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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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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

Education

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

Suzanne Brown Walsh


As a member in the Firm’s Trusts and Estates Department, Suzanne Brown Walsh 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. Suzy is nation­ally known for her speaking and writing, including the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning 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.

Suzy 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, Suzy has served as one of Connecticut’s Commissioners on Uniform Laws. As such, she represents the state as a member of the Uniform Law Commission, a national organization which promotes statutory uniformity. She chairs the ULC’s drafting Committee on Electronic Wills and chaired the ULC’s Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. Suzy is currently a member of the Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses and Directed Trust Drafting Committees. She has served on the ULC’s Scope and Program Committee and 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 and Trust Decanting Acts. In addition, Suzy chaired the drafting committee on Amendments to the Uniform Principal and Income Act (2008), as well as a study committee on Mental Health Advance Directives. She 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 serves as a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC), and chairs its Digital Property Task Force. 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, American College of Trust & Estate Counsel
  • Murtha Cullina Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • 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

As a member in the Firm’s Trusts and Estates Department, Suzanne Brown Walsh 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. Suzy is nation­ally known for her speaking and writing, including the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning 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.

Suzy 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, Suzy has served as one of Connecticut’s Commissioners on Uniform Laws. As such, she represents the state as a member of the Uniform Law Commission, a national organization which promotes statutory uniformity. She chairs the ULC’s drafting Committee on Electronic Wills and chaired the ULC’s Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. Suzy is currently a member of the Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses and Directed Trust Drafting Committees. She has served on the ULC’s Scope and Program Committee and 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 and Trust Decanting Acts. In addition, Suzy chaired the drafting committee on Amendments to the Uniform Principal and Income Act (2008), as well as a study committee on Mental Health Advance Directives. She 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 serves as a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC), and chairs its Digital Property Task Force. 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, American College of Trust & Estate Counsel
  • Murtha Cullina Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Recognition
  • 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
Articles
Speaking Engagements
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 1986)
  • Boston University (B.S., 1983)
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