Kelly Armstrong

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Lawyer Kelly Armstrong

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 from 2015-2023.  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. 

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 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 and American Association for Justice. Ms. Armstrong has an Avvo attorney rating of 10.0 for the highest ranking category.

Ms. Armstrong enjoys traveling, cooking, entertaining and Love After Lockup.

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Current Employment Position

Managing Partner

Classes & Seminars

  • Women’s Rights & Ethics, Women in Trial Travel Summit (WITTS), Hong Kong, October 2023
  • Working With Disability, KALW, 91.7 FM, San Francisco, May 2021
  • Sexual Harassment in 2019: Top Tips for Protecting Your Rights, Professional Women’s Network (PWN), 2019
  • Sexual Harassment in the #TimesUp and #Metoo Era: Know Your Rights, General Assembly, 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, 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

Published Works

Representative Cases

  • Shiying Jin v. Buck Inst. for Research on Aging, No. A164941, 2023 Cal. App. WL 2639305 (Mar. 27, 2023)

Professional Associations

  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Public Justice


  • University of San Francisco School of Law
    San Francisco, California
  • University of California at Berkeley
    Berkeley, California