Michele A. Tutoli
Armstrong Fisch & Tutoli Attorneys at Law

6050 Santo Road Suite 240
San Diego, CA 92124
TEL: (858) 453-0626

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About Armstrong Fisch & Tutoli Attorneys at Law

Armstrong Fisch & Tutoli Attorneys at Law is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in San Diego, CA, our mission is to provide residents of San Diego and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of San Diego and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About Michele A. Tutoli

Michele A. Tutoli has been assisting individuals with their legal and financial management needs for more than thirty-five years. She is now a member of the San Diego law firm of Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli, concentrating on the practice of estate planning law.

Ms. Tutoli did her undergraduate work at George Washington University, the American College in Paris and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1978.

Before opening her own legal practice in 1988, Ms. Tutoli developed extensive experience in investments, taxes, trusts and estate administration with such companies as Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, Home Fed Trust of San Diego, IDS/American Express and the National Trust School of the American Bankers Association. She joined Armstrong & Fisch in 1995.

Ms. Tutoli is a member of the North County Estate Planning Council, the North County Bar Association, the Taxation Section of the California Bar Association, and has served on various committees of the American Bar Association, including Investments by Fiduciaries, Financial Planning, Ethics and Insurance, and the ABA's Legal Financial Planning Committee. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Ms. Tutoli is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey and California, and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.

She has been certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. In addition, she is a Certified Financial Planning© Professional and Registered Financial Consultant.

In addition to her busy practice, Ms. Tutoli has been a consultant to the UCSD Financial Institution Management program and a guest speaker at the San Diego Adult Education Program at Mira Costa College. She has presented both professional and public seminars sponsored by the Small Business Administration and the Women's Investor Club, and has appeared on several local television programs. Ms. Tutoli is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Women's Resource Center as well as former chairman and member of the local Community Advisory Board and president of the Olivenhain Town Council.

She lives in Olivenhain with Steve Lord, her husband of over twenty years and their six children.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.