Kristen M. Armstrong, J.D., Esq.
Ms. Armstrong joined Shepherd Elder Law Group, LLC in 2017. A native and current resident of Hutchinson, Kristen manages the firm’s Central Kansas location.
Shepherd Elder Law Group, LLC was founded in 2009 by Managing Attorney, Samantha Shepherd JD, LLM, CELA, CAP. Since that time, the firm has grown to be a leading Elder and Special Needs Law provider in the state of Kansas. The firm’s 5 attorneys serve clients in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Asset Protection, Long-Term Care (Medicaid) Planning, Guardianships, Special Needs Trusts, and Veterans’ Pension Benefits.
Kristen graduated from Hutchinson Community College and earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors from Wichita State University. Kristen has 12+ years of probate and trust legal experience, working as a paralegal and law clerk before and during her time in law school. Kristen completed her law degree at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law. During law school, Kristen served as the president of the UMKC Estates & Trusts Society and was inducted into Phi Delta Phi, a legal honor society.
Ms. Armstrong is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and serves on the Kansas NAELA education and litigation committees. Ms. Armstrong is active in the community, serving as a current board member for BrightHouse, and was appointed Commissioner on the City of Hutchinson Human Relations Commission in 2020. She previously served for three years on the Young Professionals of Reno County board and the Reno County Extension Board. Ms. Armstrong is active with the Reno County Bar Association, Kansas NAELA (serving as Treasurer), and National NAELA (serving on the Special Needs Trusts & Trusts Steering Committee). She is also a part-time instructor at Hutchinson Community College teaching in the paralegal studies department.
Outside of work, Kristen and her husband, Stephen, enjoy spending time with their 8-year-old daughter, and dogs, Marley & Macy. They enjoy participating in local community events, bike riding around the neighborhood, reading, and practicing yoga.