Kristina Doan Strottman

Kristina Doan Strottman joined California State University's Office of General Counsel in August 2019. Kristina is University Counsel for California State University Los Angeles. She previously served in a similar role at California State University Stanislaus. In addition to her responsibilities as University Counsel, she is a member of the Office of General Counsel’s Academic & Student Affairs Team, and a resource attorney on matters relating to Police/Clery/Pitchess Motions and Student Fees & Tuition.

Prior to joining the CSU, Kristina was a litigation partner at Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP. At Burke, she focused on representing public entities in a wide-range of civil rights, tort liability, medical, and employment matters. Kristina began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable John Ramsey Johnson at the District of Columbia Superior Court. Kristina is admitted to practice law in California, all U.S. District Courts in California and Colorado, the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.


  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 2009, cum laude
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006, cum laude


  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2018-2019)

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • No Child Left Behind Waivers: A Lesson in Federal Flexibility or Regulatory Failure?, 60 ADMIN. L. REV. 211 (2008). (Official journal of ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.)
  • “State Court Practitioners' Playbook for Mastering Federal Court,” publication for The State Bar of California 85th Annual Meeting, October 13, 2012.
  • “When Criminal and Civil Litigation Collide: How to Protect Civil Clients from Criminal Mistakes,” publication for The League of California Cities Annual Conference, September 20, 2013.
  • “Going Forward in Bivens Cases: Will the Supreme Court’s Decision in Abassi Narrow the Scope of Claims Against Federal Officials for Monetary Damages?,” co-authored with Alyson Berg, California Litigation Review, 2017 Ed.
  • “Gender Issues from the Law and Order Perspective,” publication for The League of California Cities Attorney’s Conference, May 4, 2018.
  • “Court of Appeal Clarifies Statute of Limitations in Police Discipline Matters, Clearing Way for Disciplinary Proceedings in Racist Texting Case,” The Authority, October 2018, Issue 79.
  • “What You Say Online Can and Will Be Used Against You: Social Media Training for Law Enforcement Agencies,” Webinar, November 15, 2018.
  • “Resolving Discovery Disputes in Federal Courts,” co-authored with Alyson Berg, California Litigation, Vol. 31 Number 3, January 2019.

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