Michael Armstrong


804-351-5251 marmstrong@armstrongbristow.com
Armstrong Bristow Farley & Schwarzschild PLC
1807 Libbie Avenue, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23226

After graduating law school, Mike practiced law in New York City for three years and then returned to Richmond and was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1966.  For almost 40 years Mike practiced at Troutman Sanders, LLP and its predecessor firm Mays & Valentine, LLP where he was Chairman of the Trust Department for 15 years.

Mike’s practice focuses primarily on the administration of trusts and estates. He regularly advises individual family members on establishing and administering trusts. Additionally, Mike personally serves as trustee, executor and attorney-in-fact for many of his clients.

  • University of Virginia School of Law, LLB (1962)
  • University of Virginia, B.A. in Economics (1959)
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and Virginia Chair of ACTEC from 1992 to 1997; Member of the subcommittee of the Practice Committee of ACTEC that wrote the Guide for ACTEC Fellows Serving as Trustee, as well as the Guide for Clients on What It Means To Be a Trustee.
  • Member of the Trust Administrators Council of Richmond (President 1982-1983)
  • Member of the Estate Planning Council of Richmond (President 1995-1996)
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America Trust and Estates Section every year since 1987
  • Recognized in Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite (2000)
  • Recognized in Virginia Super Lawyers (2011, 2018 and 2019)
  • Member of Charitable Advisors Board of VMFA
  • Past Member of Board of Directors of Central Virginia YMCA (President 1975)
  • Past Member of Endowment Board of St. Bridget’s Church
  • Past Member of Medarva Healthcare Board of Directors