Stephanie A. Lord
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 Stephanie A. Lord

As an attorney in the San Diego law firm of Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli, Stephanie A. Lord provides extensive estate and tax planning services to individuals and their families. Ms. Lord’s primary focus is protecting families from the devastating legal effects of disability and death, as well as ensuring the smooth transition of assets from one generation to the next while maintaining the family legacy throughout the trust administration process. Through proper planning, individuals and families can avoid probate, protect their assets, continue their legacies through strategic charitable giving, and provide for the security of their loved ones. She will take the time to get to know you as an individual, to learn about your life and values, and work closely with you through an ongoing relationship to ensure your personal and financial goals are met as your life and the laws change over the years.


Ms. Lord’s professional experience began while she was in college working as a paralegal for an Estate Planning firm. The immense personal satisfaction she experienced while helping so many families triggered her decision to attend law school and focus on Estate Planning. During law school she gained additional experience working for trust and probate specialists in the Los Angeles area. Prior to joining Armstrong, Fisch and Tutoli, Ms. Lord worked for several years as an attorney at a law firm in Los Angeles, meeting with clients and managing the trust administration department of the firm.


Stephanie A. Lord earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Pepperdine University and has been certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. During law school, Ms. Lord worked closely with one of her law professors in researching the impact of post-mortem conception on Estate Planning. Also during law school, Ms. Lord became a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and spent a semester studying abroad in London. Ms. Lord earned her B.A. Degree in Psychology from the University of California-San Diego. While attending UCSD, Ms. Lord was involved in volunteer work in the physical therapy department of a hospital.


Currently Ms. Lord is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. In addition, she works with Team Godfather Charitable Foundation raising money to find a cure for ALS. She resides in Carmel Valley and has earned her black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In her spare time, Ms. Lord enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, football and spending time with her adorable dog, Hazy.

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.