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Posted by Colin, a Contracts client, Flag
I am an independent contractor and recently had a dispute with another party using my services over a long term but not adequately compensating me for my time and efforts. After a blow up with this party, I am so glad to have sought out Harmeet's help in the matter. She and her team provided me with advice and assistance which enabled me renegotiate the terms of my employment with greater confidence. This included helping me draw up an agreement, which I didn't have before and could present to the party, rather than wait for them to draw up the contract. As a result, I was able to better define my job responsibilities and greatly increase my remuneration for this gig. Harmeet also helped out an entertainer friend of mine who had a payment dispute with a venue that had booked my friend's act. With Harmeet advising my friend, the dispute was quickly settled in my friend's favor. I highly recommend Harmeet and her firm.
Posted by a Libel client, Flag
In a challenging legal situation, my relationship with an attorney becomes especially important. To this end, Harmeet Dhillon provided a truly exceptional combination of expertise, knowledge, responsiveness, and even attitude.
In a particularly stressful legal situation, Harmeet's incredible level of knowledge and experience proved comforting and ultimately delivered an exceptional outcome. I was particularly impressed with the quality, frequency, and completeness of feedback and her "we can get this done" spirit throughout the process.
Harmeet Dhillon is exactly the kind of advocate a person needs a a challenging, high-pressure situation.
Posted by Claudia, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Harmeet and her firm were very responsive and helpful in my case which was a bit outside their usual ken, but taken on because of her sense of justice. She has a vast array of contacts and colleagues from which to gather additional information when necessary, and has her own broad base of knowledge and experience from which to draw.
Posted by a Employment client, Flag
I held a professional position in a law firm in San Francisco for a number of years. During my last year at this firm, major changes took place, such as retirements (including my boss), and partners leaving the firm to take positions elsewhere. Because of these major upheavals within the firm, several attorneys and staff members were in danger of having our positions wiped out, or being replaced with less expensive workers, including me. It was the way in which this firm handled this situation that was alarming and very unpleasant. "Written notices" and performance ultimatums were handed out in an effort to induce employees to quit. The timing was terrible, as it was during the holiday season. Not the best time to go looking for another job.
I needed an attorney who would be willing to take on my case, negotiate with the firm's counsel regarding my position, and defend me if the case ended up in court. I was referred to Harmeet Dhillon through a mutual acquaintance, and I went to see her right away. She not only accepted my case, but started working on it immediately, with no procrastination or lost time. Harmeet and I constructed a demand letter, and she started negotiations. I was so relieved to have a highly competent and knowledgeable attorney in my corner.
Harmeet helped me immeasureably by staving off any further shenanigans the firm might try to pull, which allowed me extra time (almost a year) to look for another position, which I eventually found. Her help was worth its weight in gold, and I will always be grateful.
Posted by Arman, a Employment client, Flag
My experience with Dhillon & Smith has been extremely positive. I would highly recommend them to any entrepreneur or business owner that wants excellent service + actual results without big firm challenges and price tag
Posted by Amanda, a Contracts client, Flag
Harmeet and her team are wonderful. They were prompt, efficient, communicative, and knowledgeable. As a their client, I walked into court feeling confident that my lawyer was working for my success and thoroughly prepared.
Posted by a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
I am the CEO of an internet based, consumer facing business. Harmeet has been our corporate and litigation counsel for nearly six years. Besides general advice, she and her team have helped us resolve two key disputed matters. One involved unwinding an investment opportunity, and the other involved an engineering development organization which did not perform per their agreement. Both situations were handled very pragmatically and settled out of court with a positive outcome. I turn to her and her team on any issue that may turn into a litigation matter. She has always been very pragmatic, responsive and forthright in highlighting key issues that we need to consider, including costs and resources when dealing with legal matters. She is also a diplomatic and persuasive negotiator, and depending on the situation can be very hard-nosed and aggressive in getting to the desired results. I strongly recommend her and her team without hesitation.
