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Ruth Fortune

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Phone: (860) 236-7673

15 Massirio Dr
Berlin, Connecticut 06037

Over the years, you’ve built your estate piece-by-piece. You may have attained significant wealth, or you may have a home and some savings. Regardless of size, you need to protect it and may want to leave a legacy.

Wouldn’t it make sense to work with an estate planning attorney who knows first-hand what it takes to build an estate and accumulate wealth?

Meet Ruth Fortune.

Before joining the team at Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri, Ruth was a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. In this role, she focused on getting to know her clients and truly understanding their financial goals. Whether their wishes included developing an investment strategy or planning for retirement, Ruth worked with her clients to build comprehensive plans that would help them on their road to financial security.

Now as a Connecticut estate planning attorney, Ruth helps you protect all that you’ve built. You can count on her to guide you in laying out a plan that ensures your wishes are carried out and that your assets go to the right people at the right time in the right way. She can also help you create a carefully designed and thorough Medicaid plan to protect your assets from the high cost of long-term care expenses and nursing home care.

Ruth graduated cum laude from Baruch College in Manhattan with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Investments and a double minor in Political Science and Philosophy. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford.

Ruth lives with her family in Hartford’s West End. When Ruth is not being an attorney, wife, daughter and mom, she practices hot yoga and enjoys oil painting (not at the same time).

What She Does
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Probate Settlement
  • Trust Administration
  • Medicaid Planning
Other Impressive Things
  • Named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Black Lawyers in Connecticut by National Black Lawyers
  • Board member, Community Health Resources (CHR)
  • Past board member, West End Civic Association (WECA)
  • Speaks French and is fluent in Creole
  • Member of the Connecticut Moot Court Board
  • Member of the Junior League of Hartford
  • Holds the following Licenses: Series 7; Series 66; Producer- Life, Accident/Health, Variable Annuities, Variable Life
  • Director, Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford (EBPC Hartford)
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Professional Advisory Committee
Client Reviews
“I cannot find the words to thank all of you properly for your hard work and perseverance. It is a great relief to have gotten a just and proper ruling from the court. All of you have shown great professionalism and concern for the issues I brought before you.” J.G., Greensboro, GA
“All dealings have been excellent. Very professional organization. Great explanations of our options related to preparing a will. Clear, concise, great guidance and not trying to "sell us" on something we do not need. Administrative folks were super. All of our related paperwork was clearly tagged with what we needed to provide/sign/read /etc. Made things easy. Nice work.” L.G., Berlin, CT
“We loved working with your firm and really trust the advice. You have a well-deserved reputation and it was nice to check off a number of things that had been on our To-Do list. Although it's hard to make the time to take care of some of these matters, it is a great relief when you do so. I would definitely recommend your firm to anyone in need of the services that you provide.” L.M., Simsbury, CT
Everyone at the firm were consummate professionals. We felt completely comfortable with their guidance and were impressed by their compassion and commitment to us. R.H., Canton, CT
The attorney who served us was kind, thorough, and very responsive. He pointed out some issues in my mother's documents that could have been problematic down the road. After my mother passed, everything was as seamless as possible - a true gift at a time when life and death decisions were being made and emotions were overwhelming. J.B., Cromwell, CT
Great service, was on top of everything. I'm glad they were there to help us though a tough time. J.M., Farmington, CT
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