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David C. Beavans, Esq.

John Thomas Sylvester, Esq.

Lizel Del Rosario


David C. Beavans, Attorney

Attorney David C. Beavans is founder and managing attorney of The Law Offices of David C. Beavans, located in San Diego, California. He is dedicated to providing the best in legal representation, and delivering exceptional value to each and every client he serves.

Mr. Beavans received his BA from the University of California at Davis. In 1995, George Washington University awarded him both an MBA and a Masters in International Affairs. Mr. Beavans then spent several years with the US State Department overseeing small and medium business development in Central and Eastern Europe.

Pursuing his passion for justice and his drive for competition, Mr. Beavans returned to law school and graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. While at Thomas Jefferson, Mr. Beavans was asked to write an article on corporate privacy rights for the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Law Review Journal. Mr. Beavans was president of the award winning Alternative Dispute Resolution competition team, and is a founding member of the TJSL Sailing Club.

Mr. Beavans is currently an Adjunct Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, teaching Federal Civil Procedure.

Mr. Beavans is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Diego County Bar Association. He is licensed to practice before all California courts including the Supreme Court.

John Thomas Sylvester, Attorney

Mr. Sylvester practices in the areas of civil litigation and family law.

Mr. Sylvester received his B.A. in English Literature from San Francisco State University in 2011. While at S.F. State, Mr. Sylvester volunteered at the on campus Legal Resource Center, providing free legal information and referrals to students on campus.

Mr. Sylvester graduated magna cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2014. In 2012, Mr. Sylvester was invited to join the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Law Review. That year, he completed a Note for the Law Review examining the merits of lawsuits claiming that LegalZoom and other similar websites are engaging in the unauthorized practice of law. He earned the title of “Jefferson Fellow” for his academic success, as well as the CALI “Excellence for the Future Award” for his performance in California Pre-Trial Procedure.

Mr. Sylvester was instrumental in co-founding Thomas Jefferson’s first Family Law Self-Help Clinic. The clinic opened its doors in 2013, and provides low income individuals with a free 30-minute consult with volunteer attorneys and students. Additionally, he served as both President and Vice-President of Thomas Jefferson’s Family Law Society in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

In his free time, Mr. Sylvester enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and pets. He is an avid runner and recently completed his first half-marathon.

Mr. Sylvester is a member of the State Bar of California, San Diego County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is licensed to practice before all California courts including the Southern and Central Federal District Courts, and the California Supreme Court.

Lizel del Rosario, Legal Assistant

Lizel brings her six years of experience as a Legal Assistant to The Law Offices of David C. Beavans. Lizel has a passion for helping clients navigate some of the most difficult times with dignity and grace. She is well-versed in all stages of the litigation process, and is an excellent liaison between client and attorney.

A San Diego native, Lizel earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Legal Studies from San Diego State University.

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