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Brian Blakely Beckwith

Appeals Attorney at Palo Alto, CA

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  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 18 years
    California - CA 51 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Brian

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Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

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Location

Brian Blakely Beckwith
723 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA, 94301-2116

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Michael | December 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian Beckwith is an excellent appellate attorney
Brian has handled a few appellate matters for me. In all cases Brian has shown substantial general legal knowledge and experience and was readily able to conduct further research related to the specifics of my case; he had no problem finding the “on-point” case-law for my situation. Brian was able to explain the legal and practical issues and the pros and cons of each potential appellate strategy. He then asked for and carefully considered my input and incorporated my ideas and preferences whenever possible within the framework of his carefully planned and well implemented appeal. Also, unlike some other attorneys I have known, Brian always took my calls and/or returned my messages promptly, and his billing practices were very reasonable. In my opinion, if Brian takes your case and if a strategy exists by which you may prevail upon appeal, Brian will find it and will treat you well throughout the process.
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Posted by Tom | November 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Law office Beckwith
Brian is an excellent attorney. He listens to your situation and advises you of your best options. I have used the services of The Law Office Beckwith and found Brian to be very informative and competent. I had referred my Mother and Sister to The Law office of Brian Beckwith and both were very happy with the services Brian provided. Brian's fees were also very reasonable. I would definitely refer Brian to anyone that would be in need of his services. I would use the services of Brian Beckwith again if and when I needed them. Tom Velasco
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Posted by Wylmina Hettinga | October 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent SUCCESSFUL Appeals Attorney
Brian has successfully appealed two family law decisions made in the California Superior Court for me resulting in money returned to me well in excess of fees paid for the appeals. If you feel that you have a valid appeal, consult with this attorney.
Posted by Kemi | October 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Empowering
Mr Beckwith was a really big change from the previous two attorneys that worked on my case. He was available, reasonable with his rate, fair with his discussion of both parties as well as the extended participants in my case. He is a good person and that can't always be said about attorneys. He empowered me to feel like I could have my voice heard instead of patronizing me. He would send me the cases to read and learn from so I understood the basis on which he was building the argument. I felt good with him representing me like we were on the same page about just getting what was needed to make the children happy not about revenge or spite, which was consistent with my ideology. This helped reduce my anxiety. I have recommended him more than once to others, but I am really glad I am working with him.
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Posted by Janine Denetrius Velasquez | October 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Complicated Divorce Case
Brian Beckwith was constant, never wavering, and always up to the challenge! My divorce situation was extremely complicated and had many different facets that needed to be addressed. Brian was always available to me under any circumstances or situation; again this was an extremely complicated case and many issues needed to be addressed and talked through. Brian is an excellent Communicator and writes summaries beautifully; all of the legal documents between attorneys and for the court were always in on a timely manner if not before due dates. I feel that I was extremely lucky to have Brian as my attorney. I am very greatful to Brian and I would highly recommend him! Beckwith!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Brian Beckwith
  • 1982 - Present
  • Secretary and Member of Board of Directors
  • Abilities United
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Small, Wilson & Beckwith
  • 1975 - 1982

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Juan Vallejo Corona, 80 Cal.App.3d 684
  • Conviction affirmed
  • Greater Middleton Association v. Holmes Lumber Co. (1990) 222 Cal.App.3d 980
  • Enforcement of equitable servitudes to prevent commercial logging in Middleton Tract upheld.
  • Ghafur v. Bernstein (2005) 131 Cal.App.4th 1230
  • Court upheld dismissal of libel suit on ground that plaintiff was a "public official."
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Associations

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Appellate Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Served as appellate justice in practice argument by attorney with case pending before Supreme Court of California
  • Appellate Justice--Moot Court, California Constitution Center
  • 2015
  • Fitzpatrick Law Forums
  • Panel Member: Analyzing Tax Shelters for Year-End Planning
  • 1983
  • Fitzpatrick Law Forums
  • Panel Member: Legal Problems for Senior Citizens
  • 1983
  • Fitzpatrick Law Forums
  • Panel Member:Alcohol and the Road--Prevention & Remedy
  • 1983
  • Fitzpatrick Law Forums
  • Panel Member:My Differences Are Irreconcilable--Prelude to Divorce
  • 1983
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Brian
Appeals Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Beckwith for over 30 years to be a highly competent and ethical practitioner. I have worked on cases with Mr. Beckwith and saw his advice on legal matters many times over the years. I have discussed many of the appellate cases that is handled and know him to be extremely diligent and well prepared"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Beckwith for his excellent appellate work in family and civil law matters."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A few years ago, I opposed Mr. Beckwith in a high-conflict family law case involving multiple layers of complex legal issues. Mr. Beckwith is a seasoned and highly-respected advocate who represented his client in our court proceedings with great skill. In the end, thanks in large measure to this sound judgment and practical approach, the case settled in its entirety to the considerable benefit to both clients. Since then, he I have conferred informally on other cases. In those conversations, his opinions are consistently well measured against the facts and law of each case. I can recommend with confidence Mr. Beckwith's service as trial counsel, appellate counsel or consulting counsel in mediated cases."
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Brian Beckwith based on over twenty years of experience working with him or otherwise observing him earnestly handle appeal, civil rights, family law and estate matters."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian is a highly-skilled appellate attorney, who is not afraid to take challenging cases. His expertise, attention to detail, experience, and friendly personality make him great at what he does. I recommend Brian to anyone who needs an excellent appellate lawyer familiar with both California and Oregon laws."
Palo Alto Appeals Lawyer Brian Blakely Beckwith
Brian Blakely Beckwith
Appeals Attorney
Palo Alto, CA
Licensed for 51 years
Free Consultation