Robert Strickland




Robert Strickland is an accomplished attorney with outstanding experience in civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and transactional work.  His primary focus with Strickland Law Group is obtaining results for clients in personal injury, employment, and family law matters.


Robert began his career in 2004 at the California Department of Insurance where he assisted individuals and corporate entities with interpreting and applying statutes regulating California’s insurance industry.  This experience continues to provide Strickland Law Group with the necessary knowledge and insight in handling complex coverage issues and limiting individual exposure for our clients.


Robert then joined the preeminent law firm of Brayton Purcell in Novato, CA.  Here his practice included personal injury, product liability, and mass toxic tort litigation.  Responsible for all aspects of client matters, Robert was successful in obtaining high yield settlements and contributing to seven figure verdicts.  Robert’s professional achievements were recognized by the firm when it quickly promoted him to lead attorney and executive manager of its Los Angeles office. 


After two years managing the Los Angeles office, Robert returned to the Bay Area to marry his wife, Kimberly Strickland.  Robert’s practice in Northern California has centered on employment law including pursuing and defending claims for employment discrimination, retaliation, disability, and wage and hour compliance.  Robert also advises business clients on compliance with employment laws.  This work allowed Robert to develop close ties with clients ranging from business owners, independent contractors, union members, employees, and civil servants including many members of California’s law enforcement agencies.  Robert’s extensive knowledge of laws and regulations affecting employees, organizations, corporations, administrative agencies, and state and local government has proven an invaluable asset to the firm and its clients.

Robert is admitted to practice law in all courts in the State of California, as well as the Northern, Eastern, and Central District Federal Courts.  He is also admitted to practice and argue before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. 


When away from the office, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and his two young boys, playing music (guitar, piano, and attempts at the banjo), hiking, and playing tennis.  


Highlights and Professional Accomplishments:

  • Successfully arguing and winning before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals the defense of a whistleblower action.

  • Drafting and obtaining a published 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the matter of Ambat v. City and County of San Francisco.

  • Designated as class counsel by the California Superior Court in litigation affecting hundreds of workers

  • Recognized for achievement by the California Employment Lawyers Association Gala 2014.

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star Award Recipient 2016



Kimberly Strickland



Kimberly Strickland is a skilled attorney with an array of experience ranging from advising clients and businesses on transactional matters to multi-party complex litigation.  Kimberly's practice focuses primarily on real estate, business advising, and estate planning including trust administration and probate.  


Kimberly's goal was always to return to her hometown with a practice that served this community. In furtherance of this goal, Kimberly clerked for Brayton Purcell in Novato, CA throughout law school, gaining experience and making great local connections.  Brayton hired Kimberly upon graduation and quickly advanced her career.  As a second year attorney she was preparing and second-chairing trials of multi-party million dollar personal injury and product liability cases.  Kimberly was also frequently sent down to Los Angeles to work alongside Robert Strickland, now her husband and business partner, in preparing Orange County and Los Angeles cases for trial.


With the know-how to successfully litigate complex and multi-party cases, Kimberly moved on to focus her practice on Construction, Business and Property law with de la Pena & Holiday.  Kimberly managed a heavy caseload, including trying cases to the jury and the bench in construction defect and property dispute lawsuits. Kimberly also enjoyed expanding her practice to include advising business clients on contracts, employment issues and business formation, and assisting personal clients with their estate planning.  In 2013 Kimberly and Robert formed Strickland Law Group in her hometown of Petaluma, CA.  


Kimberly is admitted to practice law in all courts in the State of California; Northern, Central, and Southern District Courts; and 9th Circuit Court of Appeal.


In her free time you can find Kimberly spending time with her husband Robert and their three children.  She is also an avid runner and enjoys cooking and music.  Kimberly spends time volunteering with the Petaluma Mothers Club and as a member of the Petaluma Chamber of Commerce.


Highlights and Professional Accomplishments:


  • Negotiated multi-million dollar settlement for personal injury/product liability clients.  

  • Successfully tried property/real estate cases, including obtaining a high six figure verdict for homeowners in a construction defect action. 

  • Graduate of the American Bar Association TIPS National Trial Academy. 

  • State Bar of California Examination Grader.

  • Published contributor to the Encyclopedia of American Law.  

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star Award Recipient 2016 and 2017

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