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Message from Bill Armstrong:


As some know, after having been in practice since 1975, I started the Armstrong Law Firm in June of 1993. The firm was founded with a focus of achieving the highest quality of representation for our clients, which efforts were coupled with an intense goal to practice with integrity, quality and ethical considerations at every step. The firm was also founded with a perspective of affording value for clients where the complexity of the matter correlated with the skills of our attorneys. Through wonderful partnerships, we had the incredible opportunity to successfully manage and defend many of the most complex and sensitive matters for our clients, including the chemical litigation which proliferated in the electronics industry, as well as the evolution of multi-forum litigation involving FEHA and the ADA, where the underlying issues generated around work injuries.

Against the background from which Armstrong Law Firm originated, an incredible opportunity for our firm and our clients has now evolved.

I am thrilled to announce that effective May 1, 2019, Armstrong Law Firm is merging with RTGR Law. RTGR has its main office in Oakland, but has offices throughout California. RTGR shares common values which are so critical to the manner in which I have attempted to fulfill my obligations to clients.

For our clients, other than execution of substitution of attorney documents where needed, we view this transition as seamless. Conflicts checks have been performed with none identified. Those matters which you have entrusted to us which are managed by ALF lawyers, Owen, Gary, Kia and myself will continue to be managed from the San Jose office of RTGR Law. I will move to a Senior Partner status with RTGR Law and will work diligently with Tom Richard and his partners as we continue to strive for daily excellence in the work we perform for you. Through the combined firm, we intend to offer a broader and varied platform throughout California with shared and enhanced expertise which is rarely available to Employers, Carriers and Administrators.

For every client of the merged firm, it is recognized change could bring some angst. It is with this in mind that I commit that our mutual success will not be measured on May 1, 2019. Rather, it will be our intense commitment that on the first day of each month, the last day of each month, and each day after May 1, 2019, we will be dedicated to being accountable.


For more information and Frequently asked questions, you can visit the FAQ blog post on RTGR’s website here.

We’re Hiring!

Attorney at Law

Armstrong Law Firm is a successful, boutique law firm in downtown San Jose, CA. We are currently looking to hire a lawyer with, ideally, 2-5 years’ experience in Workers’ Compensation and/or Employment Counseling.

Our ideal candidate will be proactive in managing complicated matters. Part of our vision as lawyers includes implementing and executing effective and timely legal strategies identified through constant exchanges with our clients. Polished and persuasive communication skills which address the expectations of our clients is a priority.

Our Firm specializes in the management of work injury issues and the defense of workers’ compensation matters. Our clients include Employers and Public Agencies throughout the Bay Area.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits and an environment which is extremely collegial and team focused. We are driven by the quality of our work and results. Artificial billing expectations are not part of our vision. Successful candidates must be members of the California State Bar, in good standing.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and writing examples by way of email: