The Beasley Firm and its lead partner, James E. Beasley Jr., have been sued by former partner Keith S. Erbstein, who claims he was forced out of the firm and cheated out of his fair share of the firm’s value when he was ousted.

Erbstein — now a partner at Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller — claims in the suit that since the September 2004 death of firm founder James E. Beasley Sr., the firm has been run by Beasley’s son in a way that violates the rights of firm shareholders.