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Joseph L. Strohman Jr. - Ventura, CA

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Updated 10/7/2011
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Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP

1050 South Kimball Road
Ventura, CA 93004-2000

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    Joseph L. Strohman Jr. Overview

    Joe Strohman's practice focuses on civil litigation, including real property litigation, business litigation, easement litigation and mechanic's lien law. He is currently the President of the Ventura County Bar Association and has served three terms on its Board of Directors. For more than 25 years, he has also been the Race Director of the annual Law Day 5K Run, which raises money for the VCBA's non-profit legal fund.

    Joe earned his law degree from Pepperdine University in 1982. After law school, Joe studied in Salzburg, Austria as part of the McGeorge School of Law International Program and later worked for a barrister in London, England under the same program. Before Pepperdine, Joe graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a business finance degree. While at Notre Dame, Joe competed on the track and cross-country teams for four years and lettered for three. Joe grew up in a small Iowa town alongside his sister and five brothers. His early jobs included golf course greenskeeper and milkman.

    In 1983, Joe joined the newly-formed Case, Orr & Cunningham as its first associate.

    Joe has long been an active member of the Ventura community, including Family to Family (an interdenominational group that feeds the poor), the San Buenaventura Mission, as its Christian Service Committee Chair for more than 20 years, the Rotary Club of Ventura East (President 1997-98) and the Notre Dame Club of Ventura County (President 2009-2011).

    In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and their three daughters. He continues to run, often during his lunch breaks. He also likes to study history, follow college sports and travel.

    Noteworthy Matters:

    • Real Property: After court trial in Santa Barbara Superior Court, obtained successful decision for clients involving confirmation and division of complex joint real estate residential and ranch interests.
    • Real Property: Along with other firm partners, obtained defense verdict following one-month Ventura County Superior court trial and appeal for nationally known title company regarding foreclosure sale issue. The plaintiffs' demand was in excess of $10 million.
    • Business Litigation: Obtained defense verdict in Ventura County Superior Court jury trial regarding grocery store fire and related lease and insurance proceeds. The alleged damages at trial exceeded $1 million.
    • Corporate Defense on Defamation Claim: Obtained defense verdict after jury trial in Orange County Superior Court case involving defamation claim against corporation.
    • Easement Litigation: Obtained several successful court decisions after trial on easement cases in Ventura County Superior Court resulting in confirmation of clients' easement rights.

    Practice Areas

    • Business Litigation
    • Real Estate
    • Land Use

    Current Employment Position(s)

    • Partner

    Bar Admissions

    • California, 1982
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California

    Other Affiliations

    • Ventura County Bar Association (President)
    • Ventura County Bar Association (Former Board Member)
    • Ventura County Barristers (Former President)


    • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, 1982
    • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1979
      Major: Finance

    Pro Bono Activities

    • Group Coordinator, Family to Family
    • Christian Service Chair, San Buenaventura Mission
    • Former President, Rotary Club of Ventura East
    • President, Notre Dame Club of Ventura County


    • Race Director, Law Day 5K

    Representative Clients

    • Republic Bank
    • Commercial Petroleum Equipment
    • A.R. Pipeline
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    Office Information


    1050 South Kimball Road
    Ventura, CA 93004-2000


    805-659-6800 (Ext. 217)




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