Dionna F. Shear

Dionna F. Shear is an associate at Andrews • Lagasse • Branch + Bell LLP.

Ms. Shear concentrates her practice on labor and employment law, commercial litigation, and general liability. She represents employers in all types of litigation and pre-litigation counseling, including union/labor disputes, discrimination, wage and hour claims, including class action and representative actions (PAGA), as well as other employment-related torts and contracts, practicing in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies. Ms. Shear also represents a variety of clients, including property owners and management companies and other institutional clients, in a broad range of general liability matters.

Prior to joining Andrews • Lagasse • Branch + Bell LLP, Ms. Shear spent two years clerking for the Honorable Mark D. Houle, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, in the Central District of California.

Ms. Shear received her J.D. in 2014 from Boston College Law School. During law school, Ms. Shear was a member of the Saul Lefkowitz Intellectual Property National Moot Court Team, and served as an executive coordinator for the African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American Students’ Annual Retreat. After completing a fall internship in the appellate unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Shear drafted a brief on behalf of the Commonwealth to the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and successfully argued that brief before the Massachusetts Appeals Court as a third year law student.

Ms. Shear received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, where she double majored in International Relations and English. Prior to law school, Ms. Shear worked as a contractor in the policy branch of the Army’s Substance Abuse Program, where she helped draft preventative substance abuse policy by revising army regulations.

Ms. Shear is admitted to the State Bar of California, and is an active member of the Boston College Law School Alumni Chapter in Los Angeles.

Ms. Shear can be contacted at:

Andrews • Lagasse • Branch + Bell LLP
4365 Executive Drive, Suite 950, San Diego CA 92121
(ph) 213.437.9921
(f) 213.395.9075
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