Dewald joined the Van Velden – Duffey team in 2021 as a candidate attorney in the criminal and litigation department.
Growing up, both Dewald’s parents were employed by the South African Police Service. This put him on the path to study law as he learned the importance of justice in a civilized society from a young age.
Dewald completed his LL.B degree in 2020 at the North-West University in Potchefstroom with a distinction in all final-year modules, including his final-year dissertation which focused on underage gambling in the gaming industry.
Dewald has always been an extrovert and considers himself a level-headed person who views criticism as an opportunity to learn and adapt to changing circumstances.