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John Thomas Stralen

Employment and labor Attorney at Sacramento, CA

4.9   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    40%
    Wage & Hour Disputes

    30 years

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    Handles primarily Plaintiff's personal injury, wage and hour, and class action cases.

    30 years

  3. Wrongful death
    20%

  4. Brain injury
    10%

  5. Class action
    10%

       I graduated with honors from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. Since graduating in 1994, I have handled personal injury cases since I became an attorney in 1994. The cases I have handled in the past that I am the most proud of are the ones which have resulted in change for the public good, such as employment cases where the defendant has changed policy to the benefit of the employees, and injury cases where the defendant adopts a new safety policy as a result of my client’s case.

       I am a member of the Sacramento Bar Association, the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of California (State Trial Lawyers Association). I have served on my church parish’s pastoral council, my kids’ schools Advisory Commission, and I am currently a member of the school facility subcommittee on safety.  I like to support youth programs.  I coached a competitive girls’ soccer team for several years, and I am a certified soccer and futsal referee.  My brother and I founded the Elk Grove Futsal Club, a non-profit indoor youth soccer league, which has provided an indoor-style youth soccer program to children in the Sacramento area on a non-profit basis during the winter season since 2006.

 

Location

The Arnold Law Firm
865 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA, 95825

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Steven | June 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Arnold Law firm is excepional!
i received phenomenal results working with John, Gina, and Kelley at the Arnold Law Firm. the provided top-notch legal care, advice, and representation for me through all phases of the process. I never expected to need an attorney but this was an amazing experience all around. I always take my legal issues here. I definitely encourage and recommend others to work with them if you ever need a lawyer! Their client representation is tremendous! They are incredibly helpful and well prepared and you can count on them. During my difficult situation, they were extremely accommodating and came through for me. I am grateful for everything Arnold Law Firm did for me. They made my uncomfortable legal issue more tolerable to get through. Along with the great legal representation they made me feel supported and well cared for. I couldn’t have done it without them. I highly recommend the Arnold Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Personal Injury Attorney
My case lasted almost 5 years and Mr. John Stralen was there with me every step of the way. John is a rare find in the "Attorney World" where he is honest, transparent, and cares about you. He goes to bat and will not allow you to be pushed around. He knows the law, is extremely experienced, and I would recommend him to anybody needing an attorney for Personal Injury. Damn good lawyer!!! His team was terrific as well that includes Attorney Ray Tuason, Case Manager Karen Lee, and Legal Assistant Kelley Anderson. Teamwork makes the Dream work. I was extremely satisfied with how they treated my case and me especially along the way. I will forever keep the Arnold Law Firm and Mr. Stralen on my list of referrals and contacts. Thank You for caring about me and working hard to represent my case!!!
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Posted by c. | August 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The real deal...
While this review is long overdue it comes only after pulling my life back together with the help of my attorney John Stralen. I contacted John for help with a wage and hour lawsuit. After a lengthy consultation John agreed to take the case, and in my opinion, John went far above and beyond in completing his research and investigations. Understandably these types of cases can take a significant amount of time to resolve, and my case was no exception. John worked tirelessly and relentlessly to gather all the facts and evidence necessary for the successful resolution of my case. Throughout the duration of my case I ended up temporarily homeless, and John was always there for support and encouragement. By the time my case was resolved I felt I no longer had an attorney, but a family member and a friend in John who genuinely cared not only for my case but for me as an individual. I simply can't think of another attorney who I could recommend that can be trusted and counted on to do everything possible to live up to the motto of their firm: Justice4you. John fought long and hard and in the end got me justice. I'll never forget what John has done for me. He has truly helped me to reestablish my life. When it comes to attorneys, John Stralen is truly the "real deal".
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Posted by Ignacio | December 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Stralen--Great attorney and easy to work with
John did an excellent job representing me on my personal injury case. He was very easy to work with and frequently communicated with me regarding the status of my case. My injury was a difficult time for me and John was upbeat and understanding. His technical competency as an attorney is beyond reproach. I strongly recommend John of the Arnold Law firm as your personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Toni | December 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney. Highly Recommended!
I hired John Stralen from the Arnold Law Firm to handle my claim. John was great. Highly recommended!
Posted by Chris | November 10, 2014
Great Experience
John represented me for a wage and hour claim against a previous employer. I couldn't be happier with the result. John seemed to really care about getting me the outcome that I felt I deserved. He's professional and reliable, and I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Stephanie | October 1, 2014
Supportive attorney
A family member recommended John after I was injured in a car accident while 6 months pregnant. Although the process took a long time, John kept us informed about what was happening along the way. He was supportive during my difficult deposition and I felt like I had someone who was truly on my side. I was very satisifed with the way the mediation session was handled and the ultimate settlment that I received.
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Posted by Jessica | September 30, 2014
Our Superman!
John was my attorney on a case for myself and my husband. He has a true compassion for his clients and their needs. John became involved in our case just a few months prior to our court date and I was so comfortable with him that it felt he had been our attorney for years! He is genuine and professional and I would highly recommend him to anyone searching for a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by JC | February 25, 2013
JC Swan
I highly recommend hiring John if you need and attorney. I was injured in a car accident that wasn’t my fault and didn’t know what to do. The insurance company contacted me and offered a settlement and I wanted advice. A friend introduced me to John. When we met, John said that he could not offer me any guarantees, but he thought that I had a good case and he agreed to represent me against the other driver’s insurance company. Throughout my case, John called me several times to update me and to see how I was doing. Whenever I had a question or didn’t understand something, John always made sure he took the time to answer my questions and explain things to me in a clear, straight forward manner. He worked hard on my case, and he obtained an excellent settlement that was several times more than the insurance company first offered me before I had and attorney.
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Posted by Elna | February 1, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great personality
He was unable to assist me. He directed me to another lawyer. That's all I can think of to say.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Arnold Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of John T. Stralen, APC
  • 1999 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Ericson, Arbuthnot Attorneys at Law
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Caulfield, Davies, & Donohue
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Daley & Heft, LLP
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Legal Intern
  • San Diego County District Attorney's Office
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Legal Intern
  • Sacramento County District Attorney's Office
  • 1988 - 1988
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Education

