Hon. Laurel Beeler
United States Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler was appointed in 2010 to the Northern District of California. She has presided as a trial and settlement judge over hundreds of civil cases, including intellectual-property, employment, civil-rights, and commercial disputes. Before joining the court, 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. Judge Beeler is a member of the Ninth Circuit Conference Executive Committee, is one of four judges on the U.S. Department of Justice/Office of Defender Services Joint Electronic Technology Working Group, and chairs the Northern District's Criminal Practice Committee. Judge Beeler taught Civil Trial Practice at U.C. Berkeley School of Law and Criminal Procedure at U.C. Hastings College of the Law. She graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Law and received her A.B. with honors from Bowdoin College.