Harmeet K. Dhillon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Dhillon Law Group Inc.
 | 177 Post Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-433-1700
Fax: 415-520-6593
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%),
  • Constitutional Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Harmeet K. Dhillon is the founder of Dhillon Law Group Inc. in San Francisco, California. Ms. Dhillon represents plaintiffs in employment-related cases and handles various other complex civil matters throughout the San Francisco region.

A nationally recognized attorney, Ms. Dhillon has nearly two decades of experience with litigation, arbitration and mediation. Over the course of her career, she has been involved in many high-profile cases. She is a regular contributor to Fox News and represents prominent clients, including artists, authors, business leaders, educational institutions, nonprofits and public utilities.

Before founding Dhillon Law Group Inc., Ms. Dhillon clerked for judges in Baltimore and the District of Columbia. She also practiced at various international firms and served as a solicitor for the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

An AV Preeminent* rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Ms. Dhillon is the recipient of awards from organizations, including the South Asian Bar Association of North America, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She holds various leadership roles, including serving as legal counsel for the Sikh Coalition and the Lohgarh Sikh Educational Foundation.

Ms. Dhillon received a bachelor’s degree in classical studies from Dartmouth College and earned her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. She practices before state courts in California and New York, as well as before several federal courts. In addition to her practice, she has authored articles and spoken at several legal events.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (30%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Employment Litigation (30%)

Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Constitutional Law (10%)

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018

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About Harmeet Dhillon

Admitted: 2000, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.dhillonlaw.com/team/harmeet-k-dhillon/

Honors/Awards:

  • Outstanding Community Service Award, Minority Bar Council, 2002
  • Distinguished Community Service Award, Centennial Foundation (Canada), 2003
  • Distinguished Community Service Award, Centennial Foundation of Canada, 2003
  • “Northern California Super Lawyer”,  Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011-2012
  • “SALDEF Public Service Award”, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), 2013
  • Cornerstone Award, North American South Asian Bar Association (, 2012
  • Outstanding Attorney Award, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, 2010
  • Outstanding Community Service Award, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, 2002
  • Best Lawyers Under 40, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2007
  • Woman Leader in Law, The Recorder, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Member, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, 2001-2004
  • Chair, Civil Rights Committee,  South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, 2007-2009
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, District of Delaware
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • Trustee, Sikh Foundation, 2001-2009
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • Legal Counsel, Sikh Coalition, 2007 - Present
  • New York, 1995
  • Trustee - The Sikh Coalition - 2001-2009 
  • Judiciary Committee - Bar Association of San Francisco, 2011- Present 
  • Director, Support Network for Battered Women, Santa Clara County, 2001-2003
  • Director, California Women’s Leadership Association, 2008-2009
  • Legal Counsel, Lohgarh Sikh Educational Foundation, 1993 - Present
  • Director - South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, 2001-2009
  • England and Wales
  • Member - National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2006 - Present 
  • Chair, Civil Rights Committee, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, 2007-2009
  • Director, California Women’s Leadership Association, 2004-2005
  • Legal Counsel, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1998 - Present
  • California
  • Executive Committee - Minority Bar Coalition of Northern California, 2009
  • Board Member at Large, Director, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, 2001 - 2004

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Counsel - Sikh American Legal and Educational Defense Fund
  • Volunteer Counsel - Sikh Coalition 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “What Korean Airline Crashes Can Teach Us About Diversity”, National Pacific American Bar Association Western Regional Conference, July, 2010
  • California Republican Party Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Democrat-Controlled Political Action Committee, CAGOP, 2015
  • State Prisons Settle Discrimination Case, Daily Journal, 2011
  • Diversity Lacking Among Mediators, Some Attorneys Say, Daily Journal, 2012
  • Creative Expression Can Help Make Better Lawyers, San Francisco Attorney, 2013
  • Punished for Politics: Viewpoint Discrimination, Daily Journal, 2014
  • SD7: The Saga of the GOP Elephant Logo, Contra Costa Times, 2015
  • State GOP Files Trademark Infringement Complaint Against Labor-backed PAC, EBCitizen,  2015
  • What Korean Airline Crashes Can Teach Us About Diversity, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Western Regional Conference, 2010
  • Indian Americans Speak Out After Loretta Sanchez Gaffe, LA Times, 2015
  • Republicans, Campaign Committee Settle Elephant Litigation, The Sacramento Bee, 2015
  • SLAPP Litigation -- Free Speech in the Commercial and Political Context, Law.com CLE Presentation, 2010
  • Ashcroft v. Iqbal: The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision on Civil Rights Litigation, BASF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, 2010
  • Trade Secret Litigation: The New Method to Protect Theft of Intellectual Property, 9th Annual CLE Expo, 2010
  • Gubernatorial Hopeful Brown Targeted by Sikh Group, India West, 2010
  • Will the Real LA County GOP Please Stand Up?, Flash Report , 2010
  • Activists Lose Fight to Grab LA GOP Leadership, Los Angeles Daily News, 2010
  • The Emergence of Sikh Advocacy, Civil Rights in Wartime, 2009
  • Brother Sister Legal Team Fights to Protect Bay Area Sikhs, The Recorder, 2001
  • Corrections Department/Discrimination Case: Sikh Job Applicant Wins Beard Ruling, The Sacramento Bee, 2008
  • Panelist on Presidential Campaigns, Minority Bar Council Conference (Golden Gate Law School, San Francisco), 2008
  • Ethical Issues: What Do You Do When Your Friend Crosses the Line?, NAPABA Convention (Seattle), 2008
  • Running for Office as a South Asian Lawyer, NASABA Convention (Chicago), 2008
  • Daily Journal Profile of Harmeet Dhillon, Outside the Box, Daily Journal, 2014
  • Author, Downward facing dogma? Court disagrees, Daily Journal, 2015
  • Author, Guarding the liberties of religious Americans, Daily Journal, 2015
  • Author, When employees speak for the state, Daily Journal, 2015
  • Speaker, LLC vs Corporation: What’s the Right Business Structure for Entrepreneurial Political Practitioners?, American Association Of Political Consultants, 2016
  • Preliminary Injunctive Relief in the Federal Courts, ALI/ABA publication, 1996
  • So You Think You Want to Run for Public Office, 21st Annual NAPABA Convention (Boston), 2009
  • A Conversation with New South Asians in Politics, NASABA Convention (Vancouver), 2009
  • The New Gold Rush? Wireless Opportunities for Colleges and Universities Through EBS Broadcast Spectrum Leases, University Business, 2007
  • Who Should Replace Justice Stevens on the Supreme Court?, ABC 7 KGO Evening News, 2010
  • Reflections on Balancing a Career of Litigation, Pro Bono and Civic Involvement, SABA Sacramento Annual Dinner, 2010

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Educational Background:

  • Dartmouth College, A.B., Classical Studies  , 1989
Office Location for Harmeet K. Dhillon

177 Post Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415-433-1700

Fax: 415-520-6593

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Last Updated: 12/4/2018

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