Carlos T. Bea

Hon. Carlos T. Bea
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Address: The James R. Browning Courthouse
95 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 355-8000
Web site:

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Circuit Judge, since October 1, 2003

Appointed 2003 by George W. Bush
Bar Admissions:
California, 1959
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1959
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1960
Stanford Law School, Stanford, California, 1958
Honors: Moot Court Board, 1957-1958, Stanford Moot Court Team, 1958

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1956
Honors: Pacific Coast Conference Honor Roll, 1956
Major: Political Science

Published Works:
The Nuts and Bolts or Rehabilitation, The Chronicle, National Association of Railroad Counsel, 1973

An Update on Rehabilitation, Ibid, 1974

Rehabilitation in Discovery and Trial -- Mitigating Damages, 17 for the Defense 73 (Defense Research Institute), June, 1976

Novel DUI Defense: Alcoholic Withdrawal Seizure, 8 Forum 26, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Nov./Dec., 1981

Enforce Your Settlement Without Waiving Claims Not Included and Becoming and Insurer, Forum of California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), p. 358, January, 1986

Inspection of Documents, Things and Places, Chapter 9, Civil Discovery Practice in California, University of California CEB, 1988

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Civil Trial Advocacy Seminar, Hastings College of Law, University of California San Francisco, 1979-1981 and 1984-1985

Civil Trial Advocacy Seminar, Stanford Law School, 1982 - 1983

University of California CEB Continuing Education Bar Seminars on Negligence and Evidence, University of California CEB 1975, 1979, 1980

Honors and Awards:
Voluntary Pro Bono Award, State Bar Board of Governors, 1989

Knights Cross, Isabel la Catolica, King Juan Carlos I of Spain, 1980

Knight Commanders Badge, Order of Civil Merit (Limited Number) King Juan Carlos I of Spain, 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Country of Spain, 1979 - 1993
Honorary Vice Counsel of Spain, San Francisco

Past Employment Positions:
Carlos Bea, A Law Corporation, President, 1975 - 1990

Dunne, Phelps & Mills, Attorneys San Francisco, Associate/Partner, 1959 - 1975

San Francisco Superior Court, California, Judge, 1990 - 2003

California, Private Practice, 1995 - 1990

Delta Tau Delta
Birth Information:
1934, San Sebastian, Spain

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