As a member in the firms 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. Ms. Walsh 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 BNAs Electronic Commerce Law Report, The Chattanooga Times Free Press, The Kansas City Star and by NBC News, CBS News and Agence France-Presse. She has also taught Estate Planning and Taxation at the University of Connecticut Law School.
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 Connecticuts 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 chaired the ULCs drafting Committee on Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets and is currently a member of the Regulation of Virtual Currencies Act and Divided Trusteeship Drafting Committees. She has served on the ULCs Scope and Program Committee and drafting committees for the Uniform Trust Decanting, Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction, Insurable Interests in Trusts, Premarital and Marital Agreements and Powers of Appointment Acts. In addition, Ms. Walsh 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 has taught Estate Planning and Taxation at the University of Connecticut Law School.
Ms. Walsh 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 Connecticuts Top 25 Women SuperLawyers , and in 2007 and 2008 was named by Law & Politics as one of New Englands Top 50 Women SuperLawyers.
Ms. Walsh is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC). She is a past Chair of both the Connecticut Bar Associations Estates and Probate and Elder Law Sections. She serves as a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. She has also served on the Board of Directors of several community organizations, including PLAN of Connecticut, Inc.