Our Team

Christina Costanzo, Esq., CELA

Christina Costanzo focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning (Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills), elder law and long-term care planning/Medicaid, and probate and estate administration. She has been a licensed attorney in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 2011. Christina is recognized as a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation, and is a member of the:

Christina is a lifelong resident of Toms River, New Jersey and a graduate of Toms River North. She ventured to Florida for college and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, magna cum laude, and minors in Political Science and Spanish.

After returning to the Northeast, she attended and graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law, cum laude. While at Temple, Christina served as both a Staff Member and Note/Comment Editor of the Temple Law Review. Christina had an article published in the Winter 2011 edition of the Temple Law Review.

She is a mother of three with a passion for preserving hand-print artwork. She loves to read and learn, spend time on or near the water, and has, most recently, taken up golf lessons. She hopes to be good enough to play Nine and Dine, but you’ll probably never get her to agree to play 18 holes, much to the chagrin of her husband.

Kirk C. Russom focuses his practice in the areas of estate administration and real estate. He assists clients with probate, the estate administration process from start to finish, and buying and selling residential and commercial real estate. He has been a licensed attorney in New Jersey since 2012.

Kirk was born and raised in South Florida and landed in New Jersey after chasing his college sweetheart (turned wife and business partner) to the Jersey Shore. He graduated from Rutgers University School of Law—Camden after completing his first year of law school at the University of Miami School of Law.

Prior to moving to New Jersey, Kirk completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida (GO NOLES!), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science, with a double major in Social Science and Political Science and a concentration in Sociology.

Kirk is a proud father of three young children and spends his free time cleaning up after them, playing golf, and watching college football. Kirk is a self-ordained Reverend and has officiated several wedding ceremonies for both friends and family. He is also a member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, having traced his family lineage back to the birth of our nation.

Kirk C. Russom, Esq.

Mary Ann Wissel

Office Manager

Mary Ann Wissel is the firm’s office administrator. She is the former CEO of the Ocean County Board of REALTORS®.   Mary Ann joins the office after 27 years of real estate trade association management.  She brings extensive client management experience and assists with managing the firm’s day-to-day operations and client services. 

As a wife, mother and grandmother, Mary Ann has been involved in the community where she lives and works. She is a Director of the Ocean County Military Support Committee and Honorary Commander Emeritus JBMDL, member and former Director of the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce, former member of the Southern Ocean Chamber, and member of the Ocean County College 100 Women Campaign.  She loves to volunteer her time for local charitable groups.

Christine L. Anderson has been a paralegal in the estate administration field for the entire span of her career which spans over ten years.  She enjoys providing a comforting presence to families, spouses, children, friends when they are going through one of the worst times in their lives with the loss of a cherished loved one. 

Christine was born and raised in Northern New Jersey, Bergen County specifically, before moving  to South Toms River about four years ago with her parents when her mom’s health started declining more and more.  Unfortunately, Christine didn’t have much time with her mother down here before she passed away two days before Christine’s birthday in 2019.  It was a tremendously difficult time, and still is, but also allows Christine a much more empathic ear to those dealing with loss.   Christine is grateful to still have her dad, younger brother and uncle in her life.  Family is the most important thing to Christine. 

Christine graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelors in English and a concentration in creative writing.  Christine has written many personal stories and poems which is a great passion of hers.  When she was younger, she was even published in a volume called “A Celebration of Young Poets.”  Christine found what would become her passion for the legal field when she took an elective titled, introduction to law, in her very first semester of freshman year.  After she graduated summa cum laude, she would go on to get her paralegal certificate at Montclair State. 

Christine is an avid television fan and self-proclaimed geek of many.  Her favorite show is M*A*S*H which saw its finale air 9 months before Christine was born!  She also loves the Big Bang Theory, The West Wing, Studio Sixty on the Sunset Strip, and many others.  Her favorite movies include The Shawshank Redemption, Gladiator, The Langoliers among others.  She likes putting this knowledge to use in random trivia nights.  More than anything, she loves spending time with her family and has a very close relationship with her brother.  They even watch The Office series together via telephone as a fun brother-sister activity.  Many friends and her brother still live in northern New Jersey and Christine tries to visit as often as she can.  She loves pigs (having had a pet pig), trains (how she traveled to Montclair State) and the beach (she’s only 15 minutes from Seaside)!

Christine Anderson

Estate Planning and Administration Paralegal

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