Christina Watson Meier, Esq.

Christina Watson Meier, Esq.

RolePrincipal
Phone Number5183137809

Christina Watson Meier takes a pragmatic approach to problem solving and strives to make the legal process as stress-free as possible. Christina believes that to be an effective advocate, you must be actively engaged with your client and understand their objectives and goals. This requires trust between client and attorney and building trust takes time. Devoting enough time with clients to build trust is one of the reasons why Christina founded her firm.

Being happy at work is the second reason why Christina founded her firm. Christina has created a supportive work environment for the team; an environment where everyone feels safe, valued for their contributions, empowered to be autonomous, and encouraged to pursue their interests, and, most of all, a place to find their happiness.

Christina received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany, and her Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Christina is licensed to practice in all New York State Courts as well as the United States District Court of the Northern District of New York.

Areas of Practice
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning and Estate Administration

  • Trusts and Trust Administration

  • Guardianships

  • Medicaid

Bar Admissions
  • New York

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York

Certifications and Training
  • Certified NYS Part 36 MHL Article 81 Guardian, Court Evaluator, Attorney for Alleged Incapacitated Person, and Guardian Ad Litem

  • Basic Mediation Training, October, 2018

  • Elder/Adult Family Mediation Training, May, 2019

Education
  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

    » Juris Doctorate

  • State University of New York at Albany

    » Bachelor of Arts
    » Honors: summa cum laude

  • Graduate of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Fall, 2019

Teaching
  • Adjunct Professor Schenectady County Community College

    » Wills, Trusts and Estates, Fall 2016
    » Business Law, Spring, 2017

Classes/Seminars
  • Christina lectures on the importance of estate planning, first time home-buying and protecting yourself from identity theft.

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • New York State Bar Association, District Representative (Third Judicial District) Trust and Estates Section and Real Estate Section

  • Schenectady County Bar Association, Member, Real Estate Committee

  • Albany County Bar Association

  • Capital District Woman’s Bar Association

  • Women’s Business Council, Capital Region Chamber, Program Committee Member

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.

Proud to be a Part of
  • Member, Paralegal Advisory Board, Mildred Elley

  • Member, Paralegal Advisory Board, Schenectady County Community College (Past)

  • Building Committee, Boght Hills Elementary School, North Colonie School District (Past)

  • Former Board Member, Colonie Senior Service Center

Proud Supporter of
  • Colonie Senior Service Center, Inc.

  • Safe, Inc., Anti-Sex Trafficking Campaign

  • American Heart Association, Go Red For Women Campaign

  • Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC)

  • Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center

  • City Mission of Schenectady

  • South End Children’s Cafe

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