County having served on and chaired several committees such as Land Use, Banking, Professionalism in the Law and Public Image of Attorneys. He is also a member of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Beattie has been active in the community throughout his career. His involvement with Northern New Jersey business and civic associations includes his membership on the Board of Governors of Hackensack University Medical Center where he served on the Finance Committee. He also served as a Trustee of the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the New Jersey Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection. Mr. Beattie further served on the Board of Advisors of St. Joseph Regional High School.
He is an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey where he recently served as Chairman. Mr. Beattie has served as a Trustee of the Academic Decathlon of New Jersey, Bergen County Legal Aid and the Foundation For Free Enterprise where he served as Chairman. He was also on the Board of Directors of the Greater Montvale Business Association where he served as President and has served as President and Co-President of the Bergen Community College Foundation and the Tri-Boro Ambulance Corps. Over the decades, Mr. Beattie has received numerous honors including “Citizen of the Year” from the Greater Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce, March of Dimes “Man of the Year.” He was also “Man of the Year” of the Bergen County Bar Foundation Community Service.