Meet Attorney Ariel M. Barbre

Ariel Barbre is a Junior Associate Attorney with the Law Office of Dawn Dell’Acqua -APC and the Case Manager for A New Start Mediation Center. She is a Southern California native, having grown up in San Diego’s North County. After graduating high school, she attended the University of California, Davis to earn her undergraduate degree in History and Art History.  Thereafter, Ariel attended what is now Western Michigan University’s Law School in Lansing, Michigan. While in law school, Ariel volunteered in the community and clerked for a criminal defense attorney and public defender.  She took special classes to focus on estate planning, elder care, family law, and bankruptcy, and later interned at the Law Office of Dawn Dell’Acqua, where, in 2010, she was hired full-time as the Law Office’s Law Clerk.  In March 2017, Ariel obtained her license to practice law in California.  She has been assisting clients in Family Law and Estate Planning matters with our office since 2009.  Ariel in her free time enjoys teaching and demonstrating lace making and knitting.  Her knit pieces and homemade jam have won awards at the San Diego County Fair.


Areas of Practice:

Family Law:

  • Divorce & Legal Separation
  • Child & Spousal Support
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Paternity
  • Marital Property Division
  • Enforcement of Judgments
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Appeals
  • Mediation

Estate Planning:

  • Trusts & Wills
  • Durable Financial Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Directives


  • University of California, Davis, 2006
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Art History
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School (aka Western Michigan)
    • D., 2009

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association
  • California State Bar, Family Law Section


Dawn M. Dell’Acqua
Location: San Diego, California
Phone: 619-325-4726
Fax: 619-325-4728
E-mail: E-mail Me