Linda McDowell is the chair of the firm's Trusts and Estates Section and practices in the areas of estate planning and estate administration. She assists individual clients in creating and implementing estate plans and gift-giving arrangements that meet their personal wishes and concerns while taking into consideration various state and federal gift, death, and income tax consequences. In estate administration, Ms. McDowell assists clients in the orderly settlement of decedent estates. During the process, she works with family members, as well as the local probate courts, and state and federal tax authorities.
Ms. McDowell has been a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel since 2002. She has also been a member of the Connecticut Bar Association's Estates & Probate Section Executive Committee since 1990 and is a current member and past president of the Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford. Ms. McDowell currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.
Ms. McDowell is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell™ in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate, and Not-for-profit. (Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Ratings is a trademark. AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc.) She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Trusts and Estates since 2006. Ms. McDowell has also been named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers® list in the area of Estate Planning & Probate since 2006 and to the Top 25 Connecticut Women Super Lawyers® list from 2007 to 2010 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.).