J. Christine Warren, Esq.

J. Christine Warren, Esq.

Vice President of Estate Planning, Senior Trust Counsel, Principal
Trust Company, Cincinnati

Christine came to Johnson Trust Company in 2014, and currently serves as Vice President of Estate Planning and Senior Trust Counsel. Christine is a shareholder of the firm. Before joining Johnson, she worked as an Associate Attorney at Graf Stiebel & Coyne. Christine attended Salmon P. Chase College of Law where she received her J.D. Christine is a Board member of the Women’s Crisis Center of Northern Kentucky, and is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, and is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky.

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Team Members

Kimberly Coleman
Trust Counsel Assistant

Relevant Work Experience

Graf Stiebel & Coyne Co., LPA, Associate Attorney


Northern Kentucky University,
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D.
University of Kentucky, B.S. in Accounting

Community Involvement

Family Nurturing Center
Board Member
Women’s Crisis Center of Northern Kentucky
Board Member (former)


Licensed in Ohio and Kentucky
Cincinnati Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association

My Story

J. Christine Warren, Esq. Christine Warren hopes to have the kind of influence on her two children as her parents and, in particular, her grandmother had on her.

“She was my No. 1 fan – any time I did well at something, whatever it was, she was the person I wanted to tell. I remember especially her big beaming smile. She was feisty, independent, and very strong. Didn’t have much, but she would have given a stranger her last dime. She taught me to be generous and kind.”

Christine grew up in Raceland, a small town on the periphery of Ashland, Kentucky. Her mother is a nurse but stayed at home to be with Christine and her younger brother. Her dad is a jet mechanic. Christine played tennis in high school. She played horribly, she says, but she enjoyed it. “Getting creamed on the court didn’t faze me.” The experience taught her to be a good sport, to lose gracefully. Not that she likes losing.

“I always wanted to get good grades. If I got a B, I’d be down on myself. If there was any pressure, it was pressure I put on myself. I was always over-prepared for school, although I don’t really think there is such a thing as being too ready. It gives me confidence to be prepared.”

Christine will tell you the best things ever to happen are her two kiddos. She is excited about going through all the stages of childhood and adolescence again with her kids. “I look forward to watching them play sports, being there for them when they fall, when they have their first best friends over to play.”

She is the Vice President of Estate Planning, Trust Counsel with Johnson Trust Company, a resource both for Portfolio Managers and estate planning clients. She finds she connects easily with people.

“It’s what I love about my work. You get to know people pretty quickly because you’re talking with them about all life’s deepest subjects – their families, their money, and their lives. You have to get to a truly personal connection in order for them to trust you, open up, and tell you what you need to know so you can really be helpful.”

“I want to be the professional worrier – the person people can give their worries to. I can do that. I have a gift for managing worries.”