L. Anthony Beall

Mayor & City Council
Title: Council Member
Phone: 949-635-1800, ext. 6310

Professional Experience

Tony is a licensed attorney and has been practicing law in California for 25 years. As a real estate transactional attorney, he has developed an in-depth knowledge and special expertise in legal matters relating to public and private financing, as well as the real estate development and land-use planning process. Tony is an attorney with the international law firm of Troutman Peppper Hamilton Sanders LLP and has practiced law in some of the largest and most sophisticated private law firms in the State of California. He has also served as Chief Counsel for one of the largest providers of multifamily financing throughout the United States.



As a law school graduate and as a Political Science major, Tony developed a thorough understanding and respect for our governmental institutions and the manner in which they were designed to function for the benefit of all citizens. Tony has received diplomas from:

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctorate, 1987, Cum Laude
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, December 1983
  • Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, California
    • High School Diploma, 1979

Civic & Community Activities

  • City Council Member for Rancho Santa Margarita since 2004
    • Mayor in 2021, 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2007
    • Mayor Pro Tempore in 2020, 2015, 2010 and 2006
  • Planning Commissioner for Rancho Santa Margarita from 2000-2004
    • Chair in 2001 and Vice Chair in 2000
  • Tijeras Creek and Rancho Santa Margarita Little League
    • Manager and Coach for more than 30 teams since 1995
  • Member of San Francisco Solano Catholic Church
  • Founding Member of the Citizens for a Safe Rancho Santa Margarita since 1997

Personal Life

Tony is an Orange County native. He was born in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange on January 24, 1961 and grew up in Santa Ana. The Beall family has lived in Rancho Santa Margarita for over 30 years. Tony has been married to his wife Jennifer for 34 years. They have 4 children: Andrew, Amanda, Anthony, and Alex.

Tony’s personal interests include:

  • Local government and community service
  • Little league baseball
  • Music
  • Playing guitar and piano
  • Deep-sea fishing and boating


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