Posted by a Employment client, Flag
Harmeet Dhillon is the kind of attorney you WANT on your side. She is brilliant at what she does and provides incredibly prompt, thorough and extraordinarily competent, not to mention wickedly effective and highly personalized professional service. More importantly, she will have opposing counsel shaking in their boots when necessary. When this woman goes to bat for you, she goes in fully prepared and is known as a tough negotiator. If I ever have any kind of legal problem in the furture, Harmeet is the first person I will turn to because, quite frankly, she is the first lawyer I can honestly say that I trust 100%.... that and the fact that she produces results. I could not give a higher recommendation. She is a fantastic attorney and a kind and generous person. If more lawyers were like her, the profession would have a very different reputation.
Posted by Dave, a Arbitration client, Flag
Dhillon and Smith ranks up there in the top three companies that I would recommend to a friend who is a fellow CEO. Harmeet and her team exhibited just flat out, all-around, top notch professionalism and knowledge. They prepared so much better than the opposing team that the opposition decided to settle in a way which was more than satisfactory to our business.
Posted by Balduin, Flag
Harmeet and her team at Dhillon & Smith are excellent lawyers and have helped our company in a number of ways. We strongly recommend Harneet and her practice. She is a very experienced, talented and professional attorney. We hope to use her firm for years to come.
Posted by Rich, a Debt Settlement client, Flag
Harmeet went up against a large corporation that tried to cheat me out of payment for work performed. She was professional, knowledgeable, direct and above all tenacious. The opposing counsel tried all manner of obfuscations, but Harmeet was not swayed and kept to the basic facts of the law. Ultimately the opponents backed down.
Posted by Paul, a Fraud client, Flag
Harmeet Kaur Dhillon was fast, professional and wrote a letter to a company to get results when they did not respond to me. They fixed the problem after receiving Harmeet's letter. Her staff is fast and efficient and knows how to get things done. I will work with her again in the future should I need the services of an attorney.
Posted by a Litigation client, Flag
Harmeet Dhillon helped me think through my legal options and represented me well in a pre-litigation matter. I would highly recommend her to others facing a similar situation.
Posted by a Employment client, Flag
It is my privilege to recommed Harmeer Kaur Dhillion & her team. Harmeet Kaur provided an exceptional legal advise and attorney services for my case. It was truly a pleasure to work with Harmeet as she provided most honest and diligent advise and services during the entire case life cycle and was able to resolve our case to my satisfaction.
Harmeet and her team worked very hard to get fair justice. Harmeet and her team were very friendly & transparent during the entire process and at the same time were very knowledgeable about the entire process.
I would gladly recommend Harmeet to ever one who needs a legal advice and services. I wish her very best.
Posted by a Employment client, Flag
Harmeet assisted me with an employment/labor dispute with an independent contractor. She listened thoughtfully, displayed excellent judgment and was incredibly responsive. She was available whenever I needed her, even over a holiday when most people were on break. I most appreciated that she was an excellent advocate for me. She took over communication with this independent contractor and pushed back firmly as needed. Her staff was also very responsive as well. She focused on resolving the matter, and as such, were able to do so quickly.
Posted by TRILOCHAN, a Discrimination client, Flag
A highly professional attorney and her team with Krista (her junior) is a perfect match.Their patience,honesty and hardwork made my dream come true.The battle in my case lasted about 6 years. Harmeet and Krista are very intelligent and does not waste any time in delayed tactics.Harmeet is very resonable with her clients for her fees and dealings.
In the court proceedings she take every point with seriousness and takes the view point of her client with full attention.
She keeps the client abrest to the day to day developements.
She always seeks the permission of the client at every stage.She is a great guide,mentor and philospher.
She involves herself in the case so much that the client is under no stress.She gives a feeling to the client that he is in the safe hands.She builds an element of faith and confidence in the client that he never thinks to back out in the process.
I would reccomend Hermeet to any person,specialy to the persons who have lost all the hopes in live over a dispute.
I shall always remain in Harmeet's debt for wining my case and she is my Hero.
I wish her and Krista a great success in every leagal battle they undertake.
Posted by a Employment client, Flag
Harmeet was recommended to me by a mutual friend. It was a Saturday morning and I needed immediate consultation for a time sensitive and incredibly stressful matter. Harmeet received my email and called me within a half hour. Amazing! She is an incredibly knowledgeable, compassionate, and highly regarded attorney.
Posted by Sudeep, a Business client, Flag
Harmeet is an exceptional attorney who effectively represents her clients' interests. Harmeet and her associate Krista were excellent is understanding the case and providing guidance and counseling. I really appreciated their responsiveness to our inquiries and cooperation during the process.
