N.Cal. Super Lawyer for high-stakes business, IP, internet, defamation & employment litigation.We help clients protect their trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights from attack.We represent clients in all litigation and ADR forums with tenacity, zeal, and the highest ethics.Our firm represents candidates committees and ballot measure proponents in court, before regulators.Our award-winning team generates outstanding results for employees, executives and companies.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|SALDEF Public Service Award||Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)||2013|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Woman Leader in Law||The Recorder||2012|
|Cornerstone Award||North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA)||2012|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Outstanding Attorney Award||South Asian Bar Association of Northern California||2010|
|Best Lawyers Under 40||National Asian Pacific American Bar Association||2007|
|Distinguished Community Service Award||Centennial Foundation (Canada)||2003|
|Outstanding Community Service Award||South Asian Bar Association of Northern California||2002|
|Partner||Dhillon Law Group Inc.||2014 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Dhillon & Smith LLP||2006 - 2014|
|Counsel||Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe||2003 - 2004|
|Senior Associate||Cooley Godward LLP||2000 - 2003|
|Associate||Sidley & Austin||1998 - 1999|
|Associate||Shearman & Sterling||1994 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Northern California chapter)||Member||2013 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Asian Pacific American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Sikh Coalition||Volunteer Counsel||2001 - Present|
|Sikh American Legal and Educational Defense Fund||Volunteer Counsel||1995 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Judiciary Committee||2011 - 2013|
|Minority Bar Coalition of NorthernCaliforna||Executive Committee||2009 - 2009|
|American Civil Liberties Union, Northern California||Board Member||2002 - 2005|
|Sikh Foundation||Trustee||2001 - 2009|
|South Asian Bar Association of Northern California||Director 2001-2003, 2007-2009||2001 - 2009|
|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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|LA Times||Indian Americans Speak Out after Loretta Sanchez Gaffe||2015|
|Mercury News||State GOP Strategist Headlines PARW Event||2015|
|Daily Journal||Downward facing dogma? Court disagrees||2015|
|Wall Street Journal||New Sexism Suit Brought Against Fired RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chahal||2015|
|TechCrunch||Gravity4 And Gurbaksh Chahal Sued For Alleged Gender Discrimination — Here’s The Complaint||2015|
|The Sacramento Bee||Republicans, campaign committee settle elephant litigation||2015|
|Forbes||Gurbaksh Chahal And Gravity4 Hit With Gender Discrimination, Illegal Surveillance Lawsuit||2015|
|CAGOP||California Republican Party Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Democrat-Controlled Political Action Committee||2015|
|Daily Journal||Guarding the liberties of religious Americans||2015|
|Contra Costa Times||SD7: The Saga of the GOP Elephant Logo||2015|
|WIPR||Republican Party Sues Political Group Over ‘unauthorised’ Elephant Image||2015|
|EBCitizen||State GOP Files Trademark Infringement Complaint Against Labor-backed PAC Which Supports Republican||2015|
|Daily Journal||When employees speak for the state||2015|
|Daily Journal||Punished for Politics: Viewpoint Discrimination||2014|
|National Journal||Man Sues Comcast, Says the Company Got Him Fired Over Billing Dispute||2014|
|Daily Journal||Outside the Box||2014|
|San Francisco Attorney||Creative Expression Can Help Make Better Lawyers||2013|
|Daily Journal||Diversity lacking among mediators, some attorneys say||2012|
|FlashPoint||JUDGE UPHOLDS LEGITIMACY OF JANE BARNETT AND TEAM TO LEAD LOS ANGELES COUNTY GOP||2012|
|Daily Journal||State Prisons Settle Discrimination Case||2011|
|India West||Gubernatorial Hopeful Brown Targeted by Sikh Group||2010|
|FlashReport||Will the Real LA County GOP Please Stand Up?||2010|
|Los Angeles Daily News||Activists Lose Fight to Grab LA GOP Leadership||2010|
|Big News (California Bar Association Publication)||Ad Madness: Harmeet K. Dhillon Wins Agency Ownership for Advertising Executive||2010|
|Civil Rights in Wartime||The Emergence of Sikh Advocacy||2009|
|Sacramento Bee||Corrections Department/Discrimination Case: Sikh Job Applicant Wins Beard Ruling||2008|
|University Business||The New Gold Rush? Wireless Opportunities for Colleges and Universities Through EBS Broadcast Spectrum Leases||2007|
|The Recorder||Brother Sister Legal Team Fights to Protect Bay Area Sikhs||2001|
|ALI/ABA publication||Preliminary Injunctive Relief in the Federal Courts||1996|
|Univ of Virginia Law School||Law||J.D.||1993|
