Dean Royer

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Dean Royer

Dean Royer is an associate attorney with Oakland California law firm, Siegel & Yee.


Dean Royer practices employment, civil rights, education, and labor law. he has represented clients in discrimination (race, gender, sexual orientation), retaliation, whistleblower, and wrongful termination cases. He has also represented labor unions. Dean has appeared in both state and federal court. He has experience with litigation at both the trial and appellate court levels. Super Lawyers magazine named Dean Royer as one of its Rising Stars in 2011.

Royer also provides pro bono service to individuals and groups. He worked with community groups to challenge human rights violations in Haiti and advocate for a sweatshop-free ordinance in Berkeley. Dean also defended individuals charged with infractions related to a transportation fare strike. He is the updating editor for the Employee and Union Member Guide to Labor Law (West), Chapter 1 ("Organizing the Unorganized").

Dean Royer received a B.A. from Tufts University in 1996 and his J.D. from New College of California in 2004. He obtained his license to practice law in December of 2004 and joined Siegel & Yee in August of 2005.[1]


  1. [, Siegel & Yee bio, accessed Feb. 2, 2012]