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Sayema Javed Hameed

Sayema Javed Hameed

Practice areas:

Litigation, Employment & Labor

About Me

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

Licensed since 2002

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    3 years
  2. Litigation: 50%
    3 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Felix Wayne Loya

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hameed and I have worked together extensively on a difficult and time-consuming case. She is highly proficient in substantive law and in civil procedure and is an excellent writer. Ms. Hameed is an effective and experienced civil litigator with whom it has been my pleasure to work.


    Felix Loya Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Francisco Cabada

    I have worked with Sayema since 2002 and have come to respect Sayema as one of the finest lawyers I know. She is diligent, strategic and knows how to get the best results for clients consistent with their needs and budget. She is professional and courteous with opposing counsel which helps avoid unnecessary costs that do not move the ball forward. She has represented Fortune 500 companies and mid-size firms and provides the same level of attention to all clients and cases. I am proud and fortunate to have her as my partner. You are in good hands with Sayema and Cabada & Hameed.


    Francisco Cabada Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Cabada & Hameed LLP

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



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
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