Kelly Armstrong

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Kelly Armstrong

Partner
Location:
San Francisco, California
Phone:
866-590-6082
415-692-0462
415-275-3287
Email:

Kelly Armstrong represents clients in employment cases against the nation's largest companies. Ms. Armstrong is the founding partner of The Armstrong Law Firm in San Francisco, California. The Armstrong Law Firm has generated millions of dollars in revenue for its clients including $3,750,000 for a discrimination/wrongful termination case, $2,300,000 for a retaliation case and $1,250,000 for a harassment case. Ms. Armstrong has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in the top 5% and named one of the Top Women Attorneys in Northern California.

Ms. Armstrong only represents plaintiffs. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley where she earned the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa and attended law school at the University of San Francisco School of Law where she was awarded a scholarship. She is a frequent lecturer and author on a variety of employment law topics. Ms. Armstrong's cases and/or commentary have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, International Herald Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury as well as ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. She is also a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, American Association of Justice and Public Justice. Ms. Armstrong has an Avvo attorney rating of 10.0 for the highest ranking category.

Ms. Armstrong enjoys traveling, cooking, entertaining and The Vikings.

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Areas of Practice

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Civil Rights

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D.
  • University of California at Berkeley
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • Stopping Sexual Harassment, American Association for Justice, Trial Magazine, March 2018
  • Age Discrimination in California: A Comparison of the ADEA Versus FEHA, Consumer Attorneys of California, FORUM Magazine, 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 Magazine, July/August 2015
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace , American Association for Justice: Trial Magazine, April 2014
  • 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 Magazine, 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

Classes/Seminars

  • Sexual Harassment in the #TimesUp and #Metoo Era: Know Your Rights, General Assembly, June 2018
  • Sexual Harassment on The Chip Franklin Show, KGO, 810 AM, May 2018
  • Workplace Sexual Harassment: Tearing Down Gender Barriers with Kelly Armstrong, Watermark for Women, May 2018
  • Sexual Harassment Interview with Amanda Eichstaedt, KMWR, 90.5 FM, May 2018
  • Sexual Harassment & Its Remedies in the Workplace, KALW, 91.7 FM, San Francisco, May 2018
  • Sexual Harassment in the Post-Weinstein Era: Know Your Rights, Women in Technology International (WITI), 2018
  • 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

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA)
  • American Association for Justice and Public Justice