Beatrice Skye Resendes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

The Watkins Firm, APC
 | 9915 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92131
Phone: 858-535-1511
Fax: 619-535-1581
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Beatrice Skye Resendes is an attorney at the Watkins Firm, located in San Diego, California. An accomplished civil litigator, she provides advice and counsel to businesses throughout the area in a variety of matters. A large portion of her practice is in labor and employment matters, and in this regard, Ms. Resendes represents businesses in related disputes. She has extensive experience in defending employers in cases involving the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage and hour actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, wrongful termination, sexual harassment allegations, and discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. In addition to her courtroom work in this regard, Ms. Resendes has appeared before federal and state agencies.

Other civil litigation matters that Ms. Resendes has handled have included breach of contract actions, unfair competition, and other business disputes. Her experience also extends to landlord-tenant issues and other real estate matters, and she has a general corporate law background as well. Prior to joining the Watkins Firm in January 2017, Ms. Resendes represented plaintiffs in consumer class actions as well as in employment law litigation.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Resendes attended San Diego State University, where she majored in English language and literature and received a Bachelor of Arts. After working as a judicial secretary with the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, she decided to pursue her legal studies at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Ms. Resendes was a senior editor of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2011. Admitted to practice in California, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (50%)

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Securities Litigation (10%)

Employment Litigation (10%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations

Business Litigation (10%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

Litigation, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


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Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

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About Beatrice Resendes

Admitted: 2011, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Consumer Law Category, California Super Lawyers Rising Star list, 2016-2017
  • National Inns of Court Outstanding Program Award
  • Received Twelve Witkin Awards, Legal Excellence
  • National Burton Award, Excellence in Legal Writing

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Latinas in the Law, San Diego
  • Member, San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Ninth District Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • California, 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editor, Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Thomas Jefferson School of Law


  • Allen v. Hyland’s, Inc., No. CV 12–01150 DMG (MANx), 2012 WL 1656750 (C.D. Cal. May 2, 2012)
  • Mazza v. American Honda

Educational Background:

  • San Diego State University, B.A.
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Office Location for Beatrice Skye Resendes

9915 Mira Mesa Boulevard
Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92131

Phone: 858-535-1511

Fax: 619-535-1581

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Last Updated: 4/22/2019

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