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David Carl Beyersdorf

Criminal defense Attorney at Sonora, CA

4.6   19 reviews

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Full service Criminal Defense of adults and Juveniles from all misdemeanors to serious and violent strike felonies.

    21 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    25%
    Automobile Accident, Truck Accident, Motorcycle Accident

    21 years, 100 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%

    21 years, 200 cases

  4. Sex crime
    10%

    21 years, 100 cases

  5. Violent crime
    10%

    21 years, 100 cases

  6. White collar crime
    5%

    21 years, 50 cases

Currently taking cases defending people who have been accused of crimes and people injured in accidents. Straight talk. No nonsense.

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Licensed for 21 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 09/07/2022
State WA
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact David

David C. Beyersdorf, Attorney
195 South Washington Street
Sonora, CA, 95370

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by Jen & Keary H. | July 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
110% Agree with so many others! An honest lawyer you can trust!
I read the other reviews & cannot agree more with all but one! David is a superb attorney. Years ago as a public defender he stuck with my husband on a case that went on for two years! My husband was charged with a co-defendant to whom he was giving a ride home as they lived near eachother. His car was unlawfully searched when the passenger lied about his probation status and the passenger (unknowingly to my husband) had drugs with him and he threw them in the backseat of the car! The case took two long years of going back to court over & over - the co-defendant kept not showing up. When he finally did all charges were dismissed against my husband, the other guy did some time as he should, but the fact that he stood by my husband for that long is the sign of not only a great attorney but a good person. A couple years later we were in need of his assistance again through no fault of our own (its a crazy long story but the charges were felonies! My husband wasn't the smartest kid when he was in his 20's & his priors (that were 20 yrs ago!!) were always why the DA seemed to want to push this case despite not having evidence - bc there literally wasn't any - except the statement of one person who - from the outset told my husband's mother that she thought he was stealing from her when he was helping her move! It was insane!). We immediately thought to look up David to see where he was now practicing. He was the only lawyer Id ever seen who would actually listen & not assume you were just guilty before being proven innocent. This was the first time I had the chance to interact with David, though I'd seen him in court many (too many times) He listens to you, is a genuinely nice man, understanding and he will stick with you & fight for you no matter what! He will believe in you and he is great at his job - our case was dismissed & the court apologized to my husband - which was HUGE for him. I highly recommend retaining his services esp if you want an attorney who will treat you with respect and he's also a very honest man! I cant say enough wonderful things about him! If we are ever in need of an attorney in the future. He's the ONLY attorney I would ever call!! Thank you David for being so good to us & fighting for us! We will never forget it & always appreciate it!!
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Posted by Thoris | May 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's anawesome down to earth guy
Dave has been fighting my case for two years. The district attorney was set on hanging me and would not budge. Right before trial the d.a. dismissed my case. Although she wants to refile, as I sit here right now I have nothing over my head and it feels good. No more harassment from the sheriff or the d.a... thank you Dave. I truely needed to remember what free was.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Thrown Out
Mr. Beyersdorf did a very good job and won my cases. I knew we would win. I can move on with my life now. Thank You.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Sonora
David did a great job getting my case dismissed despite the overzealous advocacy of the Tuolumne County District Attorney's Office. He's honest, professional and was up front about his legal fees. I highly recommend the legal services of Mr. David Beyersdorf. There are a ton of criminal defense attorneys in Sonora, but if you want the best and you want to win...call David, period.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work.
Thank you David for sticking with me and not giving up on my case. I know that it was your hard work that won the day. I'll recommend you to everyone.
Posted by Misty | May 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
i take back my initial remark
A couple of months ago I posted that Mr.Beyersdorf wasn't responding to mine or my boyfriends request to speak with him (my boyfriend is his incarcerated client). Since then I have spoken with him and so has my boyfriend and we are very happy with his work he has put a lot off time amd effort into our case and we couldn't be more happy. Thank you David Beyersdorf.
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Posted by Nancy | April 6, 2011
An Honest Lawyer....Who Knew?
I was injured in a car accident and used David's services. He explained the whole process and made sure I was comfortable with the settlement. It really seemed like he cared about me and my family. I'll go back to David if I need another lawyer in the future.
Posted by Cher | June 24, 2010
Kick Ass!
I got charged with a felony. Dave worked with the DA and the DA offered to reduce it to a misdemenor. Dave said not to plea and to let him keep fighting it. The day before the next hearing Dave called me and told me that the case was getting dismissed. I don't know what you did, dave but THANK YOU!!
