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Community Highlights: Meet Katharine Tremblay Beck of Tremblay Beck Law, APC

Today we’d like to introduce you to Katharine Tremblay Beck.

Hi Katharine, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My name is Katharine Tremblay Beck, I’m a partner at Tremblay Beck Law, and I was born and raised in San Diego by an incredible family of lawyers. As far back as I can remember, I listened to stories my father and uncle would share about their trials and work as attorneys. I found it fascinating, but never thought I’d become a lawyer.

In fact, I graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelors in Theater and began teaching high school English while pursuing an acting career on the side. I trained at the British American Drama Academy (BADA) for a summer in Oxford and even had a very short, amateur career acting in community theaters around San Diego County. 

After teaching for about three years and becoming the head of the English Department at age 26, I realized what I loved most about my job was helping students with research and discussing legal issues. This led me to enroll in law school and join the family ranks as an attorney, and now partner, at Tremblay Beck Law, APC. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I wouldn’t say smooth, but I’ll admit I’ve been very blessed to have such strong examples of attorneys in my family, with my father, uncle, and cousin all practicing law. While it was helpful to have their guidance and influence, it is a lot of work to break into this industry, especially as a woman. 

While there are always unique instances of sexism or double standards, I’ve never considered those struggles or hardships. The world is what it is and I believe in allowing my character and work to speak for itself.

I was also fortunate that my father started his own law practice and invited me to become a partner. Having a strong family support system has been vital as my husband and I work to grow our family and also our legal practice (my husband is the Office Manager at our firm). Each time one of our sons was born, the entire family and legal team at Tremblay Beck Law stepped up and kept the office running seamlessly while I stepped back to spend time with the newest member of our family.

As you know, we’re big fans of Tremblay Beck Law, APC. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
Tremblay Beck Law is a boutique law firm representing clients in a wide array of personal, business, and employment-related legal matters. We’re based in the Sorrento Valley area of San Diego and have over 100 years of combined experience in litigation. 

We have a team of seven attorneys, not all of them family: Donald P. Tremblay, Katharine Tremblay Beck, Dave Carothers (Of Counsel), Peter Schluederberg (Of Counsel), Robert Robinson (Of Counsel), Maurile Tremblay (Of Counsel), and John Dunn (Of Counsel). Our Office Manager and Paralegal is my husband, Eric Beck. 

We’ve won multimillion-dollar cases on behalf of plaintiffs, as well as successfully defended clients against legal claims. We have helped clients with everything from navigating everyday employment situations, like hiring and firing, insurance coverage, and updating Employee Handbooks, to working alongside the Casey Gerry firm to represent Tony Gywnn’s heirs in their case against U.S. Smokeless Tobacco. This was the only case U.S. Smokeless Tobacco ever settled, which was to the satisfaction of all parties.

Outside the courtroom, we believe in providing clients with a personal touch and giving them direct access to the attorneys working on their case. We often give clients our cell phone numbers, and I have personally returned calls in the evening and on the weekend, when necessary. 

At Tremblay Beck Law we represent our clients as ethically and efficiently, remaining cognizant of your time and money. We keep you informed of updates in the case, prepare you for what to expect financially and legally, and remain fully accessible during our work together.

What makes you happy?
I think I’m rather happy in general. I feel very fortunate to live near my family and be able to spend so much quality time with them. There’s nothing better than sitting around a big table with good food, good company, and good wine. 

One of my favorite things to do with my husband and kids is to go to Disneyland. We go several times a year and I love witnessing the true magic and joy through the eyes of our sons! When my husband and I get time to ourselves, we enjoy dressing up and attending Renaissance Faires, as well as attending local theater productions. I guess you could say, I never fully let go of my passion for the acting and theater industry. 

As for personal passions, I love playing volleyball, going horseback riding, and reading new books. If it were up to me, I’d read the Harry Potter series for about the 50th time, but being a member of two different book clubs helps me expand my literary horizons. 

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