Candace D. Armstrong

There is no such thing

as a minor lapse of integrity.

—Tom Peters

Personal Note:

For the first six years of my legal career, I had the privilege of honing my legal knowledge and skills at Sidley Austin LLP, a large and prestigious international law firm in Chicago.  Recognizing I can apply that powerful training to guide small to mid-size businesses, I formed Armstrong Law Offices.  Since opening Armstrong Law Offices I have additionally found I enjoy providing quality legal services to local clients in estate planning and probate matters.

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Quick Facts:

Admitted to Practice Law in

  • Illinois, 2004
  • Indiana, 2010


  • Valparaiso University School of Law
    J.D., 2004, magna cum laude
  • The Ohio State University
    B.A. Political Science, 2000


  • Coauthor of “‘Show Me the Money’: When Financial Trouble Strikes Parties to a Reinsurance Trust Agreement” published in the IRU Journal of Reinsurance, Winter 2010 and reprinted in the 2010 Sidley Reinsurance Law Report.

Selected Legal Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Local Bar Associations


Corporate Transactional Background

In 2004, Ms. Armstrong joined the corporate transactional practice of Sidley Austin LLP’s Insurance & Financial Services Group. While at Sidley, she primarily represented large corporate clients, nationally and internationally, on a variety of transactions and corporate matters. This representation included: corporate governance, entity formation, regulatory advice, mergers & acquisitions (i.e. buying and selling companies and divisions), securities offerings, structured finance and other corporate matters. Prior to joining Sidley as an associate, Ms. Armstrong was a summer associate at Sidley, participating in their training programs and gaining exposure to a vast array of legal issues and practice areas.

Other Legal Positions

While in law school Ms. Armstrong enhanced her legal education with a number of practical learning opportunities. She worked during the first summer at a smaller law firm in Merrillville, Indiana. During this time, Ms. Armstrong had the privilege of assisting on matters for individuals and small to mid-size businesses. As a law student, she was an intern to both a Judge on the Indiana Court of Appeals in Indianapolis and a Porter County Superior Court Judge in Valparaiso. Ms. Armstrong was able to continue this training with an internship with a Judge on the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago) during her entire third year of law school. Additionally, she spent a semester as an intern with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office in Hammond, Indiana. These diverse positions give Ms. Armstrong an even greater appreciation of our court system and knowledge beyond just traditional “book learning.”


Ms. Armstrong graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in English from The Ohio State University. She received her juris doctorate degree, magna cum laude, in 2004 from Valparaiso University School of Law. As an avid believer in continuing education, both formal and informal, Ms. Armstrong regularly furthers her formal schooling with seminars, trainings, research and other self-study. She also believes that education comes in many forms and counts her diverse legal and business experiences as part of her extensive training.

Business Experience

Ms. Armstrong comes from a family of business owners and has been exposed from an early age to the benefits and trials of owning a business. She has served as a business advisor to a family-owned business since 2002, commenting on issues as diverse as employee relations, marketing and other “trouble shooting” inquiries. In January 2007, Ms. Armstrong and her husband fulfilled a combined dream with the purchase of Hazelden Country Club, an 18-hole golf course in Brook, Indiana. As any business owner can attest, there is no training like experience.

Ms. Armstrong combines her legal education (both formal and informal) and her corporate legal work on complex matters with a history of small business involvement and ownership. This unique background enables Ms. Armstrong to more readily understand the needs and issues of any business client and to craft the best possible solution.


Ms. Armstrong is active in the community as a Board Member of the Newton County Foundation and a member (and past President) of the Kentland Rotary Club and with the Families of JCYC, a local childcare facility. She is also active in numerous legal association activities .