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Christen Culligan Bruu is an associate in the firm’s Family Wealth & Estate Planning Department where she concentrates in estate planning and administration.


Ms. Bruu received her B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her J.D. Degree from Albany Law School of Union University.


Community Involvement:

Taking an active role in her community, Ms. Bruu volunteers time and energy to her church and her children’s school, and she is active in various cultural organizations.


Bar Admissions:

Ms. Bruu is admitted to practice in New York.


Professional Affiliations:

Ms. Bruu is a member of the Monroe County and New York State Bar Associations where she is an active member in the Trusts and Estates sections of both organizations.  She is also actively involved in the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys, where she has served as Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates Committee.




  • "Estate Planning for the Family Cottage"

  • "Keep Those Charitable Rollovers Coming.  At least another 14 months"



  • Member of the Rochester panel of speakers for the New York State Bar Association course entitled Practical Skills – Probate and the Administration of Estates.


  • Member of panel for firm’s seminar entitled 2007 Estate Planning Update, speaking on Estate Planning for the Terminally Ill Client.



Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 25%
  2. Adoption: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
  4. Trusts: 25%

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Contact info

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

2 State Street
700 Crossroads Building
Rochester, NY, 14614-1313


NYCurrently registered 199303/13/2015
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Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Monroe County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Greater Rochester Association of Women AttorneysMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Publication UnknownEstate Planning for the Family Cottage2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
State University of New York at BuffaloN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A