Richard Beckman, Attorney
Mr. Beckman, a native Hoosier, is a 1984 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where he majored in Political Science. Following his graduation, Mr. Beckman lived in and near Tokyo, Japan for one year, studying both the language and culture of that country. Mr. Beckman entered Hastings College of the Law in 1987, where he was a Member and Note Editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. After graduating Hastings in 1990, Mr. Beckman was admitted to the California Bar December 4, 1990. In 1991 Mr. Beckman joined the Law Offices of Steven Adair MacDonald, where he assumed responsibility for the firm's trial preparation and presentation, and in March 1999 formed the firm Mac Donald Beckman LLP. On April 1, 2003, Mr. Beckman and Jak S. Marquez, an experienced Landlord-Tenant law attorney, established BECKMAN MARQUEZ LLP. Mr. Beckman has tried bench and jury trials throughout the Bay Area and continues to focus on litigation and pretrial resolution of the firm's complex cases. He represents clients in a broad range of real estate-related disputes, including partition of co-ownership interests, purchase contract disputes, insurance coverage analysis and land use. Mr. Beckman also specializes in all aspects of landlord-tenant issues, representing landlords and tenants in residential and commercial matters. He has been a featured speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars, has acted as a private mediator (please see our Mediation Services page) and is a Judge Pro Tem for the San Francisco Superior Court. He is happily married and the proud father of two lovely daughters.
|Education:||University of California at Berkeley|
U.S. District Court Northern District of California 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit 1990
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