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Alicia I. Dearn, an experienced San Diego employment lawyer is the founder of Bellatrix PC, a woman-owned law firm headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri and with offices in Southern California (San Diego and Riverside). Bellatrix PC handles lawsuits and business transactions and gives legal advice in business, employment, real estate, civil litigation and election law.

Ms. Dearn is an experienced trial lawyer and businesswoman. Acting as an outsourced general counsel for many of her clients, Dearn takes pride in being a part of their internal business teams. Her clients come from a diverse portfolio of industries: manufacturing, restaurants, political, retail, software and staffing organizations. Ms. Dearn also represents individuals in business and employment law disputes against companies or people who have grievously wronged them.


In 2012, Ms. Dearn served as General Counsel to Governor Gary Johnson’s Libertarian campaign for U.S. Presidency and it’s related non-profits and PACs. Notably, she successfully defended multiple legal challenges to Governor Johson’s placement on ballots. This earned Dearn a reputation as fearless as she single-handedly defeated some of the nation’s top-ranked election law attorneys in multiple eleventh-hour state electoral proceedings simultaneously.

With a lengthy resume in both federal and state courts, Ms. Dearn’s litigation practice is multi-jurisdictional, sophisticated and full-service handling trials, appeals, complex litigation matters, as well as class actions. Ms. Dearn has obtained seven-figure judgments and full defense verdicts for her clients. She regularly speaks, publishes and appears on radio to discuss law, women entrepreneurship, politics, labor and business.

Under Ms. Dearn’s leadership, everyone at Bellatrix PC cares about one thing: helping their clients succeed and protecting them when they do. That is why Bellatrix PC is Your Peace of Mind Advocates.




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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 35%
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Class Action: 10%
  5. Election Campaigns & Political Law: 5%



Hourly ($400/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Brent Pfeiffer Workers Compensation Attorney
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  • Fernando J Bernheim

    I endorse this lawyer. Alicia Dearn is an exceptional trial attorney. She is a relentless advocate for her clients in lawsuit and dispute representation in the area of business, employment law and other diverse areas of law.


    Fernando Bernheim Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Bellatrix PC

5405 Morehouse Dr., Suite 110
San Diego, CA, 92121

Bellatrix PC

165 N Meramec Ste 200
Clayton, MO, 63105



MOGood Standing, Active201201/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Lead Counsel in Business LawThomson Reuters2015
Legal Leaders in Labor and Employment LawCorporate Counsel2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top Attorneys in San Diego Rising StarsLos Angeles Magazine2015
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2015
Best Legal Blog - NomineeThe Expert Institute2015
Women Who Mean BusinessSan Diego Business Journal2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
GraduateTrial Lawyers College2014
Pro Bono Wall of FameMissouri Bar2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Lead Counsel in Business LawThomson Reuters2014
Women Leaders in the LawAmerican Lawyer2014
Legal Leaders in Labor & EmploymentAmerican Lawyer2014
Woman of the YearNational Association of Professional Women2014
Top Attorneys In CaliforniaLegal Network2013
Lead Counsel in Business LawThomson Reuters2013
Top Attorney (Semi Finalist - Business Litigation)San Diego Daily Transcript2013
Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Service AwardState Bar of California2008
Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Service AwardState Bar of California2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBellatrix PC2011 - Present
AttorneyDearn Law Group2008 - 2011
AssociatePaul Hastings Janofsky & Walker2006 - 2007
AssociatePillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Legal ZoomPanel Attorney2015 - Present
FINRAArbitrator2015 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2014 - Present
Association of Southern California Defense CounselMember2014 - Present
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeAlum2014 - Present
National Association Of Women Business OwnersMember2014 - 2015
National Association of Professional WomenPresident, Saint Louis Chapter2014 - Present
St. Louis County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember2012 - 2015
Missouri BarMember2012 - Present
Rocket LawyerOn Call Attorney2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2014
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2011
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Regional Chamber of CommerceSpotlight on Bellatrix PC2015
Self-Published White PaperHelp! I've Been Sued! Five Essential First Steps to Avoid Disaster2015
Supervisor BlogHow Supervisors Can Be HR Heroes2015
Self-Published White PaperAn Entrepreneur's Guide to Trademarks2015
Self-Published Five Article SeriesHow to Hire A Lawyer2015
Self-Published White PaperHow to Start A Business ... Legally2015
The Story ExchangeA Serial Entrepreneur Achieves Success with Her Law Firm2015
ABA GPSolo eReportWhat I Learned Sitting on a Jury2015
BBBBackground Checks and Aptitude Tests for New Hires2011
BBBHow California Employers Must Cut a Final Paycheck2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University Forum Lecture SeriesWhy Women Earn Less2015
HRMA Legal RoundtableAccommodating Women’s Health Issues: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, ADA Amendments, and Young v. UPS2015
Libertarian National ConventionOpening Presidential Debates to Third Parties2014
Legal Max ConferenceLaw Firm Leadership2014
Our America Initiative Strategy ConferenceLegal Issues for Libertarians and the Presidential Debate Commission2013
San Diego Polish Business Group MeetingEmployment Law Basics2011
Masters in Healthcare AdministrationEmployment Issues in the Healthcare Inudustry2011