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Ms. Dewar is an experienced lawyer focusing on labor & employment and business litigation. She has litigated complex cases in the state, federal and appellate courts for individuals to Fortune 500 companies, involving employment claims and disputes, unfair business practices, fraud, corporate disputes, and director and officer liability.


She represents employers and employees in complex employment law matters and is PHR certified, Professional in Human Resources.  She is skilled in wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination based on age, race, sex, disability, pregnancy, harassment, hostile work environment, Family Medical Leave Act, employment and severance agreements.   


She was named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine for three consecutive years. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the B. Dubrienski International Masters of Law Scholarship, the Neil J. MacDonald Award in Criminal Law, the highest grade point average in Pretrial Process (Civil Procedure), the Law Book Company Prize in Family Law, and the Solomon Greenberg Advocacy Honor List.



Ms. Dewar has written extensively on business and employment law issues. She was also a contributing author for Advising and Defending Corporate Directors and Officers, California Treatise Continuing Education of the Bar.  She was the featured presenter for the Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Internet Law Section of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association on the topic of "Idea Protection Under Implied Contract Theory." She has lectured on business and advertising law to other attorneys and was the guest speaker for Branding Basics Trademark Seminar Los Angeles MCLE Marathon.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 60%
  2. Litigation: 40%

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  • Neda Soleimanian

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Dewar and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is competent, hard working, and also a pleasure to work with. Any client can rest assured knowing that their case is in the hands of Ms. Dewar.


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Contact info

Dewar Law Firm

1001 4th Ave Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCallahan & Blaine2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee-Education2010 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationBusiness Litigation Section2010 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationIntellectual Property Section2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A2001 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Orange County Business JournalSEC's Proposed Amendment to the "Accredited Investor" Standard2011
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Newsletter - The DefenderOne iPhone, a Couple Beers, and a Potential Billion Dollar Mistake: The Value of Trade Secrets, Orange County Business Journal2010
Orange County Business JournalProtecting Your Company From Sexual Harassment Lawsuits2010
San Fernando Business JournalIntellectual Property, Protecting Your Great Ideas From Theft2006
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Advising and Defending Corporate Directors and Officers,2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawLL.M - Master of LawsN/A
University of Manitoba Faculty of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of British ColumbiaPsychologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education SeminarBranding Basics Trademark Seminar2006
Featured presenter -IP, Entertainment and Internet LawIdea Protection Under Implied Contract Theory2006