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: 415-578-5717
Fax: 415-331-4407
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Civil Rights (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Kelly Armstrong is an employment attorney and managing partner of The Armstrong Law Firm in San Francisco, California. Ms. Armstrong has many years of experience representing employees in matters involving disability discrimination, employment discrimination, race discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wage and hour laws, whistleblower claims and wrongful termination. 

    Ms. Armstrong represents employees in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley and throughout Northern California. Her clients come from cities, including Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, Sausalito, Corte Madera, San Rafael, Mill Valley, San Anselmo, Larkspur, Sonoma, Walnut Creek, Hayward, Orinda, Lafayette and San Ramon. 

    After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor’s degree, Ms. Armstrong earned her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She holds a license to practice law before all California state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Active in the legal community, Ms. Armstrong belongs to the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the California Employment Lawyers Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, Public Justice and the American Association for Justice. Dedicated to professional education, she has spoken on employment law topics for many organizations and been featured on several national news outlets. 

    Recognizing her accomplishments and legal achievements, San Francisco magazine included Ms. Armstrong on its “Top Women Attorneys in Northern California” list several years in a row. She is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, invitation-only organizations for attorneys who have obtained large recoveries or verdicts for their clients.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 30%Civil Rights
    • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
    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 7 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

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    About Kelly Armstrong

    Admitted: 2001, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.thearmstronglawfirm.com/attorney/kelly-armstrong...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Honor
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • USF School of Law Scholarship
    • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
    • Avvo – Rating of “10 out of 10” for Top Employment Attorney, 2014-2020
    • Client Distinction Honor, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

    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
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    Office Location for Kelly Armstrong

    802 Montgomery St
    San Francisco, CA 94133

    Phone: 415-578-5717

    Fax: 415-331-4407

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    Last Updated: 5/17/2021

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