Randall Strauss
  • Partner


Oakland, CA





Randall E. Strauss is a leading employment litigation attorney with an impressive record of success.
When not in the courtroom, Randy enjoys playing guitar with his band, attending San Francisco Giants games, and spending time with his wife and their son.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Appeals
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1998

Published Works

  • Effectively Handling Multiple Plaintiff Employment Law Cases, Wrongful Discharge Litigation Strategies (2013)


  • Employment Law, Trial Techniques in Employment Litigation (2014)

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist - Public Justice
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Top Employment Law Groups, The Recorder, 2011
  • Top Verdicts, The Recorder, 2009
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Civil Procedure, Procedure I and II and Legal Research and Writing

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member, 1993 to Present
  • Public Justice, 2007 to Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, 2009 to Present
  • Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association, 2007 to Present
  • Golden Gate University Law Review, Member, 1990 to 1991
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1993
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
    • B.A. - 1988

Representative Cases

  • Andrews v. LLNS: $2.7 million plaintiffs verdict
  • Wiley v. Wyndham: $1 million plaintiff verdict for employment retaliation
  • Dadesho v. Government of Iraq, 139 F.3d 766 (9th Cir. 1998)
  • O’Haire v. City of San Francisco and Greg Suhr: $725,000 on behalf of a whistle blower who claimed the Chief fired her in retaliation for participating in a disciplinary case against him
  • Li v. Trendwest: Plaintiff verdict, including an award for punitive damages