Beth Grossman earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, cum laude, from the Pennsylvania State University at Main Campus, University Park in 1990. She then attended and received her law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1993, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. While in law school, she served as a legal intern with both the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
In September 1993, Beth began her legal career as a full-time Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. She served in the Trial, Juvenile, Law, Investigations and Narcotics Divisions of the Office. Her experience includes trying hundreds of criminal cases; defending the District Attorney’s Office in employment and civil rights cases in federal court; and investigating and prosecuting municipal corruption. From February 2005 through January 2007, she was the Assistant Chief of the Municipal Court Unit and was responsible for training new prosecutors. Beginning in 2007, she became Chief of the Public Nuisance Task Force (“PNTF”). In this position, she and her staff worked with communities all over the city to address and abate public nuisance and quality of life issues, including residential and commercial drug properties, nuisance bars and littered and vacant lots.
In April 2015, she left the District Attorney’s Office to became Chief of Staff at the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections, where she oversaw the daily operations of the Department. She worked with the Commissioner and executive staff in implementing several significant initiatives including stricter demolition contractor licensing and permit regulations and improving technological innovations that allows the Department to identify imminently dangerous properties with greater efficiency and predictability.
From December 2016 through September 2017, Beth was of-counsel with the law firm of Nenner & Namerow, P.C., where she handled criminal defense and plaintiff civil matters.
In January 2017, Beth ran as a candidate for District Attorney of Philadelphia. Although unsuccessful, she remains proud of her candidacy, including receiving the endorsement from the Philadelphia Inquirer. Beth enjoyed meeting Philadelphians throughout the city while on the campaign trail. She remains committed to serving the citizens of Philadelphia.
In August 2018, Beth joined Jonathan M. Cohen, L.L.C.., where she represents plaintiffs in major medical malpractice and catastrophic accident cases.