|Dartmouth College||Classical Studies||A.B.||1989|
|Los Angeles Regional Conference||LLC vs Corporation: What’s the Right Business Structure for Entrepreneurial Political Practitioners?||2016|
|Oberoi v. CDCR||Sikh Civil Rights Victory||2011|
|Who Should Replace Justice Stevens on the Supreme Court?||ABC 7 KGO Evening News||2010|
|SABA Sacramento Annual Dinner||Reflections on Balancing a Career of Litigation, Pro Bono and Civic Involvement||2010|
|National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Western Regional Conference||What Korean Airline Crashes Can Teach Us About Diversity||2010|
|Law.com CLE Presentation||SLAPP Litigation -- Free Speech in the Commercial and Political Context||2010|
|BASF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor||Ashcroft v. Iqbal: The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision on Civil Rights Litigation||2010|
|9th Annual CLE Expo||Trade Secret Litigation: The New Method to Protect Theft of Intellectual Property||2010|
|NASABA Convention||A Conversation with New South Asians in Politics||2009|
|21st Annual NAPABA Convention||So You Think You Want to Run for Public Office||2009|
|NASABA Convention||Running for Office||2008|
|NAPABA Convention||Ethics Panel||2008|
|Minority Bar Council Conference||Panelist on Politics||2008|
Posted by Justin S.
Harmeet is a tremendous lawyer. I was recommended to her by another local SF attorney, who referred to her as a bulldog who stops at nothing to get the best results for her clients. I found this to be very true. We were dealing with a contract dispute, and the guy on the other side of the contract was at fault - a financial settlement was ultimately reached with me. She was aggressive, but smart. Her personality is fantastic, perfect mix of scary and smart. I actually think it helps a lot in these aggressive tense situations that she's a woman (not so obvious in a male dominated legal world (esp this speciality) - you have to consider everything when hiring a high-end lawyer, so this was a factor I thought about and found it to be a huge plus). I can't recommend her more strongly. She's a fabulous smart lawyer who goes above and beyond for her clients, and is always available (Christmas, New Years Eve, etc - I have seen it all). Highly recommend!
Posted by Rewa
She exudes professional acumen the moment you present your case to her. She has brilliant team of competent attorneys to follow up the case. Always responsive and help protect the client interests.
Posted by Virginia
Harmeet is ethical and has a high standard of integrity. She was extremely knowledgeable about First Amendment law and understood the importance and sensitivity of interacting and communicating with the press and me about my highly publicized case. Her way of communicating was factual, calm, and accurate. Because of her ethics and integrity, I could trust her to communicate on my behalf and to me without reservation, convey the message accurately, and be honest with her answers, facts, and assessments.
Since my case was also very political, Harmeet took the time to understand the flavor of the local political scene and all the details surrounding local politics in my community. Most of all, Harmeet was able to help me assess the risk of moving forward with a particular legal strategy, such as filing a cross complaint. Her advice was sound and based on her extensive professional experience, knowledge of the law, and the facts and circumstances of my case.
I hired Harmeet because I knew I would be in good hands with her and her superb associate and staff. I highly recommend Harmeet as a lawyer and have the utmost confidence that she will always have your best interest at heart and work hard at representing you with integrity and professionalism.
Posted by Ken
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 Robert
Harmeet and her team were very diligent and efficient about the matter I engaged them for, and earn an especially high rating because their response to my inquires typically came very fast and were very concise. Their knowledge of the law in my state and how it applied to my matter seemed spot-on. The attorney that I worked with in particular was able to frame the intricacies of the law in practical terms, which was helpful for me to make decisions.
Posted by Janice
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 Pankaj
Harmeet is an excellent Attorney. She is very knowledgable of her subject. Harmeet handles all her work very professionally and is extremely responsive. She has a very pleasant yet daring personality, which helps in her profession. It is a pleasure to work with such a wonderful person and I wish her all the success in her professional and personal life. I would always recommend her to all my contacts.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by Galen
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.
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