Kelly Armstrong

Kelly Armstrong

San Francisco, California

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 have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury and CNN radio nationwide as well as ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in. 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


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

Published Works


  • 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
  • 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