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Christel Ford Berry | Principal

Christel Ford Berry, the principal of Ford Berry Associates, is a Connecticut attorney in private practice and an Investment Advisor Representative with Voya Financial Advisors.

After receiving her B.A. as a senior scholar at Barnard College, she obtained a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979. She began her legal practice in Hartford, CT with Hebb & Gitlin and thereafter with Shipman & Goodwin. In 1984, Christel started her own law practice concentrating in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and real estate law. Shortly thereafter, she established a practice in financial services.

Christel has been an active member of the Greater Hartford community and has served numerous organizations. Currently, she serves as on the Professional Advisory Committee of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, a Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, a Trustee of Westfield State University , a Trustee of The Fund for Greater Hartford and is a board member of the Hartford Seminary and the Friends of Elizabeth Park.She presently resides in Hartford with her husband Thomas.