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Suzanne Brown Walsh | Principal
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Suzanne Brown Walsh 860.313.4928


Office(s)
West Hartford

Practice Areas(s)
Private Clients Group
Trusts and Estates

Education
Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1986
Boston University, B.S., 1983

Suzanne Brown Walsh joined Cummings & Lockwood’s Private Clients Group in 2001 and is a Principal in the Firm’s West Hartford office.  She focuses her practice in estate planning, particularly for families of children with special needs, and elder law and estate and trust administration.  Suzanne has spoken before countless groups and has authored several articles on estate planning and taxation.  She is a member of the Connecticut and Massachusetts Bars and holds a B.S. degree from Boston University and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Suzanne has served since 2005 as one of Connecticut’s eight 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 Fiduciary Powers and Access to Digital Assets and is a member of the Trust Decanting Drafting Committee.  She has served on the 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 and the Powers of Appointment Acts.  In addition, she 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 recently taught Estate Planning and Taxation at the University of Connecticut Law School.  Suzanne has been recognized as a Connecticut and New England SuperLawyer ® since the inception of that designation in 2006, and was recognized in Connecticut Magazine  as one of Connecticut’s Top 25 Women SuperLawyers , and in 2007 and 2008 was named by Law & Politics as one of New England’s Top 50 Women SuperLawyers.  (For the SuperLawyers selection process, please see http://www.superlawyers.com/connecticut/selection_details.html.  For the Top 25 and Top 50 selection process, please see http://www.superlawyers.com/connecticut/toplists .)  Suzanne 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).  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, Suzanne served for years on the Connecticut Law Revision Commission’s Probate Advisory Committee.