Posted by a Sexual Harassment client, Flag
I was extremely fortunate to have met Harmeet Kaur Dhillon at a time in my life, wherein the only answer to my problems was finding the best attorney to fight my battle to make me whole again. I was suffering emotional distress and mental anguish, as a result of sexual harassment inflicted upon me by my employer. I felt powerless, confused and angry, yet extremely compelled to fight back for what was taken from me - my civil rights and dignity. Harmeet was my saving grace, being an attorney who is well seasoned and knowledgeable in the law with her incredibly strong litigation and negotiating skills. The foundation of what separates Harmeet from many other attorneys is her ability to sympathize and truly understand me, as her client, and the turmoil I was experiencing. She showed compassion and empathy, with the right balance of consistently maintaining a level head to stay rationally focused on the goal of making me whole again and fighting for my best interests. In the end, Harmeet successfully avoided my case going to trial, as she played hard ball against the company's internal legal counsel and chair board of directors, along with the outside law firm, hired by the company, to defend them. The company had no choice but to settle outside of court to resolve my case because of Harmeet's intelligence in fighting a strong battle in winning the war. Harmeet fought my case each step of the way on every detailed point that worked against the company, to my advantage. She negotiated an extremely large settlement amount for me that was well beyond what I ever anticipated could ever be real. Through the entire process and duration of my case, she was consistently thorough and detailed in patiently explaining everything that was taking place, as it happened. She was conscientious and diligent in going through all types of hypothetical and analytical possibilities that would, and could, transpire. She listened to, and truly heard, everything I had to say (even my emotional outbursts and melt downs), my point of view, thoughts and ideas. She always kept me informed of everything that transpired in my case so I was never left wondering or confused. Even when there were some quiet moments through the course of the case, she would even touch base with me just to check-in and make sure I was ok. She extended/offered incredible legal advice on all possible scenarios with her educated predictions and analytics, with support on every level (legally, logically, mentally, emotionally). Her strong leadership skills in advising me when it was time to make a good business decision, as opposed to an emotional one, is beyond priceless. I cannot stress enough how extremely pleased and satisfied I have been as her client. Harmeet Kaur Dhillon changed my life in providing me the ability to have the best revenge in life - living well. I cannot thank her enough. I would highly recommend Harmeet to anyone in need of an amazingly sharp, intelligent, strong, skilled and talented attorney.
Posted by a Contracts client, Flag
I retained Harmeet for a family law dispute over legal fees from my divorce. Harmeet very quickly provided an overview and options, settling the case beyond what I expected. She's very thorough, strategic, and moved the case quickly. I highly recommend Harmeet and wished I had used her in other circumstances.
Posted by Janice, a Employment client, Flag
I retained Ms. Dhillon to review a settlement agreement another lawyer prepared for me. I wish I had retained her from beginning to end. She was reponsive, professional, and referred from a trusted source. If I should need legal services again, I will call her first.
Posted by Ken, a Election Campaign client, Flag
In August 2010 I decided to seek a seat on my local community college district board of trustees. After submitting my timely filing, another candidate was allowed to file nearly three days after the published deadline. Shocked by the local county government’s blatant disregard for the law, I called several trusted people and each one recommended that I contact Harmeet Dhillon. On a Sunday evening I called Harmeet and within 10 minutes she returned my call, reviewed the chain of events, and promised to follow up later that evening. Within one hour Harmeet and her team completed a significant amount of preliminary legal research, and then called back to review my options.
This was my first time involved in a lawsuit, and I was somewhat apprehensive about the process. However, Harmeet patiently answered all of my questions concerning legal proceedings, terms, and the overall process. This approach gave me the knowledge and ability to actively, and constructively, participate in my case. In addition to aggressively managing the legal process, Harmeet also managed all of my media relations. This was a very public case, and Harmeet worked to ensure that our side of the story was fairly covered in news reports.
While the final ruling was not in our favor, I have absolutely no regrets about having filed the lawsuit. Harmeet proved to be everything one would want in an attorney: she’s bright, intellectually nimble, honest, candid, and most importantly, capable. Should I ever need legal assistance in the future; my first call will be to Harmeet Dhillon.
