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Suzanne Brown Walsh Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

Hartford
Email: swalsh@murthalaw.com
Phone: 860-240-6041
Fax: 860-240-5851

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  • Connecticut
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  • Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 1986)
  • Boston University (B.S., 1983)

Suzanne Brown Walsh


Suzanne Brown Walsh, a partner at Murtha Cullina, is Chair of the Trusts and Estates Department. 

She represents clients in the areas of estate and tax planning, particularly for families of children with special needs, elder law, estate and trust administration, trust modifications and trustee changes. Ms. Walsh is nationally known for her speaking and writing, including the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the Southern Federal Tax Institute, and numerous regional organizations throughout the country. She has been interviewed for On the Media, PBS Newshour Weekend and Marketplace Money. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Bloomberg BNA’s Electronic Commerce Law Report, The Chattanooga Times Free Press, The Kansas City Star and by NBC News, CBS News and Agence France-Presse.

Ms. Walsh is a member of the Connecticut Bar and holds a B.S. degree from Boston University and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Since 2005, Ms. Walsh has served as one of Connecticut’s Commissioners on Uniform Laws.  As such, she represents Connecticut as a member of the Uniform Law Commission, a national organization which promotes statutory uniformity. She is the Chair of the ULC’s Drafting Committee on Electronic Estate Planning Documents. Previously, she chaired the ULC’s Drafting Committees on Electronic Wills, the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, the Amendments to the Uniform Principal and Income Act (2008), as well as a study committee on Mental Health Advance Directives. Ms. Walsh currently is a member of the Conflicts of Laws in Trusts and Estates and Health Care Decisions Act drafting committees, and serves on the ULC’s Joint Editorial Board on Uniform Trust and Estate Acts and Committee on Scope and Program.  She has served on the ULC’s Drafting Committees for the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction, Uniform Insurable Interests in Trusts, Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements, Uniform Powers of Appointment, Trust Decanting, Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses, Directed Trust, Uniform Cohabitants’ Economic Remedies Act and Fundraising Through Public Appeals Acts. In addition, Suzy taught Estate Planning and Taxation at the University of Connecticut Law School.

Suzy is a past Chair of both the Connecticut Bar Association’s Estates and Probate and Elder Law Sections. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC), serves on its Board of Regents, and is a member of the Program, Digital Property and State Laws Committees, the Forms Task Force, and she is the ACTEC Liaison to the Uniform Law Commission. She has also served on the Board of Directors of several community organizations, including PLAN of Connecticut, Inc., a nonprofit corporation providing low cost trust services to the families of the disabled. Before it was disbanded, Suzy served for years on the Connecticut Law Revision Commission’s Probate Advisory Committee.

  • Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Murtha Cullina Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Ranked in Chambers High Net Worth, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (ChambersandPartners.com) 
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trusts and Estates Law, 2017 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Trusts and Estates since 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers® in the area of Trusts and Estates since 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Connecticut Magazine, Connecticut’s Top 25 Women SuperLawyers
  • Law & Politics, New England’s Top 50 Women SuperLawyers, 2007 and 2008
  • James W. Cooper Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation
Overview

Suzanne Brown Walsh, a partner at Murtha Cullina, is Chair of the Trusts and Estates Department. 

She represents clients in the areas of estate and tax planning, particularly for families of children with special needs, elder law, estate and trust administration, trust modifications and trustee changes. Ms. Walsh is nationally known for her speaking and writing, including the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the Southern Federal Tax Institute, and numerous regional organizations throughout the country. She has been interviewed for On the Media, PBS Newshour Weekend and Marketplace Money. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Bloomberg BNA’s Electronic Commerce Law Report, The Chattanooga Times Free Press, The Kansas City Star and by NBC News, CBS News and Agence France-Presse.

Ms. Walsh is a member of the Connecticut Bar and holds a B.S. degree from Boston University and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Since 2005, Ms. Walsh has served as one of Connecticut’s Commissioners on Uniform Laws.  As such, she represents Connecticut as a member of the Uniform Law Commission, a national organization which promotes statutory uniformity. She is the Chair of the ULC’s Drafting Committee on Electronic Estate Planning Documents. Previously, she chaired the ULC’s Drafting Committees on Electronic Wills, the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, the Amendments to the Uniform Principal and Income Act (2008), as well as a study committee on Mental Health Advance Directives. Ms. Walsh currently is a member of the Conflicts of Laws in Trusts and Estates and Health Care Decisions Act drafting committees, and serves on the ULC’s Joint Editorial Board on Uniform Trust and Estate Acts and Committee on Scope and Program.  She has served on the ULC’s Drafting Committees for the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction, Uniform Insurable Interests in Trusts, Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements, Uniform Powers of Appointment, Trust Decanting, Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses, Directed Trust, Uniform Cohabitants’ Economic Remedies Act and Fundraising Through Public Appeals Acts. In addition, Suzy taught Estate Planning and Taxation at the University of Connecticut Law School.

Suzy is a past Chair of both the Connecticut Bar Association’s Estates and Probate and Elder Law Sections. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC), serves on its Board of Regents, and is a member of the Program, Digital Property and State Laws Committees, the Forms Task Force, and she is the ACTEC Liaison to the Uniform Law Commission. She has also served on the Board of Directors of several community organizations, including PLAN of Connecticut, Inc., a nonprofit corporation providing low cost trust services to the families of the disabled. Before it was disbanded, Suzy served for years on the Connecticut Law Revision Commission’s Probate Advisory Committee.

Memberships
  • Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Murtha Cullina Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Recognition
  • Ranked in Chambers High Net Worth, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (ChambersandPartners.com) 
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trusts and Estates Law, 2017 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Trusts and Estates since 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers® in the area of Trusts and Estates since 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Connecticut Magazine, Connecticut’s Top 25 Women SuperLawyers
  • Law & Politics, New England’s Top 50 Women SuperLawyers, 2007 and 2008
  • James W. Cooper Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation
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Bar & Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 1986)
  • Boston University (B.S., 1983)
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