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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Attorney||Callahan & Blaine||2010 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Executive Committee-Education||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Business Litigation Section||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Intellectual Property Section||2010 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of California||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Orange County Business Journal||SEC's Proposed Amendment to the "Accredited Investor" Standard||2011|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Newsletter - The Defender||One iPhone, a Couple Beers, and a Potential Billion Dollar Mistake: The Value of Trade Secrets, Orange County Business Journal||2010|
|Orange County Business Journal||Protecting Your Company From Sexual Harassment Lawsuits||2010|
|San Fernando Business Journal||Intellectual Property, Protecting Your Great Ideas From Theft||2006|
|California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)||Advising and Defending Corporate Directors and Officers,||2003|
|University of San Diego School of Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||N/A|
|Robson Hall University of Manitoba||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|University of British Columbia||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Seminar||Branding Basics Trademark Seminar||2006|
|Featured presenter -IP, Entertainment and Internet Law||Idea Protection Under Implied Contract Theory||2006|