The Attorneys

David R. Beck, Attorney

David R. Beck

David has been practicing in Santa Cruz since 1986. He has handled hundreds of cases and dozens of trials in over a dozen counties throughout the State of California. He practices primarily in the areas of real estate litigation, business litigation, general civil litigation and trust and estate litigation.

David has a common sense approach that comes from diverse experience outside of the law. He worked in distribution, manufacturing and industrial sales before practicing law. And as an owner of rental properties and a partner in partnerships for 35 years, he understands first-hand the sorts of issues that arise for business people, owners of real estate, and people associated with each other in legal entities.

David will put you at ease with his Midwestern manner. He explains the legal options and the pros and cons of those options in an understandable way. Communication is key. He is accessible and always returns your phone calls promptly or tells you when he will. He welcomes the opportunity to
meet you and assist with your legal matter.

  • B.S. – 1978 University of Minnesota
  • J.D. – 1986 University San Francisco
  • Admitted to the California Bar
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for Northern California
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for Central California
  • Admitted to the California Appellate Court
  • Admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Minnesota Bar
  • Past President of Santa Cruz County Bar Association
  • Past Board Member Lawyer Referral Service of Santa Cruz County
  • Volunteer with Santa Cruz County High School Mock Trial Program

“I love my job. I always work hard to think ahead, strategize, and use tactics that work. It’s challenging and especially rewarding when we are successful.” —David Beck

Pamela C. Mathiessen, attorney

Pamela C. Mathiesen

Pamela has more than19 years of experience in successfully representing clients in the areas of real estate law, business law, trust and estate litigation, and general civil litigation. Prior to that Pamela had over 13 years in litigation support for Santa Cruz trial attorneys. Throughout the years, Pamela has both negotiated settlements for her clients as well as tried cases to verdict in both bench and jury trials. In addition to her litigation work, Pamela counsels individuals and businesses in entity formation and dissolution.

Pamela knows a clear understanding of her clients’ needs and goals forms the basis for strong representation of her clients’ interests. She strongly advocates for her clients with an eye toward achieving the best possible outcome for them.

Pamela is active in the central coast communities. She serves in leadership positions on numerous non-profit boards as well as volunteers and supports a variety of community programs.

  • B.A. – 1981 San Jose State University
  • J.D. – 1987 Monterey College of Law
  • Admitted to the California Bar and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • President Elect Santa Cruz County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President of Santa Cruz County Bar Association
  • Past Board Member Lawyer Referral Service of Santa Cruz County
  • Volunteer with Santa Cruz County High School Mock Trial Program
  • Member Women Lawyers of Santa Cruz County
  • Board Member Siena House
  • Volunteer with Santa Cruz County Trial Lawyers Elementary Law Program
  • Volunteer with Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau
  • Member California State Bar Business Law Section
  • Member California State Bar Real Property Law Section

“I’m a problem solver. I want my clients to understand what’s possible. Working together, we can achieve the best possible outcome in their favor.” —Pamela Mathiesen

Call Beck & Mathiesen for an appointment: 831-429-0181