Rattan Dev. S. Dhaliwal, Esq.

Rattan Dev Singh Dhaliwal, Esq. has been practicing law in the Bay Area since 1995. Mr. Dhaliwal obtained a Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts from Nagpur University in 1981. He received a law degree from Punjabi University in Patiala in 1984. Mr. Dhaliwal practiced criminal defense for 4 years in India. In 1994, Mr. Dhaliwal earned an LLM from Golden Gate University. He was admitted to the California State Bar and the Federal District Court Bar for the Northern District of California in 1995. His primary practice areas are tax law, immigration, bankruptcy, civil litigation, and corporate law. Mr. Dhaliwal is an active member of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum (BABF) and National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Association (NACBA).

Education
Golden Gate University
1994 LLM

Punjabi University
1984 Bachelor of Law (LLB)

Nagpur University
1981 Bachelor of Liberal Arts

Admissions & Organizations

  • Admitted to California State Bar
  • Admitted to United States District Court for the Norther District of California
  • Admitted to the United States Tax Court
  • Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum Member (BABF)
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Association Member (NACBA).


  • Professional Experience

  • Dhaliwal Law Group, Inc. (2012-present)
  • Dhaliwal & Rouhani (2000-2011)
  • Law Offices of Rattan Dev. S. Dhaliwal (1995-2000)
  • ERUM A. CHOUDHRY, Legal Consultant

    Erum has years of experience in the fields of Immigration (immigrant and non-immigrant visas) and bankruptcy, including Chapters 7, 11, and 13. Her areas of focus in Immigration include high volume immigrant and non-immigrant case in H, L, TN, EB1/EB2/EB5, extraordinary/exceptional ability visas, treaty/investor visa, permanent residency (green cards) including PERM labor certificate, naturalization, asylum, deportation and I-9 Compliance and Audits. To educate immigrants regarding their rights, Ms. Choudhry has translated immigration law to and from English to Urdu. Erum was a member of PAWLA (Pakistan Women Lawyers’ Association) which helps indigent women on humanitarian grounds. Besides legal vision, she also has an artistic hand (artist/painter/sculptor). Her artwork has been exhibited in the art galleries of Japan, Russia, Pakistan and USA. Education

  • Cornell Law School
               LL.M
  • S.M. Law College
              Bachelor of Law (LLB)
  • P.E.C.H.S. Girls College
               Bachelor of Fine Arts


  • Admissions & Organizations

  • Admitted to High Court of Sindh Bar, Karachi
  • Works/ San Jose, Art Gallery
  • Pakistan Women Lawyers Association Member

  • Professional Experience

    Ellahie & Farooqui, LLP

    Aliah A. Abdo, Esq.

    Aliah practices general civil and employment litigation, and is also experienced in contract, bankruptcy, personal injury, and consumer law. In 2008, she graduated cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was a member of the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal and published an 80 page note, The Legal Status of Hijab in the United States: A Look at the Sociopolitical Influences on the Legal Right to Wear the Muslim Headscarf, 5 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 441 (2008), which has been cited at least 29 times. In 2003, Aliah earned her B.A. with high distinction from the University of California, Berkeley. She also obtained a teaching credential in the social sciences from San Jose State University and is a Governing Board Member for the Council on American-Islamic Relations for the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.

    Education
    University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    2008 Juris Doctor
    Cum Laude

    San Jose State University
    2005 Teaching Credential in Social Sciences
    University of California, Berkeley
    2003 Bachelor of Arts
    High Distinction

    Admissions & Organizations

  • Admitted to the California State Bar
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Governing Board Member for the Council on American-Islamic Relations – SFBA (2010-Present)
  • South Asian Bar Association Member
  • Bay Area Muslim Lawyers Association Member

  • Professional Experience

  • Pierce & Shearer, LLP (2015-2017)
  • Consumer Law Center, Inc. (2014-2015)
  • Ellahie & Farooqui, LLP (2010-2015)
  • The Honorable Charles R. Breyer, U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of California (2008)
  • Lewis Feinberg Lee Renaker & Jackson, LLP (2007-2008)
  • The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center, Workers Rights Clinic (2007)
  • The Prison Law Office (2006)