Kelly Armstrong

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

The Armstrong Law Firm
 | 802 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: 415-331-4400
Fax: 415-331-4407
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff,
  • Civil Rights (0%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (0%)
Attorney Profile

Having spent more than a decade handling employment law cases, Kelly Armstrong has earned the respect of clients and peers alike. As founder of The Armstrong Law Firm, she works diligently on behalf of employees in Northern California who have been adversely affected due to issues such as discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation.

Whenever an employer uses unfair labor practices, workers have a right to pursue legal remedies. Ms. Armstrong has devoted her career to litigating and negotiating awards on behalf of clients. Her successes include obtaining $2.3 million in a matter involving retaliation and $3.75 million for a client who suffered discrimination and wrongful termination. Several of her cases have made headlines in local and national media outlets.

Combining results like this with her personalized representation, Ms. Armstrong has earned accolades such as holding an Avvo “Superb” rating and being admitted as a member to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

When she is not at her practice, Ms. Armstrong is devoted to honing her craft and sharing her knowledge with others. She is a member of organizations such as the Consumer Attorneys of California, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Public Justice, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Additionally, she is a published author and frequently lectures on employment law topics.

In 1993, Ms. Armstrong earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

In her free time, Ms. Armstrong loves to cook, travel and entertain friends and family.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (100%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Civil Rights (0%): Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination

Employment & Labor (0%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018

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About Kelly Armstrong

Admitted: 2001, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.thearmstronglawfirm.com/Attorneys/Kelly-Armstron...

Honors/Awards:

  • Rated “10 out of 10”, Top Employment Attorney, Avvo
  • Top 5%, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2015-2017
  • Client Distinction Honor, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine, 2015-2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • American Association for Justice and Public Justice
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Stopping Sexual Harassment, American Association for Justice, Trial Magazine, March 2018
  • Sexual Harassment: Employer Defenses, American Association for Justice, WTLC, 2014
  • Invasion of Privacy in the Modern Era: The increasing trend toward protecting individual rights, Consumer Attorneys of California, FORUM, 2014
  • Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Under Labor Code Section 1102.5: Pitfalls and Pointers for Practitioners, Consumer Attorneys of California, FORUM, 2013
  • Gay Civil Rights Momentum in 2013: Historic Year for LGBT Rights with More Efforts Needed, American Association for Justice, WTLC, 2013
  • Pregnancy Discrimination: The Latest Expanding Area of Law for Trial Lawyers, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), FORUM Magazine, 2012
  • Employment Tips: Top Tips for Victims of Sexual Harassment, American Association for Justice (AAJ), 2011
  • Sexual Assault: Top Practitioner Tips for Working Up Cases, California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) Annual Conference, 2017
  • Employment Discrimination: Age Discrimination and LGBTQ Rights, American Association for Justice Annual Conference, 2017
  • Sexual Assault: Top Practitioner Tips for Working Up Cases from A to Z, Consortium of Trial Lawyer Associations, SFTLA & CAOC, 2016
  • Whistleblowers: An Overview of Federal Whistleblower Protections, Consortium of Trial Lawyer Organizations, SFTLA & CAOC, 2016
  • CELA: Deposition Skills Seminar, California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2014
  • 998s: Leveraging Your Case for Settlement and Trial, California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2014
  • Exhausting Exhaustion and Limiting Statutes of Limitation, CABAL, 2014
  • CELA: Developing and Managing Your Own Website, California Employment Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Plaintiff's Employment: Legal Research Online and Beyond, SFTLA Roundtable, 2012
  • Pregnancy Discrimination: The Latest Expanding Area of Law for Trial Lawyers, CAOC Webinar, 2012
  • Sexual Harassment: A to Z, CAOC 51st Annual Convention, 2012
  • Sexual Harassment Depositions and Discovery, CAOC Donald L. Galine Seminar, 2011
  • Age Discrimination in California: A comparison of the ADEA versus FEHA, Consumer Attorneys of California, FORUM, March/April 2017
  • Disability Discrimination: The Most Popular Employment-Discrimination Claim in California, SFTLA, Plaintiff Magazine, June 2016
  • Whistleblowers: An overview of federal and state whistleblower retaliation protections for California clients, Consumer Attorneys of California, FORUM, July/August 2015
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, American Association for Justice, Trial Magazine, April 2014

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • CAOC
  • CELA
  • NELA
  • Public Justice
  • SFTLA
Office Location for Kelly Armstrong

802 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94133

Phone: 415-331-4400

Fax: 415-331-4407

Kelly Armstrong:

Last Updated: 11/29/2018

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