Posted by Joan, a Libel client, Flag
I am the president of a club. Harmeet Dhillon represented me and the club in response to a disgruntled former member who had written approximately 8 letters to the club over an 8 month period, copying people all over the city and state who had nothing to do with the club, demanding that we put a statement into our minutes that he and his wife (former club members) served the club with integrity and threatening to sue us for slander/libel if we didn't. As we did not accede to his demands, he had an attorney send me a letter threatening that I, all officers and members of the club would be sued if we didn't agree to the demands of his client. Upon reviewing all correspondence concerning this matter, Harmeet Dhillon immediately understood and grasped the situation and wrote a response to the disgruntled former members attorney that was BRILLIANT!!! EVERYONE who has read Harmeet Dhillon's letter has made the same statements: " Harmeet Dhillon is brilliant, If I ever need an attorney, I want Harmeet Dhillon as my attorney." Actually, brilliant isn't even a strong enough description of her abilities. Her letter captured and went to the heart of every issue. Two months have passed and the disgruntled former member's attorney has not responded. I cannot say enough good things about attorney Harmeet Dhilllon or recommend her highly enough. I am aware of other cases she has successfully handled, so there is a pattern of Ms. Dhillon representing her clients successfully. I have dealt with attorneys on other matters prior to this and none come even close to her excellence.
Posted by Mimi, a Libel client, Flag
Harmeet Dhillon is a class act. She handled a defamation case for me involving allegations that could have been very damaging to my reputation. Her cease and desist letters are short, to the point, and legally specific to cause. I'm working with her firm again on a neighborhood class action lawsuit and I have every confidence of victory - again! I highly recommend Harmeet for any personal or corporate litigation matters.
Posted by Mrs. Singh, a Contracts client, Flag
I was involved in a legal dispute with a major city contractor that included a breach of contract, defamation, tortious interference and politics all in one. Harmeet has an excellent grasp of the law and politics to allow me to navigate through the process.
In the end, the case was settled!
Posted by David, a Banking client, Flag
Harmeet Dhillon has shown a very strong work ethic in every case that I have seen her handle. She can work on small or large cases with the strongest level of motivation and has achieved victories in every spectrum of the law. I have gone back to Harmeet time and time again to handle every business, real estate, contractual case where I needed representation. I would not hesitate to recommend Harmeet for any matter requiring litigation.
Posted by Alfonso Faustino, a Business client, Flag
My legal experience with Harmeet Kaur Dhillon has been more than excellent.
I base my rating the following elements:
- Legal Knowledge:
Ms. Kaur Dhillon has extensive legal knowledge based upon her legal education and experiences in and out of the courtroom. She is able to spot and address pertinent legal issues to any fact patterns and develop a cogent argument that gives her clients the strongest litigious position or strongest negotiation position for settlement.
Ms. Kaur Dhillon has an excellent strategic mind that increases success for her clients. She executes the legal strategies that involve analyzing the fact pattern, rule of law, client's demeanor, and adversaries demeanor; in addition, she determines the psychological profile of her client and the adversary to determine the best legal approach.
Ms. Kaur Dhillon is an effective communicator. She uses every-day-language, so all people of various backgrounds (e.g., experiences, education, and cultures) understand the legal situation and her strategy to handle the case.
Although Ms. Kaur Dhillon has many clients, she provides a level of service that makes each client feel as if they are her number one and only client. She keeps her commitments regarding a call-times, meeting times, and up-to-date status reports.
Posted by a client, Flag
Harmeet Dhillon is an excellent lawyer; she is tough, professional, knowledgeable and resourceful. She was concerned about me and I appreciated her ability to move my case in a positive direction. She is an expert in her field. It was electrifying to see her work. I strongly recommend Harmeet Dhillon.
Posted by Gary, a Constitutional client, Flag
Harmeet represented my non-profit political organization in matter of first amendment free speech issues. She handled the case very professionally. She did her research and come to court extremely well-prepared. She won our case.
Posted by Davina, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
Harmeet Dhillon always kept me up-to-date on the case and was totally prepared in court!
Posted by Jane, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
Extremely professional. Associates were quite responsive and helpful in understanding the procedure.
