Joseph M. Morrill

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA

Morrill Law Firm
 | 2175 North California Boulevard, Suite 424
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 925-322-8615
Fax: 925-357-3151
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Founder of the Morrill Law Firm, Joseph M. Morrill represents those in Walnut Creek, California, in matters of litigation in both jury and bench trials involving financial elder abuse, conservatorships, fraud, and will and trust disputes. Extremely experienced in dealing with expert witnesses, trial practice and all aspects of discovery, Mr. Morrill also offers the less complicated option of mediation and settlement negotiation to his clients.

Mr. Morrill began his education at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, then moved on to the Santa Clara University School of Law to earn a Juris Doctor. Throughout his career, he has represented a wide variety of clients including elders and their friends and family, private professional fiduciaries, nursing homes, heirs, trust beneficiaries, conservators, executors and agents under durable powers of attorney.

An engaging speaker, Mr. Morrill has presented on topics of elder law, elder abuse, undue influence, the legal and medical ramifications of capacity, financial and physical elder abuse or neglect, and trusted strategies in will and trust contest litigation. He is a board member of the Contra Costa Senior Legal Services, member and past president of the Contra Costa County Bar Association Elder Law Section and member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association Estate Planning and Probate Section.

Mr. Morrill is professionally engaged as a member of the litigation and alternative dispute resolution sections of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, the Estate Planning Council of Diablo Valley and the East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate & Trust Litigation (70%): Will Contests

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

General Litigation (10%): Litigation, Restraining Order, Small Claims

Focus Areas

Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Litigation, Restraining Order, Small Claims

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018

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About Joseph Morrill

Admitted: 1996, California

Professional Webpage: http://mlfprobate.com/joe-morrill/

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as a mediator included on the Contra Costa Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel of Neutrals

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers
  • Estate Planning Council, Diablo Valley
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Former President, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Board Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Board Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Elder Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member, Contra Costa Senior Legal Services

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Financial and Physical Elder Abuse/Neglect – Detection, Prosecution, & Prevention, BALSF 43rd Annual Seminar, sponsored by the Bay Area Legal Secretaries Forum, April 18, 2009
  • Financial Elder Abuse: Extraordinary Remedies, sponsored by the Contra Costa County Bar Association Elder Law Section, September 23, 2009
  • Current Strategies in Trust and Will Contest Litigation, sponsored by the Contra Costa County Bar Association CGPT and Litigation Sections, January 25, 2012
  • Capacity: The Legal and Medical Ramifications, sponsored by the East Bay Case Management Association, November 13, 2013
  • Undue Influence: When Capacity is Only Part of the Story, 20th Annual MCLE Spectacular, sponsored by CCCBA and the Contra Costa County Bar Association Elder Law Section, November 21, 2014
  • Elder Abuse: Undue Influence, sponsored by the Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association, February 9, 2015
  • Bridging the Gap – Elder Law, sponsored by the Contra Costa County Bar Association Barristers Section, February 27, 2015

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., Majors: Political Science
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Office Location for Joseph M. Morrill

2175 North California Boulevard
Suite 424
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-322-8615

Fax: 925-357-3151

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Last Updated: 11/29/2018

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