Teresa M. Beck

Partner

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  • E-Mail: tbeck@lgclawoffice.com
  • Phone:(619) 233-1150
  • Fax:(619) 233-6949
  • Address:
    550 West "C" Street, Suite 1400
    San Diego, CA 92101

Ms. Beck is an AV-Rated partner of the firm, practicing in California and Arizona, and is a founding partner of our Arizona office. A native Californian, Ms. Beck earned her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University before graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1990. Ms. Beck practices in the areas of employment law, general defense of a wide variety of civil litigation matters, and construction defect (representing developers and general contractors), and also devotes much of her practice to representing the wide variety of legal needs of clients in the non-profit and visitor/tourism industry including the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Central, Balboa Park Central, and many others, acting as outside in-house counsel.

Ms. Beck was named a Top Rated Lawyer of 2013 and 2014 by AmLaw and Martindale Hubbell in the areas of Litigation and Labor and Employment.  She has both litigated and supervised the litigation of hundreds of civil cases. Ms. Beck writes frequently on substantive matters relating to her practice for the American Bar Association (Section of Litigation), Defense Research Institute (Women in the Law Committee), and the Claims Litigation Management Alliance (member of various committees including Diversity, Construction, and Restaurant Retail & Hospitality).  She is also a frequent speaker on a wide range of legal matters including dispute resolution and various litigation topics.

She has been married to her husband, Stephen, for 25 years, and they have three children: Ryan (20), Madison (17), and Evan (16).

Education:

  • University of San Diego, School of Law (J.D.1990, Magna Cum Laude)
  • San Diego State University, San Diego (B.S. 1986)

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation, Construction, Employment, General Civil & Business, Insurance

Memberships:

  • Admitted to California Bar (1990), Admitted to Arizona Bar (2007), American Bar Association, National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (Board Member), San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego Defense Lawyers, Lawyers Club of San Diego, California Women Lawyers

Community Service:

  • In her spare time, Ms. Beck is involved in many organizations, focused primarily on the advancement of women in the workforce, as well as work/life management and diversity causes. These include serving as a Board Member of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations where she co-chairs the Special Projects and Programming Committee, and with the American Bar Association (co-chair of the Work/Life Management Sub-Committee of the Woman Advocate Committee (Section of Litigation) (currently working on a book with stories about work life management experiences of women attorneys); and the Women’s Rainmaking Committee, as well as a Board Member of the ABA’s Immigration Justice Project and Liaison to the ABA’s prestigious Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession.  Ms. Beck is a former Board Member of Lawyers Club of San Diego.  She still serves on the Professional Advancement Committee (which she co-cofounded with former Board Member Rupa Singh) and the Balance Committee, which she co-chaired for several years.  She is also involved with California Women Lawyers.  In addition, Ms. Beck is deeply committed to advancing diverse persons in the workforce and is co-chair of the events committee of the San Diego Diversity Council, where she recently spoke on a panel for the group’s Women in Leadership Conference. Ms. Beck was recently awarded Lawyers Club of San Diego’s prestigious Belva Lockwood Award in recognition of her work for the advancement of women in the profession.  See Ms. Beck’s LinkedIn profile for more details