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2010
Case Dismissed!
I got charged with domestic violence when my girlfriend lied to the police. Dave got the case dismissed. The public defender wanted me to plead guilty!
Response from David Beyersdorf June 4, 2010
Thanks for the comment. I am glad that I was able to get the positive result that you deserved!
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2009
Not afraid to go to trial
He defended me when the DA and public defender tried to force me into a deal. Dave was the only one who actually listened to my side, and we won.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2009
Thanks
Thanks for helping when no-one else would!
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2008
Client Review
Good with dealing with the DA. Gets the job done.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2008
Brent C. Woodward
David is a man of integrity, patience, and thoroughness. He is a mild-mannered man who always handles each client with respect but with a sharp, quick-thinking intellect that can forcefully and effectively advance the best evidence and arguments on his client's behalf.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2008
Good Attorney
I went to David's office for my car accident. They negotiated with my insurance company and the chiropractor so that my bills were cut. We settled my case, all bills were paid, and I walked away with cash for my pain and suffering. They only charge 25%. They do a good job.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2008
VERY honest and trustworthy
I only have this to say. David is a very friendly person and does not talk to you like you are lower then him. I never trusted lawyers before.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2008
Injury Case
I had David Beyersdorf take care of my injury claim from a car accident I was in last year. He was very honest. He made sure that everything was really clear for me. He has people in the office who speak my language Hmong. I was very happy with the settlement I received. His percentage is lower then other lawyers too.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2008
Client Review
I used Mr. Beyersdorf's services on a real estate matter. Everything went as he told me it should go. I am very happy with my experience.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don’t believe all the 5 star reviews!
Beyersdorf charged $6000 up front and left us believing he could possibly get charged dismissed. He did VERY little work for what he charged and ended up with a reduced plea but still rotten outcomes. He’s incredibly nice but I don’t think he put any real effort into the case and collected an outrageous sum for what he actually did. Very disappointed.
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Posted by Bernard | May 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Retainer Not Returned
I retained Mr Beyersdorf in March of 2019. The retainer amount was $2,100. In our county, if a case is not prosecuted in 365days, it is automatically dismissed. SMy case was dismissed, after a year, and snce my case was never prosecuted, the attorney did absolutely nothing to deserve even $1, not to mention $2,100. Yet and still, this attorney kept, and did not return my retainer. I'm 71 and living on a fixed income. The $2,100 is hugely important to me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • David C. Beyersdorf, Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ciummo & Associates
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Owner
  • THE BEYERSDORF LAW FIRM
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Partner/Attorney
  • LEE & BEYERSDORF, LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Solo Practitioner
  • The Beyersdorf Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Brunn & Flynn, A Professional Corporation
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Hal J. Geiersbach, P.S.C.
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Intern
  • Washington State Attorney General'sOffice
  • 2000 - 2000
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • People v. S.K.
  • Not Guilty by Jury Trial
  • People v. K.H.
  • Dismissed
  • People v. S.D.
  • Not Guilty by Jury Trial
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Associations

  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • 2016 Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2012 Clients Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Certificate of appreciation
  • Marjaree Mason Center for Battered Women
  • 2008
  • Certificate of appreciation
  • Fresno Police Activities League
  • 2007
  • Certificate of appreciation
  • Khmer Society of Fresno
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Senate
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Assembly
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tips For Handling The Personal Injury Case
  • Personal Injury - Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (46)
Given (162)
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. His professionalism, remarkable knowledge and vast experience place David among the top notch lawyers in his areas of practice. With utmost dedication and quick critical thinking, he has successfully resolved an impressive number of cases over the course of his career. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is vast in his knowledge of criminal defense"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyers credentials speak for itself. What are you waiting for? Hire him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an amazingly skilled criminal defense attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent criminal defense attorney, I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great guy! You are in good hands!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has years of experience, but is still excited and vivacious about the law and his clients. An intelligent and capable attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
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