Practicing law in Ventura County since 1977, Tony Strauss specializes in employment law and employment, business, and real estate litigation. He oversees the firm’s employment, business, and real estate law and litigation practices.
Tony litigates cases all over California, appearing in both State and federal courts, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. He also regularly provides employment law training to a variety of organizations and businesses.
Prior to entering private practice in 1986, Tony was an Assistant County Counsel and a Deputy District Attorney in Ventura County. He was a partner of Fairfield, Strauss, Uritz & Kinigstein and Strauss • Uritz before forming SLG.
Representative cases handled by Tony have included such issues as harassment and discrimination because of race, age, disability, religion, gender, and sexual orientation; false imprisonment by store security; stock options; unfair trade practices; theft of trade secrets; construction defects; mold infestation; real estate disclosure; soil and water contamination; breach of warranty; and contract disputes.
Tony is known and respected by judges, attorneys, elected officials, and community leaders as a person who can get results.
Tony is the past President of the Ventura County Bar Association, as well as the Ventura Music Festival. He has served as a member of the Ventura County Mobile Home Rent Review Board, the City of Ventura Cultural Affairs Commission, and the Board of the Volunteer Legal Services Program. He has also served on the boards of numerous civic organizations, including the San Buenaventura Foundation for the Arts.
Tony has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest accolade — an “AV” rating and was named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine. He served on the Board of Directors and in 2009 was elected President of the Ventura County Bar Association. He has trained as a mediator and occasionally serves as an arbitrator or mediator.
- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law (1976)
- B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (1973)
Tony travels extensively, loves art and music, and skis whenever possible.