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Sayema Hameed is a founding partner of Cabada & Hameed LLP, a law firm serving the greater Southern California region and beyond. Formed by “big firm” veterans Sayema Hameed and Francisco Cabada in 2009, the firm offers exceptional representation with experienced attorneys providing legal services in the fields of Labor & Employment and Business Litigation.


A graduate of Stanford University and UCLA School of Law, Sayema Hameed brings over a decade of legal training and experience to every matter and works diligently to ensure that her clients receive individualized support, close attention to detail, and the highest quality professional work product.  Sayema cares about her clients and works hard for them.


Cabada & Hameed LLP is certified as a Minority Owned Business (MBE) by the California Public Utilities Commission’s Supplier Clearinghouse and is a member of the California Minority Counsel Program.  For more information, please visit the website


Languages spoken: English, Urdu

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
    4 years
  2. Litigation: 50%
    4 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alexis Bruno

    Sayema is an experienced labor and employment attorney. From time to time, my clients will need the assistance of a litigator to resolve disputes involving employment and labor matters. Sayema's depth of experience has assisted my clients in an expeditious and favorable resolution of their legal issues. I wholeheartedly endorse Sayema.


    Alexis Bruno Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Sayema is very knowledgeable of all employment and labor law issues. Among attorneys, she is the FIRST person I'd turn to if I ever had any questions with employment law. She diligently fights for her clients, whether they are employers or employees. She is very smart and really understands both sides. She is well respected in the employment law community. I highly recommend this attorney.


    Charlotte Lin
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Cabada & Hameed LLP

70 South Lake Avenue, Suite 1000
Pasadena, CA, 91101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLittler Mendelson P.C.2009 - 2009
AssociateWhite & Case LLP2007 - 2009
AssociateWeston Benshoof Rochefort Rubalcava MacCuish, LLP2006 - 2007
AssociateWhite & Case LLP2002 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Foothill Country Day SchoolBoard of Trustees2013 - Present
South Asian NetworkBoard Member2012 - Present
South Asian Bar Association of Southern California Public Interest FoundationPresident2007 - 2008
South Asian Bar Association of Southern California Public Interest FoundationBoard Member2006 - 2009
South Asian Bar Association of Southern CaliforniaMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Stanford UniversityInternational Policy StudiesMA - Masters1999
Stanford UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLEDrafting An Employer Social Media Policy: What You Need To Know2012