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Harmeet Kaur Dhillon

also known as Harmeet K. Dhillon

About me

When I'm not fighting for my clients in court, helping a candidate or ballot proponent follow the rules to win their election, counseling technology clients on online privacy, intellectual propoerty and competition matters, I enjoy sailing, reading, adventure travel, hiking in the beautiful northern California coast or the mountains, needlepoint, knitting, and listening to classical eastern and western music, jazz, and oldies.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    22 years, 250 cases
  2. Intellectual Property: 25%
    16 years, 60 cases
  3. Employment: 15%
    19 years, 100 cases
  4. Election Campaign: 10%
    14 years, 40 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • Brandon Drew Baum

    Harmeet and I worked together at Cooley Godward Kronish, and it was clear to all that she had "it"; that perfect blend of intelligence, people skills, fearlessness and intuition that makes a great litigator.


    Brandon Baum Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

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    Harmeet is a brilliant, diligent, experienced and responsible lawyer that any client would be fortunate to engage.


    Karl Bemesderfer
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Dhillon Law Group Inc.

177 Post St., Suite 700
San Francisco, CA, 94108


NYCurrently registered 199507/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
SALDEF Public Service AwardSikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)2013
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Woman Leader in LawThe Recorder2012
Cornerstone AwardNorth American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA)2012
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Outstanding Attorney AwardSouth Asian Bar Association of Northern California2010
Best Lawyers Under 40National Asian Pacific American Bar Association2007
Distinguished Community Service AwardCentennial Foundation (Canada)2003
Outstanding Community Service AwardSouth Asian Bar Association of Northern California2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDhillon Law Group Inc.2014 - Present
Managing PartnerDhillon & Smith LLP2006 - 2014
CounselOrrick Herrington & Sutcliffe2003 - 2004
Senior AssociateCooley Godward LLP2000 - 2003
AssociateSidley & Austin1998 - 1999
AssociateShearman & Sterling1994 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Northern California chapter)Member2013 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2013 - Present
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Sikh CoalitionVolunteer Counsel2001 - Present
Sikh American Legal and Educational Defense FundVolunteer Counsel1995 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoJudiciary Committee2011 - 2013
Minority Bar Coalition of NorthernCalifornaExecutive Committee2009 - 2009
American Civil Liberties Union, Northern CaliforniaBoard Member2002 - 2005
Sikh FoundationTrustee2001 - 2009
South Asian Bar Association of Northern CaliforniaDirector 2001-2003, 2007-20092001 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Republican Party of Los Angeles County, et al. v. Barnett, et al.Judge granted motion to strike and dismissed case, awarding substantial attorneys' fees and costs.
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Publication nameTitleDate
LA TimesIndian Americans Speak Out after Loretta Sanchez Gaffe2015
Mercury NewsState GOP Strategist Headlines PARW Event2015
Daily JournalDownward facing dogma? Court disagrees2015
Wall Street JournalNew Sexism Suit Brought Against Fired RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chahal2015
TechCrunchGravity4 And Gurbaksh Chahal Sued For Alleged Gender Discrimination — Here’s The Complaint2015
The Sacramento BeeRepublicans, campaign committee settle elephant litigation2015
ForbesGurbaksh Chahal And Gravity4 Hit With Gender Discrimination, Illegal Surveillance Lawsuit2015
CAGOPCalifornia Republican Party Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Democrat-Controlled Political Action Committee2015
Daily JournalGuarding the liberties of religious Americans2015
Contra Costa TimesSD7: The Saga of the GOP Elephant Logo2015
WIPRRepublican Party Sues Political Group Over ‘unauthorised’ Elephant Image2015
EBCitizenState GOP Files Trademark Infringement Complaint Against Labor-backed PAC Which Supports Republican2015
Daily JournalWhen employees speak for the state2015
Daily JournalPunished for Politics: Viewpoint Discrimination2014
National JournalMan Sues Comcast, Says the Company Got Him Fired Over Billing Dispute2014
Daily JournalOutside the Box2014
San Francisco AttorneyCreative Expression Can Help Make Better Lawyers2013
Daily JournalDiversity lacking among mediators, some attorneys say2012
Daily JournalState Prisons Settle Discrimination Case2011
India WestGubernatorial Hopeful Brown Targeted by Sikh Group2010
FlashReportWill the Real LA County GOP Please Stand Up?2010
Los Angeles Daily NewsActivists Lose Fight to Grab LA GOP Leadership2010
Big News (California Bar Association Publication)Ad Madness: Harmeet K. Dhillon Wins Agency Ownership for Advertising Executive2010
Civil Rights in WartimeThe Emergence of Sikh Advocacy2009
Sacramento BeeCorrections Department/Discrimination Case: Sikh Job Applicant Wins Beard Ruling2008
University BusinessThe New Gold Rush? Wireless Opportunities for Colleges and Universities Through EBS Broadcast Spectrum Leases2007
The RecorderBrother Sister Legal Team Fights to Protect Bay Area Sikhs2001
ALI/ABA publicationPreliminary Injunctive Relief in the Federal Courts1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJ.D.1993
Dartmouth CollegeClassical StudiesA.B.1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Regional ConferenceLLC vs Corporation: What’s the Right Business Structure for Entrepreneurial Political Practitioners?2016
Oberoi v. CDCRSikh Civil Rights Victory2011
Who Should Replace Justice Stevens on the Supreme Court?ABC 7 KGO Evening News2010
SABA Sacramento Annual DinnerReflections on Balancing a Career of Litigation, Pro Bono and Civic Involvement2010
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Western Regional ConferenceWhat Korean Airline Crashes Can Teach Us About Diversity2010 CLE PresentationSLAPP Litigation -- Free Speech in the Commercial and Political Context2010
BASF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street, 3rd FloorAshcroft v. Iqbal: The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision on Civil Rights Litigation2010
9th Annual CLE ExpoTrade Secret Litigation: The New Method to Protect Theft of Intellectual Property2010
NASABA ConventionA Conversation with New South Asians in Politics2009
21st Annual NAPABA ConventionSo You Think You Want to Run for Public Office2009
NASABA ConventionRunning for Office2008
NAPABA ConventionEthics Panel2008
Minority Bar Council ConferencePanelist on Politics2008