William J. Armstrong

Bill Armstrong is the founder of Armstrong Law Firm, located in San Jose, California. His areas of expertise include Workers’ Compensation defense, employment counseling when work injuries implicate ADA/FEHA/FMLA issues, and Health and Safety compliance. For many years, Bill’s practice has focused on the most complex matters, especially those requiring the defense and management of employment discrimination risks which generate from work injury claims and issues. During his career, Bill has successfully represented his clients in high profile litigation from California to Ireland.

Bill received his J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento in 1975 and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, cum laude in 1971.

Throughout his career, Bill has been an invited speaker for numerous associations and businesses, and has written extensively on matters involving workers’ compensation, toxic chemicals, and employment law. He is also a former member of the State Bar of California Workers’ Compensation Law Advisory Commission and a frequent presenter for the California State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section, the California Applicant’s Attorneys Association, and the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association. In addition to the practice of law, Bill has worked extensively in assisting employer groups with the drafting, analysis, and improvement of legislation.

Since its inception in the Spring of 2000, San Jose Magazine has annually included Bill as the only Workers’ Compensation defense attorney in their selection of the “Top Lawyers in Silicon Valley.” In addition, Bill has, for many years, been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America and Corporate Counsel Best Lawyers in Workers’ Compensation. Most recently, Bill was recognized in Martindale-Hubbell for achieving 25 consecutive years at their highest AV rating for legal ability and ethical standards, as evaluated by his peers.

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