Lyn Gammill Walker

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Lyn Gammill Walker practices in the areas of estate planning, estate settlement and trust administration. She assists clients with the full range of planning techniques for tax-effective intergenerational and charitable transfers. She also prepares, and advises those preparing, probate documents, estate tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns as well as represents estates before the IRS and DRS on audit. In addition, Lyn actively administers trusts and advises trustees. Lyn is particularly active in the area of charitable giving through her work with Leave A Legacy Connecticut and various not-for-profit organizations. Lyn also serves as Shipman & Goodwin's Diversity Partner.

Distinctions

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers; 2011-2012
  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®: Estate Planning & Probate; 2006-2013
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Trusts & Estates; 1999-2014
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year": Best Lawyers' 2013 Hartford Region Trusts and Estates
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation - James W. Cooper Sustaining Life Fellow

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford: Past President
  • Planned Giving Group of Connecticut: Former Board Member

Community Involvement

  • United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut: Board Member
  • Leave A Legacy Connecticut: Statewide Co-Chair; 1999-2008
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving: Former Chair, Advisory Committee
  • Duncaster Foundation: Former Chair
  • Florence Griswold Museum: Advisory Council
  • St. John's Church, West Hartford: Former Warden, Vestry
  • Hartford Hospital: Corporator

News

October 21, 2013  CT Attorneys Recognized as 2013 Super Lawyers
August 15, 2013  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 34 Firm Attorneys
October 22, 2012  "Super Lawyers" Recognizes 51 Lawyers from Firm
September 13, 2012  Six Firm Attorneys Receive "Lawyer of the Year" Honors
August 24, 2012  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 37 Firm Attorneys
September 2, 2011  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 30 Lawyers from the Firm
April 2011  35 Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named a "Top Lawyer" in Hartford County
October 28, 2010  "Super Lawyers" Recognizes 47 Lawyers From Shipman & Goodwin LLP
September 23, 2010  "Best Lawyers In America" Recognizes 27 Lawyers from Shipman & Goodwin LLP
August 19, 2010  Attorney Lyn Gammill Walker Honored With Award From Greater Hartford Estate and Business Planning Council
October 27, 2009  Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named 2010 Connecticut Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
August 10, 2009  25 Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Recognized as "2010 Best Lawyers in America"
March 2, 2009  Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named 2009 Connecticut Super Lawyers & Rising Stars and Featured in Connecticut Magazine
December 4, 2008  Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Recognized as "2009 Best Lawyers in America"
November 7, 2008  Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named 2009 Connecticut Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
April 25, 2008  Attorneys Named By Super Lawyers®
September 1, 2007  Nineteen Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers in America for 2008
August 15, 2007  Shipman & Goodwin Partner Named President of the Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford
February 1, 2006  Thirty-Five Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named Connecticut "Super Lawyers®"
September 1, 2005  Seventeen Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers in America for 2006

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Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • Wellesley College, B.A., 1972

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
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