Judith Keppelman

Judith M. Keppelman

Of Counsel

Judith M. Keppelman

Of Counsel

  • Overview

    Biography

    Judy Keppelman practiced in the areas of estate planning and probate, including advising on the reduction of transfer taxes and on postmortem tax planning. Mrs. Keppelman was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Hartford by The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trusts and Estates in 2014 and in the area of Litigation - Trusts and Estates in 2012, 2015, and 2017. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Trusts and Estates since 1995 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC). Mrs. Keppelman is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell™ (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is a trademark. AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc.) and was also recognized in 2011 as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Connecticut by Connecticut Super Lawyers® (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.).

    Mrs. Keppelman was a frequent lecturer on estate planning and probate and tax issues for various community, charitable, and bar association groups. Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, she was a candidate for probate judge, District of Hartford.

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
      Fellow (1994 - present)

      Connecticut Bar Association
      Estates & Probate Section, Executive and Steering Committees (1986 - present)

      Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford
      Past President (1992 - present)

      United States Law Firm Group
      Estates and Trust Practice Representative for Robinson+Cole (1994 - present)

      Connecticut Bar Foundation
      James W. Cooper Fellow (1997 - present)
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as Hartford Lawyer of the Year in the area of Litigation - Trusts and Estates for 2012, 2015, and 2017, and in the area of Trusts and Estate for 2014 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trusts and Estates since 1995 and in Litigation - Trusts & Estates since 2012 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

      Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Estate Planning & Probate since 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

      AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell™ in the areas of Trusts and Estates and Contested Probate Matters (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is a trademark. AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc.)

      Listed as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Connecticut by Connecticut Super Lawyers® 2011 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

      Connecticut Law Tribune, 2010, recognized in Women in the Law: High Achievers yearbook

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      The McLean Foundation
      Past President

      Hartford Hospital
      Board of Governors, Chair of Development Committee
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Qualifying Annuity or Similar Payments for the Marital Deduction Using QDOT Rules," published in CBA Estates & Probate Newsletter (2/1998)

      "Marriage, Divorce, Birth, and Adoption No Longer Automatically Revoke Connecticut Wills," published in CBA Estates & Probate Newsletter (5/1997)

      "Gifts of Retirement Assets - A Win-Win Technique," published in Providing for the Years Ahead by Hartford Hospital (Winter 2002)

    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Connecticut Probate Court System," at Swift's Inn (5/4/2009)

      "Make Sure Your Estate Plan Is in Order," at Hartford Hospital (10/17/2007)

      "Estate Planning and Charitable Giving Techniques," at McLean (1/9/2007)

      "Talking about Death Enhances Life – What Legal Arrangements Should Be Made," at Hartford Hospital (10/26/2004)

      "Duties of an Executor," at Renbrook School (4/1/2004)

      "Issues in Joint Representation by the Estate and Trust Lawyer," at Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Annual Meeting (2001)

      "Marital Deduction Decisions - Planning and Drafting Considerations," at CBA seminar (1999)

      "The Attorney Serving as Fiduciary: Today's Issues and Tomorrow's Prospects," at the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel's New England Regional Meeting, presenter and moderator (1997)

      "Practical Aspects of a Trust and Estate Practice," at University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut

    • News

      R+C in the News

      R+C News Releases

      • October 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • August 15, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • August 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • October 17, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers

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      • August 19, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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      • August 28, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • October 14, 2011

        Five Robinson & Cole Attorneys Selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in Hartford

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