Lea C. Dearing

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
 | 3475 Piedmont Road Northeast, Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 678-681-6014
Fax: 404-233-1943
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014, 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Real Estate: Business (30%),
  • E-Discovery (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a principal attorney with the Atlanta, Georgia, law firm of Berman Fink Van Horn P.C., Lea C. Dearing focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation, real estate litigation, and labor and employment law. She has a particular interest in cases involving closely held businesses, executive agreements, trade secrets and real estate transactions. She represents businesses in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Ms. Dearing is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Texas state courts, and she is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern districts of Texas. Before returning to Georgia and joining Berman Fink Van Horn P.C., she worked for more than seven years at a commercial litigation firm in Dallas. 

Throughout her career, Ms. Dearing has been active in professional organizations, including the Dallas Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association and the William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court. She also served as committee co-chair for Attorneys Serving the Community, an organization of women lawyers who support nonprofit groups.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Dearing earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia. She later earned her law degree at Texas A&M University School of Law, formerly known as Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, graduating with honors. As a law student, Ms. Dearing served as a law clerk at two law firms, including one in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She also served as a clerk to a federal judge. 

In her spare time, Ms. Dearing loves being involved with horses, and she maintains membership in the United States Equestrian Federation and the Arabian Horse Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Real Estate (30%)

E-Discovery (10%)

Employment Litigation (10%): Employment Law - Employer

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014, 2016 - 2018

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About Lea Dearing

Admitted: 2014, Georgia

Professional Webpage: www.bfvlaw.com/attorneys/lea-c-dearing/

Honors and Awards:

  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017
  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013 – 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Higginbotham American Inn of Court, 2007 - 2008
  • William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court, 2010 - 2014
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2006 - 2014
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section, 2006 - 2014
  • Dallas Bar Association, Summer Law Intern Program, Co-Chair, 2006 - 2014
  • Dallas Bar Association, Headnotes Publication, Co-Chair, 2006 - 2014
  • Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation Section, 2006 - 2014
  • Georgia, 2014
  • Texas, 2006
  • United States District Court, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • United States Eventing Association
  • United States Equestrian Federation
  • Arabian Horse Association
  • Attorneys Serving the Community,VIP Silent Auction Committee, Past Co-Chair, 2008 - 2014
  • Attorneys Serving the Community, Invitations Committee, Co-Chair, 2008 - 2014

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lea participiated in a National Institute (NBI) seminar, "The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit (A real-world application of evidence to courtroom events)." Lea addressed witness testimony and reports and how to handle email, social media and other ESI, April, 2017

Educational Background:

  • B.A., International Business, University of Georgia, 2003

Industry Groups

  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Wholesale
Office Location for Lea C. Dearing

3475 Piedmont Road Northeast
Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 678-681-6014

Fax: 404-233-1943

 

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Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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