Owner, Litigation and Transactions

Stephen Armstrong joined The Rover Law Firm in the summer of 2003, moving to Palm Desert from Walnut Creek, California. Recognizing his incredible work ethic and passion for the practice of law, The Rover Law Firm acknowledged Stephen by naming him as a shareholder and officer of the firm in 2006 and renaming the firm ROVER ARMSTRONG, A.P.C.  


Stephen is an attorney with substantial experience in litigation and transaction matters.  He has represented large institutional and family businesses in a variety of matters involving complex commercial and business litigation, contract disputes, fraud, unfair business practices, employment litigation, tort defense, and shareholder disputes. His experience includes all phases of litigation in both state and federal courts as well as alternative dispute resolution and has obtained excellent results on behalf of clients. In addition to his litigation background, Stephen handles corporate and entity formation and counsels clients in matters covering trademarks, licensing, and many other business transactions.


During his legal studies, Stephen clerked at law firms in San Francisco and Honolulu. Following an outstanding academic career in both his baccalaureate studies at University of California, Berkeley, and at Hastings College of the Law, Stephen began his law career in Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin’s litigation department, where he practiced commercial litigation.  Later, he expanded his practice to also represent design professionals including architects, engineers, and other construction-related cases during his tenure at a boutique litigation law firm in Walnut Creek.


Stephen and his family reside in La Quinta.  During his free time he enjoys working out, hiking and spending time with his wife and children.



  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science- University of California, Berkeley

  • Juris Doctor- University of California, Hastings College of the Law

  • Member of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association, and the Desert Bar Association

  • Served in the United States Navy, stationed on the USS Carl Vinson as a nuclear reactor operator


Professional Associations:

  • Desert Contractors Association Board Member

  • University of California Alumni Association

  • American Heart Association's Heart Walk

  • Habitat for Humanity, Former Board Member

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