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Kristen Marie Armstrong

Elder law Attorney at Hutchinson, KS

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also known as Kristen M. Armstrong

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About Kristen

Learn Kristen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Medicaid "crisis" planning, including Division of Assets, Asset Preservation, Long-term Care planning, and VA Aid & Attendance pension eligibility.

    6 years

  2. Medicaid and medicare
    Medicaid practice as it relates to Kansas Medicaid / KanCare

    6 years

  3. Estate planning
    Preparation of and advice relating to Life and Estate Planning documents, including Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, VA Trusts, Medicaid Trusts, Last Will and Testaments, Real Estate Deeds, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives.

    6 years

  4. Guardianship

    6 years

Ms. Armstrong joined the 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 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 board member for BrightHouse, Young Professionals of Reno County, and as an executive board member on the Reno Co. Extension Council. She volunteers for fundraising efforts for United Way, Reno County 4-H Foundation, and Interfaith Housing & Community Services. 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.

Outside of work, Kristen and her husband, Stephen, enjoy spending time with their 7-year-old daughter, and dogs, Marley & Macy. They enjoy participating in local community events, bike riding around the neighborhood, reading, and practicing yoga.

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Licensed for 5 years
State KS
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 02/05/2023

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Shepherd Elder Law Group, LLC
One North Main
Suite 419
Hutchinson, KS, 67501


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Posted by LaNell | April 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and caring
Kristen is very knowledgeable and very good at what she does. She is also very caring. She and her team were a great help in setting up our wills and advance directives. She is a great asset to Hutchinson.


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Work Experience

  • Fiduciary Litigation Paralegal / Law Clerk
  • Kirkland Woods & Martinsen
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Fiduciary Litigation Paralegal / Law Clerk
  • Burge Law
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Legal Assistant
  • Ong Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Loan Officer
  • Heartland Credit Union
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Receptionist / Runner / Legal Assistant
  • Oswalt, Arnhold, Oswald, & Henry
  • 2003 - 2006
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  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Wichita State University
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2008
  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Associate's Degree
  • 2006


  • Reno County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2017 - Present
  • Kansas Chapter - National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Treasurer
  • 2017 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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