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Senior Trust & Estate Attorneys Expand East Bay Law Firm’s Litigation Practice

Morrill Law has announced that Ruth Koller Burke and G. Jeff Coons have joined the firm as partners. “Both Ruth and Jeff bring outstanding litigation experience to the firm,” stated founder and managing partner, Joseph M. Morrill. “They are exceptional attorneys and will provide valued counsel and advocacy for our clients.”

Ruth Koller Burke will oversee the Wealth Transfer Group at Morrill Law, which provides legal services related to estate planning, trust administration, and probate. For the past nine years, Ms. Burke has been Of Counsel to the firm. Her close working relationship with Morrill Law’s staff and attorneys will help ensure a seamless transition to her new role as partner. Ms. Burke has extensive experience as both a litigator and an estate planning attorney. She has handled hundreds of cases and has represented Fortune 500 companies, fiduciaries, and individuals. She is a former tax consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Burke received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and her B.S. in Public Service and Political Science from the University of California, Riverside. She is a member of the State Bar of California, Contra Costa County Bar Association, and the Estate Planning Council of Diablo Valley.

G. Jeff Coons returns to Morrill Law, following a one-year association with a San Francisco-based law firm. Mr. Coons previously served as Senior Associate with Morrill Law and handled disputes involving will and trust contests, elder abuse, contested powers of attorney, and related issues for beneficiaries and fiduciaries. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced for more than 17 years at national and regional law firms where he represented clients in complex civil litigation matters. Mr. Coons received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, his LL.M. in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law from Golden Gate University School of Law, and his B.A. in Public Policy from Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Morrill Law is a San Francisco Bay Area-based boutique trust and estate litigation law firm. With offices in Walnut Creek, Martinez, and Point Richmond, Morrill Law is the largest trust and estate litigation firm in the East Bay. The firm works with beneficiaries and heirs navigating complex probate and trust issues, individuals and family members with concerns about elder abuse/fraud or who are defending or seeking to invalidate a trust or will, as well as with private professional fiduciaries, trustees, conservators, and personal representatives acting under durable powers of attorney.