About Us

The Strombotne Law Firm was founded by Mark L. Strombotne, who is an attorney, real estate broker and mediator with more than 25 years experience in California. Our primary practice area is real estate law. We represent buyers, sellers, brokers, agents, investors, developers, lenders and homeowners in residential and commercial real estate transactions, litigation, and mediation. We have enjoyed considerable success for our clients. We invite you to join us as a client of our firm.


Mark L. Strombotne, Esq.

Phone 408-971-9540

Mark Strombotne is an attorney, mediator, and licensed real estate broker with more than 30 years of litigation and transactional experience in California. He was formerly a partner in Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel (a Northern California law firm with 70 lawyers) and thereafter became a partner in Pettit & Martin (a nationwide law firm of 200 lawyers). The Strombotne Law Firm was founded more than 10 years ago and has enjoyed considerable success for our clients.

Mr. Strombotne provides legal advice to real estate brokerage companies in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties on all aspects of their real estate business and transactions. He assists property buyers and sellers with legal disputes relating to their real property. Mark has litigated numerous cases through arbitration or trial in State Courts or Federal Courts throughout California. He has won many jury trials and court trials. He has prevailed in cases on appeal to the California State Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Strombotne is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • California State Bar Association
  • California State Bar Real Property Law Section
  • California Association of Realtors (CAR)
  • Silicon Valley Assoc. of Realtors (SILVAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)

brook-slf-picBrook Munguia, Paralegal

Phone 408-431-9923

Brook Munguia is the Paralegal to Mark Strombotne.  Brook graduated from San Jose State University with her bachelor’s degree in art history. She then went on to De Anza College where she obtained her ABA Approved Advanced Achievement Paralegal Certificate in less than one year, while being on the Dean’s List.

Brook has experience working for the legal operations general partner for a prestigious venture capital firm in Menlo Park and for an attorney handling worker’s compensation claims in San Mateo.  At the Strombotne Law Firm, Brook handles all aspects of our real estate litigation practice.