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Attorney at Law
Author of "You and the Law"
After attending Loyola University School of Law, H. Dennis Beaver joined California's Kern County District Attorney's Office, where he established a Consumer Fraud section. He also became a highly visible presence on local television as legal affairs reporter. He is in the general practice of law and writes a syndicated newspaper column, "You and the Law," carried by a number of papers in Northern California.
Married 41 years to Anne, Beaver has a 39-year-old son and a young grandson. Beaver is fluent in Swedish and French, a language in which he can pass as a native speaker.
"I love law for the reason that I can help people resolve their problems, and my newspaper column reaches so many people in need of down-to-earth advice not colored by how much I am paid. I never charge readers for help," Beaver observes.
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