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Hon. Laurel  Beeler

Hon. Laurel Beeler

United States District Court, Northern District of California
Magistrate Judge
San Francisco , CA, USA


United States Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler was appointed in 2010. She has presided as a trial and settlement judge over hundreds of civil cases in many subject areas, including intellectual property, employment, civil rights, and business disputes.

Judge Beeler was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District, prosecuting complex white-collar cases with parallel civil components. She was the Office=s Professional Responsibility Officer and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Cecil F. Poole, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Civil Appeals Division Chief at the Ninth Circuit’s Office of Staff Attorneys. She trained as a mediator with the Northern District’s ADR Program, the Federal Judicial Center, and Harvard Law School.

Judge Beeler is a member of the Ninth Circuit Magistrate Judge Executive Board and the Ninth Circuit Criminal Case Committee and is one of four national judicial liaisons to the U.S. Department of Justice/Office of Defender Services Joint Electronic Technology Working Group. She chairs the Northern District=s Criminal Practice Committee and implemented the court’s reentry and diversion courts. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court.

Judge Beeler was President of the Federal Bar Association, co-chair of the Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit, a board member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and a member of the Ninth Circuit=s Jury Trial Improvement Committee. In 2006, Judge Beeler received the Northern District Judicial Conference=s Public Service Award. In 2012, she was named one of The Recorder=s A2012 Women Leaders in Law.@ In 2015, she received the Barristers Choice Award from the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Judge Beeler teaches civil trial practice at U.C. Berkeley School of Law and taught Criminal Procedure at U.C. Hastings College of the Law. She led rule-of-law projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Jordan, Ukraine, and Turkey.  

Judge Beeler graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Law, where she was Order of the Coif and an Articles Editor on the Washington Law Review. She received her A.B. with honors from Bowdoin College.

Hon. Laurel Beeler is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Overcoming Obstacles to Admissibility - California Trial Evidence 2016, Friday, October 28, 2016
Personal Jurisdiction, Venue, Standing Post-Spokeo and Issues of Remand/Removal: New Case Law and Trends in Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Litigation - Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action LItigation Strategies and Defenses 2018, Monday, January 29, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Overcoming Obstacles to Admissibility - Overcoming Obstacles to Admissibility, Friday, October 28, 2016
Personal Jurisdiction, Venue, Standing Post-Spokeo and Issues of Remand/Removal: New Case Law and Trends in Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Litigation - Personal Jurisdiction, Venue, Standing Post-Spokeo and Issues of Remand/Removal: New Case Law and Trends in Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Litigation, Monday, January 29, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Overcoming Obstacles to Admissibility - Overcoming Obstacles to Admissibility, Friday, October 28, 2016
Personal Jurisdiction, Venue, Standing Post-Spokeo and Issues of Remand/Removal: New Case Law and Trends in Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Litigation - Personal Jurisdiction, Venue, Standing Post-Spokeo and Issues of Remand/Removal: New Case Law and Trends in Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Litigation, Monday, January 29, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs California Trial Evidence 2016, Wednesday, November 02, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity Breach and TCPA Class Action LItigation Strategies and Defenses 2018, Friday, February 02, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Transcripts  Transcripts Personal Jurisdiction, Venue, Standing Post-Spokeo and Issues of Remand/Removal: New Case Law and Trends in Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Litigation - Personal Jurisdiction, Venue, Standing Post-Spokeo and Issues of Remand/Removal: New Case Law and Trends in Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Litigation, Monday, January 29, 2018
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