Harmeet Kaur Dhillon, the founder and senior partner of Dhillon Law Group Inc., is an experienced business trial lawyer, trusted boardroom advisor, and passionate advocate for individual, corporate and institutional clients across numerous industries and walks of life. From an early interest in constitutional litigation and positions at a nonprofit and the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, to a decade of practice at international law firms, to founding litigation boutique Dhillon Law Group in 2006, Harmeet’s legal career has been marked by a passion for justice, a zeal for attacking legal challenges, and very active civic engagement.
Harmeet has been active in public policy and political causes since college, when she was an Editor in Chief of The Dartmouth Review, a conservative campus newspaper. Her first political campaign work was as the President of Dartmouth Students for Jack Kemp in the 1988 primary election. She was President of the Federalist Society of the University of Virginia Law School, and clerked for Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer in the 4th Circuit (author of the main dissent in the recent travel ban en banc ruling in that court). Harmeet has run for office twice, as the first Indian American major party nominee for State Assembly in California (2008) and State Senate (2012). She has been a California Republican Party delegate for over a decade, representing San Francisco. She was the chair of the San Francisco Republican Party for four years, served for three year as Vice Chairman of the California Republican Party (as the first woman to win that position), and currently is the RNC Committeewoman from California, representing California on the RNC Standing Rules Committee. At the 2016 Republican National Convention, Harmeet was an at-large delegate from California for Donald Trump, served as the California Committeewoman on the Convention Rules Committee, and opened the second day nominating floor session of the convention with a Sikh prayer sung in Punjabi and translated to English. Born in India, Harmeet is the first Indian origin member of the RNC.
Harmeet has won numerous awards and recognition for her pro bono legal work on behalf of domestic violence survivors, religious discrimination plaintiffs, and asylum seekers fleeing religious or political persecution. She has also taken on numerous high-profile litigation matters involving political issues and matters affecting conservatives, free speech, public policy, and constitutional law, particularly the First Amendment. Harmeet lives in San Francisco and northern Sonoma County with her husband, where they enjoy sailing and hiking along the ocean bluffs.