Posted by Harkeerat, a Entertainment client, Flag
Very knowledgeble.Explained the legal process and kept me informed at all times. gets the job done expedetiously.Recommend highly.
Posted by Stefan, a Employment client, Flag
I interviewed several attorney's and selected Harmeet to handle my employment compensation matter due to her well-researched legal advice combined with her practical business approach to dealing with the counter party. She drove the process to a successful resolution. I would use her again.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Harmeet is a compassionate, extremely knowledgeable attorney. She always promptly returned my calls and gave me excellent, thorough advice. She assisted me in achieving an expeditious, equitable conclusion to an emotionally difficult and financially damaging relationship. I highly recommend Harmeet as a consummate professional and strong advocate who stands by her clients.
Posted by Claudia, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Harmeet is a treasure. I've worked with many litigators for over 25 years, and few possess the integrity, intelligence, and balance that Harmeet displays. She performs a magnificent service in practicing her craft, and I was made to feel utterly supported and strengthened by her representation. Harmeet encourages candor with her compassionate attitude, providing peace of mind to her clients. There are few truly competent trial lawyers, but Harmeet numbers among them. She actually is a knight in shining armor battling for justice while somehow avoiding decimating her energy by tilting at windmills. I'd love to see her in academia; imparting her wisdom to new generations of attorneys would be a huge gift to society.
Posted by a Civil Rights client, Flag
Harmeet helped us navigate a civil rights case pro bono about a year ago. We are grateful for her dedication and legal expertise. We highly recommend her services.
Posted by John Gill, a Franchising client, Flag
Case involved a giant Franchisor (system of 5000 franchised locations) vs Franchisee (me).
I interviewed several attorneys, most attorneys were literally afraid of litigating a giant Franchisor with their team of attorneys.
This was not even a after thought for Harmeet Dhillon.
She knows the law, she knows the people, she knows how to win.
Posted by Varun, a Business client, Flag
Harmeet is not just a first-rate lawyer but, has tremendous compassion for the people she represents. She is thorough, pro-active and having her on our side is the best thing I could have done.
Posted by Marcus, a Employment client, Flag
Harmeet was very responsive and experienced. She gave me very sound and reasoned advice together with a practical solution to a very thorny problem. I highly recommend Harmeet for any business matter.
Posted by a Employment client, Flag
Harmeet is a super intelligence attorney with very high work ethics. She helped me on several matters. Her advice and guidance were extremely useful.
Posted by Farook, Flag
Fantastic skills of boiling the focus down to points that help make a decision; quick to respond; very good at mediating
Posted by Suzanne, a Contracts client, Flag
Harmeet went to bat for me against a large organization, although my case was not a profit-enter for her. Within two days the matter was settled in my favor. Her fee was very reasonable and she is whipsmart and responsive. I would recommend her most highly for anyone in the SF area or CA. I am now a lawyer-lover not a lawyer-fearer.
Posted by Sharon, a Fraud client, Flag
Ms. Dhillion assisted me with a domestic dispute which included: divoce/separation and financial fraud. This was a situation where "emotions" were running high and I may not have been "thinking straight." Ms. Dhillon's knowlege, temperament, and empathy put me at ease immediately so that I felt certain she and I would be able to resolve the case. I thought Ms. Dhillon only dealt with corporation litigation. Boy, was I WRONG. She was VERY helpful and knowlegeable about my case. Luckily, she was able to assist me with mediation and the drafting and submitting of legal letters in order to keep us from having to go to court.
Posted by Kal, a Business client, Flag
Harmeet is one of the most honest and hardworking people I've ever met. I admire integrity, intelligence, and dedication to her clients. Her response and legal advice has been nothing short of superb. Although my legal issues were small, she treated me with great respect and dignity.
Posted by Galen, a Car Accident client, Flag
Harmeet assisted me with a simple problem, to her, but not to me. She was quick to respond to my needs by acting immdediately, thus taking the burden off my shoulders. The matter was solved in one day! She is thorough, trusworthy, confidential, supportive, and will to assist in anyway to make if easy and right for you.
Posted by a Business client, Flag
I have used Harmeet Dhillon for a few years and have a good experience with her. She is tough but does not over lawyer things as I have experienced with other lawyers in the past, very pragmatic.