Laurel Beeler

Magistrate Judge
United States District Court, Northern District of California

JUDGE LAUREL BEELER was appointed United States Magistrate Judge in 2010. She has presided over and settled hundreds of 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 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 “2012 Women Leaders in Law.” In 2015, she received the Barristers Choice Award from the Bar Association of San Francisco.