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Aya J. Deam


(213) 576-5033
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Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


J.D., Loyola Law School

B.A., Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, Coursework in International Relations


  • Japanese

Aya J. Deam is a partner in the Los Angeles office and is a member of the Commercial Litigation and Employment practice groups. She is also the Director of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group for the Western Region.  She has litigated a wide range of disputes in state and federal courts, as well as appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeals. Her practice includes the defense of employers facing wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour claims.  Ms. Deam has litigated professional liability disputes such as the defense of architects, engineers, real estate brokers, insurance brokers, and lawyers.  She also handles business litigation claims  including contract interference, unfair competition, and breach of non-disclosure and non-competition agreements. 


U.S. District Court, Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


Pasadena Bar Association
Los Angeles Bar Association
Japanese American Bar Association


Conversational Japanese