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I have dedicated my career to representing employees and fighting to make them whole.  I only represent employees, never employers.  My firm prosecutes sexual harassment, race harassment, disability discrimination, whistleblower retaliation and wrongful termination cases.  We work hard to obtain evidence and witnesses to help clients win.  If the employer is not willing to be reasonable and the case is viable, we will not hesitate to go to trial.


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Practice areas


  1. Discrimination: 34%
  2. Wrongful Termination: 33%
  3. Sexual Harassment: 33%



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  • Genevieve Kathryn Guertin

    Kelly is a formidable lawyer who possesses not only a nuanced mastery of the law, but also the stealth, experience and compassion that make her a champion for her clients. I would highly recommend her for anyone who has suffered discrimination in the workplace.


    Genevieve Guertin Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jeannette A Vaccaro

    Kelly is a fierce and strong advocate. She has a deep understanding of the law and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need.


    Jeannette Vaccaro Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Armstrong Law Firm

655 Montgomery Street.
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA, 94111


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top Women Attorneys in Northern CaliforniaSan Francisco Magazine2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerThe Armstrong Law Firm, A.P.C.2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Public Justice FoundationMember2011 - Present
American Association of JusticeMember2009 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe v. Corporation$2,300,000
John Doe v. Corporation$1,250,000
Lesterhuis v. Import Motors dba BMW Concord$800,000+ incl. fees and costs
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Publication nameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum MagazineInvasion of Privacy in The Modern Era: The increasing trend toward protecting individual rights2014
American Association of Justice: Trial MagazineSexual Harassment in the Workplace2014
American Association for Justice: WTLCSexual Harassment: Employer Defenses2014
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum MagazineWhistleblower Retaliation Claims Under Labor Code Section 1102.5: Pitfalls and Pointers for Practitioners2013
American Association for Justice: WTLCGay Civil Rights Momentum in 2013: Historic Year for LGBT Rights With More Efforts Needed2013
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum MagazinePregnancy Discrimination: The Latest Expanding Area of Law for Trial Lawyers2012
American Association for Justice (AAJ)Employment Tips: Top Tips for Victims of Sexual Harassment2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - BerkeleyAmerican HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CELA Annual Conference998s: Leveraging Your Case for Settlement and TrialCELA2014
CELA Annual ConferenceCELA: Deposition Skills Seminar2014
CABALCABAL: Exhausting Exhaustion and Limiting Statutes of Limitation2014
California Employment Lawyers AssociationCELA: Developing and Managing Your Own Website2013
SFTLA RoundtablePlaintiff's Employment: Legal Research Online and Beyond2012
CAOC WebinarPregnancy Discrimination: The Latest Expanding Area of Law for Trial Lawyers2012
CAOC 51st Annual ConventionSexual Harassment: A to Z2012
CAOC Donald L. Galine SeminarSexual Harassment Depositions and Discovery2011