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Alicia Irene Dearn

Alicia Irene Dearn

Practice areas:

Lawsuits & Disputes, Business, Employment & Labor, Class Action, Election Campaigns & Political Law

About Me

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

Licensed since 2004

  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

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Brent James Pfeiffer

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Brent Pfeiffer Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • 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
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bellatrix PC

9475 Chesapeake Dr., Suite B
San Diego, CA, 92123

Bellatrix PC

165 N Meramec Ste 200
Clayton, MO, 63105




MOGood Standing, Active201201/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2015
Top Attorneys in San Diego Rising StarsLos Angeles Magazine2015
Legal Leaders in Labor and Employment LawCorporate Counsel2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
GraduateTrial Lawyers College2014
Pro Bono Wall of FameMissouri Bar2014
Woman of the YearNational Association of Professional Women2014
Legal Leaders in Labor & EmploymentAmerican Lawyer2014
Women Leaders in the LawAmerican Lawyer2014
Lead Counsel in Business LawThomson Reuters2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Lead Counsel in Business LawThomson Reuters2013
Top Attorney (Semi Finalist - Business Litigation)San Diego Daily Transcript2013
Top Attorneys In CaliforniaLegal Network2013
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
FINRAArbitrator2015 - Present
San Diego North County Bar AssociationMember2014 - 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 - Present
National Association of Professional WomenVIP Member2014 - Present
Libertarian National CommitteeCommittee Member for Ballot Access and Strategic Litigation2012 - Present
St. Louis County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember2012 - Present
Missouri BarMember2012 - Present
Rocket LawyerOn Call Attorney2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
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
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