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Naomi Rowan Dewey

Litigation Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
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About Naomi

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Litigation is uncertain; we make it manageable. When you need skilled and experienced advocates for mediation, arbitration, at trial or on appeal, we offer creative and cost-effective strategies.

    17 years

  2. Business
    We are deal makers. We work with clients on business transactions, financing, contract negotiation, corporate and nonprofit governance, commercial and residential real estate, licensing and strategic planning.

    17 years

  3. Employment and labor
    In most cases, we work with employers, not employees. The exception is our strong track record of work with executive compensation and negotiated exits, helping high-level executives negotiate with past, present and future employers.

    17 years

With a background in litigation, Naomi represents clients ranging from government entities to nonprofits, private families, serial entrepreneurs and business owners. She believes that by gaining a deep understanding of each clients’ mission and goals, legal services can be delivered more effectively (and efficiently). Understanding what clients want and need will always come first.

In her transactional practice, Naomi is known as a deal maker. Whether you need to form your first business entity or structure a purchase or sale, she will guide you through the process step-by-step.

Her experience in construction and real estate enables her to work with clients on residential and commercial projects from concept through to completion, and project-based planning is a key part of her practice.

In the field of employment law, Naomi handles negotiated exits for employees covered by trade secret and confidential information provisions, C-suite departures and executive compensation matters. Taking a risk management approach to the employer-employee relationship, she also represents employers from hiring to firing – and, when things go wrong, is a skilled advocate for those facing discrimination, wage and hour and retaliation claims.

For clients facing legal action, Ms. Dewey is a skilled courtroom advocate who defends her clients’ interests in mediation, arbitration, administrative hearings and at trial.


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21 E Carrillo Street
Suite 130
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
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3630 Sagunto Street, A-1
PO Box 1355
Santa Ynez, CA, 93460
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Posted by Danelle | February 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent support to my business
Naomi has been able to support our business as we work through a licensing agreement. She is able to help us properly understand legal documents, and then translate our wishes into these documents so we're properly protected. Her communication is quick and efficient. I'd gladly work with her again, and will anytime we have a legal matter come up.
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Posted by Caleigh | February 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Experience
Naomi is a fantastic lawyer who helped me set up and maintain my nonprofit. She has extensive knowledge of the industry and has made every step of the process as easy as possible. Beyond that, her office is incredible responsive. It's been a pleasure working with her.
Posted by Barbara | February 12, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Trusted Legal Excellence
Naomi has been a blessing in assisting us with the sale of our business. She is always thinking. Her observations are profound, practical and clever. Her knowledge and foresight has allowed us the breathe during this stressful time. During the last 6 years, she was available on as needed basis for legal questions that would come up during the course of normal business. She is patient, clear and always on point. She certainly is our Trusted Legal professional!
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Trusted Legal
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Partner
  • Hardin & Coffin LLP
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Hardin & Coffin LLP
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Law Clerk (Hon. George C. Eskin)
  • Santa Barbara Superior Court
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Kremser & Howard LLP
  • 2004 - 2006
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  • Santa Barbara College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Olguin v. Santa Barbara Community College, et al - 2d Civil No. B221724.
  • Upheld on appeal.


  • Santa Barbara County Bar Foundation
  • Past Treasurer
  • N/A
  • Santa Barbara Women Lawyers
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • California Women Lawyers
  • President Elect
  • 2019 - 2020
  • California Women Lawyers
  • First Vice President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • President & CEO
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Santa Barbara County Bar
  • Editor, Santa Barbara Lawyer
  • 2012 - 2012
  • NAWBO-Santa Barbara
  • Program Chair, Director
  • 2012 - 2014
  • California Women Lawyers
  • District 6 Governor
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2015
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Women in Business
  • Pacific Coast Business Times
  • 2018
  • Who's Who in Professional Services
  • Pacific Coast Business Times
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • California Jurisprudence - Professional Responsibility
  • Santa Barbara College of Law
  • 2006
  • Witkin Scholar
  • Santa Barbara College of Law
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Naomi is an extremely competent lawyer who thinks through every problem thoroughly and represents her clients diligently. I endorse her with no reservations. Mark Coffin"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. It is easy to be cordial and professional when both attorneys are on the same side of case. Naomi and I found ourselves on opposite sides of one case and she was every bit as professional as I knew she would be, while still being a strong advocate for her client. I look forward to working with Naomi again, regardless of which side of the table we are on."
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Santa Barbara Litigation Lawyer Naomi Rowan Dewey
Naomi Rowan Dewey
Litigation Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 16 years