Samuel B. Strohbehn


Samuel B. Strohbehn solves problems for businesses and professionals inside and outside of the courtroom. His practice focuses on complex litigation involving business, intellectual property, and professional liability disputes. He also regularly provides corporations with counsel on protecting trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, licensing, manufacturing, and privacy issues.

As chair of Klinedinst’s intellectual property section, Mr. Strohbehn is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer. He has litigated hundreds of matters at all stages for plaintiffs and defendants in arbitration and before state and federal courts. As a recipient of Martindale’s highest AV®-Preeminent™ rating and graduate of the ABOTA National Trial College, he earns his clients’ trust with frank advice and clear results.

As outside counsel, Mr. Strohbehn provides both discrete transactional services and outside general counseling to businesses. Mr. Strohbehn’s transactional services include prosecution and enforcement of worldwide copyright and trademark portfolios, contractual and licensing negotiation, and advice concerning corporate and employment issues. As a litigator who routinely negotiates software, manufacturing, licensing, and apparel agreements with Fortune 500 companies concerning household consumer brands, Mr. Strohbehn knows how to achieve a client’s goals efficiently as possible and how contractual issues will actually play out if litigation occurs.

Mr. Strohbehn’s clients include commercial and industrial equipment manufacturers, apparel and cosmetic manufacturers, software and app developers, ecommerce businesses, professionals, and more.

Mr. Strohbehn is active in the community, having previously served on the Point Loma Association and as Section Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. A native of Kansas, Mr. Strohbehn attended the University of Southern California (B.A., 2005) and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D. 2008). He has been licensed to practice law in California since 2008.



San Diego
(619) 400-8000


Samuel B. Strohbehn, Esq.


  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit