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Tuolumne County Superior Court SuperiorCandidate for Judge, Office 2

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David Carl Beyersdorf

6,268 votes (31.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure equal access to Justice for all.
  • To protect the rights of court litigants and the rights of the public in general.
  • To make full use of legislatively authorized diversion programs and use treatment programs as an alternative to incarceration when appropriate.



Profession:Attorney in private practice
Attorney, Self (2016–current)
Attorney, Richard Ciummo and Associates (2012–2016)
Attorney, The Beyersdorf Law Firm (2008–2011)
Attorney, Lee & Beyersdorf, LLP (2006–2008)
Attorney, The Beyersdorf Law Firm (2005–2006)


Seattle University Juris Doctor, Law (2001)
University of Washington, Seattle Bachelor of arts, Social Science (1997)

Community Activities

Volunteer Coach, Sonora High School Mock Trial Competition (2019–2020)
Volunteer, Marjaree Mason Center for Battered Women (2007–2008)
Volunteer, Fresno Police Activities League (2007–2007)


Hello. My name is David Beyersdorf, and I am running for Tuolumne County Superior Court Judge.

As an attorney for the past 18 years, I have worked hard to build a reputation as someone who can be trusted to diligently represent his clients while always maintaining civility and respect for the other participants in court proceedings.  I have made myself available to other attorneys in the community to help them when needed and to offer advice when requested.

As for experience, I have represented clients in criminal law matters, civil suits, real estate, workers compensation, Landlord & Tenant issues, bankruptcy, family law, and formation of business entities. I have appeared in court at least a dozen counties in California and others in Washington State. I have tried cases ranging from gang homicides to divorce and child custody and have been awarded the honor of "Top 100 Trial Attorneys" by the National Trial Lawyers Association multiple times.  

I worked my way through college as a wildland firefighter and later as a welder in a manufacturing plant. I received my undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from the University of Washington in Seattle, and I went to Law School at Seattle University School of Law. I was first licensed to practice law in the State of Washington in 2001. I worked for the Washington State Attorney General's office, and then for a general pratice law firm near Seattle. While many of my contemporaries from lawschool were still deciding what they wanted to do with their law degrees, I began trying cases almost immediately. 

In 2004, I received my license to practice law in California,  and my wife and I moved our family back  shortly thereafter. When we returned to California, I opened my general practice law office in Fresno where I practiced for several years. In 2011 I secured a position that allowed me to move my family back to Sonora, and in November of 2016 I left that position and opened my law practice in Sonora.

The practice of Law has been good to me, and I have made it a point to give back to my community whenever possible. Through Central California Legal Services, I volunteered to represent battered women in court proceedings and to assist critically ill patients in preparing their wills. While in Fresno county, I was a volunteer for the Fresno Police Activities League where we worked with underprivileged kids to provide them with healthy activities and a place to go other than the streets. More recently, I have had the privilege to work with students at Sonora High School in the Mock Trial program and have offered my services to Resiliance Villiage to help set up a Law clinic to service the needs of our homeless population.  

I am a Tuolumne County native. I was born in Sonora and attended Jamestown Elementary School and Sonora High School. My wife and I live in Soulsbyville with our two kids. Tuolumne County is our home, and I am committed to keeping it Fair and Honest.

The Election is March 3, 2020. Cast your vote and do your part too!

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Mercedes Tune
  • Linda DuTemple
  • Paolo Maffei

Individuals (11)

  • Sally K. Chenault, Attorney
  • Hallie Gorman Campbell, Attorney
  • Mary Anne Schmidt
  • Dee Keshner
  • Pat Cervelli, LCSW
  • Toni Wagner
  • BZ Smith
  • Carolyn Woodall, Attorney
  • Elaine Hagen
  • Marv Keshner
  • Penny Ablin, MD

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