About Robert Armstrong

As the founder and principal shareholder in the San Diego law firm of Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli, Armstrong oversees a practice devoted to providing clients with the best in estate planning.

As founder of one of the most successful estate planning practices in the country, he is frequently sought out by attorneys from coast to coast who want his advice on how to build equally successful practices of their own.

Because of Armstrong’s deep commitment to helping these other attorneys, he co-founded the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys in 1993.

His first experience in providing products and services to other attorneys came when he helped found the first nationwide network for estate planning attorneys. As part of that organization, he helped create and market an advanced document assembly software system. His conviction that attorneys needed more than just technical support inspired the Academy.


Today, Armstrong is a widely acclaimed speaker and seminar leader on topics ranging from legal marketing, practice management, estate planning and asset protection.

His expertise in Living Trusts has made him a sought-after authority, and he has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, and Money Magazine. He provided estate planning expertise for the bestseller, Terry Savage on Money and has co-authored several books including Legacy Wealth Planning and Estate Planning Basics with Sanford M. Fisch, The E-Myth Attorney with Fisch and Michael Gerber, and Creating a Loving Trust Practice with Robert A. Esperti and Renno L. Peterson.

An outstanding spokesman for the advantages of Living Trusts, he has been a frequent guest on radio talk shows, and has also appeared on PBS and CBS news programs as an estate planning authority.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, and the San Diego County Bar. He has been practicing law since 1976.


After four years in the U.S. Navy, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, Armstrong attended the University of California at San Diego, where he graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree in classical Greek.

Next, he attended the University of San Diego for his Juris Doctor. He was a staff writer for the Law Review and was awarded the prestigious American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in insurance law.

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