Barbara Lang Betts

Title: Lawyer, Real Estate Agent, Rancher
Company: Hayes Law Firm
Location: Coronado, California, United States

Barbara Lang Betts, Lawyer, Real Estate Agent, and Rancher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in real estate law.

Ms. Betts has been of counsel with the Hayes Law Firm since 2004, and maintains her private practice in California with offices in Sacramento, San Diego, and formerly Oceanside. In addition to her legal career, she has been a secretary of International Production Associates Inc. since 1968, and was named to the Fullerton Union High School Wall of Fame in 1986. Ms. Betts was presented with a Block S. Award from Stanford University, as well as a Certificate of Appreciation from the California Supreme Court and the State Bar of California. She is a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert, and a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, featured in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.

A an alumna of Stanford University, Ms. Betts  was inspired by her father’s work ethic and advice to get the best education she could. She graduated with a BA, magna cum laude, and earned a LLB from Balboa University, now the Alliant International University. She was a partner of the firm of Roby F. Hayes and Barbara Lang Hayes from 1952 to 1960, and a city attorney of Carlsbad, CA from 1959 to 1963. At one point, she was the only female city attorney in Carlsbad. From 1964 to 1969, she was with the W.H. Lang Corp., and from 1970 to 1980 Ms. Betts held the title of vice president of Isle & Oceans Marinas Inc. She worked with Margaret M. McCabe, M.D., Inc. briefly, and was a member of the steering and development committee of Metro Air Park from 1989 to 2004. Ms. Betts was also very supportive in preparing legislature and arguments for her husband, the treasurer of California, who was awarded the Most Outstanding Financial Officer in U.S. and Canada in 1963.

Ms. Betts has been an active member of her civic and political community, and co-chaired the California Democratic State Central Committee from 1960 to 1962. She was a member of the city planning commissions of Carlsbad and San Diego, and in 1954 Ms. Betts became a candidate for the California State Assembly in the 77th Assembly District. She is also the author of “A Citizen Answers,” and has supported numerous professional societies, including the American Association of University Women, Daughters of the American Revolution, and The Heritage Foundation. As a high school student during World War II, she did her most rewarding work with the Red Cross, at a tannery, and raising her victory garden. Ms. Betts feels that being a woman has been an advantage, and advises young women not to expect special favors and to expect the same treatment as everyone else.

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