Jennifer Herlihy is a Partner at Morrill Law. Ms. Herlihy practice focuses on trust and estate litigation, financial elder abuse actions, contested conservatorships, removal and surcharge actions, and related litigation, including civil claims and employment disputes with caregivers. Ms. Herlihy has significant experience in all stages of disputes, including counseling clients prior to litigation, representing clients at mediation, and through trial.
Ms. Herlihy has tried matters in multiple Bay Area courts, including a two-week jury trial in San Francisco County resulting in a six-figure verdict for her client, a two-week bench trial in Santa Clara County involving an oral contract claim against an estate resulting in a complete defense verdict and an award of costs, and a 10-day bench trial in Contra Costa County relating to issues of incapacity and undue influence culminating in a dismissal of all claims against the trustee.
Ms. Herlihy graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law and obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ms. Herlihy has been selected to the Super Lawyers® Rising Star list by her peers for seven consecutive years. Ms. Herlihy has presented to professional groups, including the East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers and Legal Assistance for Seniors, on topics related to estate and trust litigation, financial elder abuse, and conservatorships. She also serves on the board of the Contra Costa County Women Lawyers.
- J.D., University of San Francisco, School of Law, 2011
- B.A., Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
Honors & Recognitions
Super Lawyers of Northern California, Rising Star, 2014-2020
“Fact Finding and Discovery,” EBTEL Litigation Boot Camp, East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers, September 12, 2018
“Grandma Died, Grandpa is Dating Again, the Legal Ramifications,” 14th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse, Legal Assistance for Seniors, May 21, 2019