Christine M. Armstrong

Christine M. Armstrong

Location:
Rochester, Minnesota
Phone:
507-529-2200
Fax:
507-288-6190
Email:

I was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, my family moved to New York, and ultimately settled in Rochester, Minnesota in 1975.  I graduated from Mayo High School, after which I obtained a medical secretary certificate and worked as a medical secretary and transcriptionist while attending Rochester Community College.  After relocating to the Twin Cities I graduated from Hamline University with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.  I earned my Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from William Mitchell College of Law.

 

After law school I returned to Rochester, where, ultimately, I joined Marquette Bank as a trust officer. I continued in that capacity after Marquette Bank was acquired by Wells Fargo.  I am a graduate of the National Bankers’ Association National Trust and Graduate Trust Schools, and earned the CTFA (Certified Trust and Financial Advisor) designation.

 

During the 18 years I served as a trust officer, I met with many individuals and families reviewing their estate plans and goals.  I helped them carry out their estate plans, settle their estates upon the passing of a loved one, and distribute assets and administer any resulting trusts.  In March 2018, I joined Rodney D. Anderson Law Offices, L.L.C.  Here I am happy to assist clients in many of the same ways I did as a trust officer.

 

I believe in giving back to my profession.  I am past president of Legal Assistance of Olmsted County and the Rochester Estate Planning Council, and volunteer for Wills for Heroes.

 

I believe in giving back to my community.  I have served as a volunteer mediator and guardian ad litem, am a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Greater Rochester, and have served on the Rochester Art Center Board.

 

In my spare time, I teach yoga, and will complete my training to become a yoga therapist in 2020.  I like reading, walking, and travelling; and I support the thriving arts community in and around Rochester.  I love spending time with my family, especially my husband, Roger, and our son and his family, including two grandchildren.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Lifetime Gifting
  • Probate and Trust Estate Administration
  • Pre-marital and Post-nuptial Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1992

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctorate cum laude - 1992
  • Hamline University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude - 1989

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Probate and Trust Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Olmsted County Bar Association
  • Rochester Estate Planning Council