Christine Alsop

Christine A. Alsop

Attorney & Owner

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Phone: 314-644-3200
Toll-Free: 800-578-0384
Fax: 314-396-7886

Christine A. Alsop, the owner of The Elder and Disability Law Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC formed her elder law firm as a way to use her legal knowledge, background and training to help those who are older, disabled as well as the people that love them with their very unique legal needs. Christine has extensive elder law experience as well as significant litigation and advocacy experience. Clients have given her top marks for being thorough, responsive and most importantly, easy to understand. Christine has a wonderful way of explaining difficult legal concepts and complexities in the law that permeate the issues seniors or people with disabilities must face. Her undergraduate degree was in theater and she often relies on those communication skills in making sure the clients understand their choices. Prior to practicing in elder law, Christine was a trial attorney. She is not afraid of the courtroom and understands the nuances of trial procedure.

Christine has worked with seniors and people with disabilities for over fifteen plus years. In that time, she has provided advice for both institutional and individual fiduciaries, personal injury lawyers and other professionals. She regularly represents fiduciaries and family members in contested probate, trust and guardianship matters, as well as, fiduciary litigation. She has extensive experience in helping families with long term care issues, including Medicaid, Veteran’s Benefits, Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Special Needs Trusts. She does not use “forms” nor does she rely on “cookie cutter” or one-size fits all answers. She seeks out first to understand the concern, and then respond by using the law as the tool to achieve the desired result.

She is a member of both the Missouri and Illinois Bars and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and served as Chair of the Advocacy and Litigation Section of that organization. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the local chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and she is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA). She was a member of the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP), and is a current member of Elder Care Matters Alliance, Elder Counsel and The Academy of Special Needs Planners. She served as the Chair of the Elder Law Committee for the Missouri Bar. She served as a board member and the President of the Board of Directors of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA) (the Meals-on-Wheels organization) now known as “Aging Ahead”. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL). She was past President and currently serves on the board of the American Parkinson Disease Association-Greater St. Louis Chapter. She has been retained as an expert personal injury matters involving Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements and Lien Resolution issues.

She routinely works with Personal Injury attorneys in providing advice and guidance on the settlement of matters that could impact the government benefits of plaintiffs. She has also helped initiate guardianship matters for plaintiffs who do not have the capacity to understand the prosecution of a personal injury claim. She has been hired by nursing homes and hospitals to assist with patients who lack proper health care documents.

Christine is asked to speak frequently before both attorneys, social workers, geriatric care managers, financial advisors, accountants and other members of the community on elder law and advocacy issues.

Christine co-taught the 2012 Fall Semester of the Elder Law class at St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri along with an elder law colleague. Christine authored the update to the Missouri Bar Elder Law Practice Desk Book on Retirement Benefits and has written various articles and presentations on numerous elder law topics.