  • California Western SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • California St Univ Sacramento
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989
  • Diablo Valley College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bedford v. Mix
  • Verdict for Plaintiff finding defendant engaged in fraud and breach of contract and an award of full damages sought. Total recovery with damages, costs, interest and attorney fees was $295,000.00.
  • Long v Butte County Water District, et al.
  • Jury verdict setting damages at 1.2 million dollars apportioning fault of 40% against non-settling defendants.
  • Doe v. Employer
  • Lead counsel, 5.7 million dollar settlement pending court approval.
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Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Capital City Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Placer County Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • 2004 - Present
  • El Dorado County Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • 2004 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Sacramento County Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • 2000 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2017
  • Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2017
  • Nominee--Trial Lawyer of Year
  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Nominee--Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Allstar, February 2012
  • Keenan & Ball Trial College
  • 2012
  • Law Review
  • California Western School of Law
  • 1992
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Publications

  • The Keenan Edge
  • Case Example/Reference
  • 2012
  • California Western Law Review
  • Contributor
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • CCTLA Problem Solving Clinic
  • Excluding the Biomechanic Expert from Trial
  • 2017
  • Keenan & Ball Masters Seminar
  • Use of American Medical Assoc. Guidelines for Rating Permanent Injury Cases
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (19)
Endorse John
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend this lawyer. John is an excellent attorney with an outstanding repuatation in the legal community. I have personally referred cases to John to litigate due to my confidence in his abilities and his history of successful trial verdicts."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is extremely knowledgeable and is relentless in obtaining the best result for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I met John when we had a case against each other. He was very professional then and I have had great experiences with him since working on the same side and discussing cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer for not only personal injury/tort litigation but employment/wage and hour litigation."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He cares about his clients and it shows in his work."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a very knowledgeable, intelligent, diligent, and personable advocate. We worked together on many cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is aggressive and knowledgable. He was on the opposite end of one of my cases. He is also a colleague who knows his stuff and will advocate for his clients well."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is known as a very thorough and hard working advocate for his clients. He is well known for the highest legal, moral and ethical standards."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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