Cynthia L. Stratton

Cynthia Stratton specializes in civil litigation, with an emphasis in assisting victims of wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination and assisting organizations to prevent litigation through statutory and regulatory training, the creation of policy and procedure manuals and management coaching. Ms. Stratton also handles all aspects of business litigation and general business-related matters.

A graduate of San Diego State University and the University of San Diego School of Law, Ms. Stratton is a native Californian who grew up in Orange County. Ms. Stratton earned her Juris Doctor in June 1996. While attending law school, she was a member of USD’s nationally recognized Mock Trial Team, where she was acknowledged for competition performance. She is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, in the United States District Courts of the Southern District of California, the Central District of California and the Northern District of California.

Ms. Stratton has successfully handled a variety of civil disputes where she has meditated, arbitrated and/or litigated hundreds of cases to successful resolution. Ms. Stratton has also argued successfully before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, as well as receiving affirmation of an attorneys’ fee award and the Appellate Court’s acceptance of an Emergency Writ regarding the amendment of the California Labor Code. She is a certified mediator and broadens her experience as a neutral through her service as a Judge Pro Tempore in several of San Diego County’s Small Claims Courts.

Ms. Stratton is active in the community. She supports and participates in several local charities and has a special commitment to those charities, that provide aid to the elderly, promotes women’s rights and aid young children. Ms. Stratton continues to satisfy her desire to assist those in need through her participation as General Counsel for Meals on Wheels of the Greater San Diego Area. She further serves her community by volunteering as a Small Claims Court Judge, hearing all matters subject to the jurisdiction.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    Juris Doctor – June, 1996
    Honors: Member of USD’s nationally recognized Mock Trial Team
  • San Diego State University