The Hon. Paul Lloyd Beeman (Ret.) was a judge for the Solano County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Gray Davis in 2000. He retired from the bench in 2018.
Beeman graduated with his B.A. in political science from California State College at Hayward in 1968. After graduating from college, Beeman served as a law clerk in the U.S. Army, during which time he was stationed in Vietnam. After completing his military service, Beeman pursued his law degree, graduating with his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1973.
After law school, Beeman partnered with his father, William L. Beeman, at their law firm, Beeman and Beeman. During his twenty-seven years in private practice, Beeman specialized in personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and federal tort claims. He also served as an arbitrator and mediator for the Solano County Superior Court.
During his judicial career, Beeman served as a Supervising Civil Judge and was also an Assistant Presiding Judge, a Presiding Judge and a Supervising Judge for the Court. His assignments included presiding over the Juvenile, Criminal, Civil, and Appellate Divisions.
He has taught as an instructor for the Continuing Education of the Bar of California as well as for the Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, where he traveled to Uganda to teach mediation skills to local lawyers and judges.
He was a member of the California Judges Association, the Solano County Bar Association, the Lawyers in the Library (which he co-founded), and the Fighting Back Partnership.
His judicial committees included the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and the Court Executive Committee.
After he retired from the bench, Beeman joined ADR Services, Inc. as a neutral.