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Marshall D. SenterfittMarshall D. Senterfitt

(617) 574-7853
Fax: (617) 574-7552

400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
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University of Massachusetts, B.A., 2001, cum laude

Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2007


Marshall Senterfitt, a Director at the firm, advises clients in litigating and resolving high-stakes trust and estate disputes, including: fiduciary duty claims; trust and will contests involving issues such as undue influence, lack of capacity, or fraud; and other probate and fiduciary litigation matters.

In his practice, Marshall serves private individuals, trusts and trustees, and a broad range of commercial enterprises and professional service providers. He represents the firm’s clients in state and federal court, administrative agency proceedings and in all forms of alternative dispute resolution.  

As a leader of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Committee, he also routinely counsels clients and other lawyers on issues concerning the preservation, review, and production of electronically stored information.

Marshall is the President of the Greater Boston Fiduciary Law American Inn of Court, and a former Co-Chair of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee for the Boston Bar Association.  He is a sought-out speaker on issues concerning probate and fiduciary litigation, as well as on issues concerning electronic discovery in fiduciary litigation and in complex business disputes. Marshall is recognized for his work in probate and fiduciary litigation, including by the National Law Journal, which named him as one of Boston's Rising Stars in 2015. 

He also dedicates many hours every year to a wide range of pro bono matters on behalf of non-profit organizations and low-income individuals.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained multi-million dollar settlement for plaintiff in a will contest challenging the validity of a prior waiver and asserting claims of undue influence, breach of fiduciary duty, and lack of testamentary capacity. 
  • Won seven-figure arbitration award and attorneys fees for a client asserting breaches of fiduciary duties arising out of the transaction of real property between two closely held companies. 
  • Obtained a substantial settlement for plaintiffs challenging estate documents on the basis of undue influence, lack of capacity and breaches of fiduciary duty.
  • Won a multi-million dollar arbitration award for the co-founder and president of a closely held corporation in a breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty case.
  • Consults with and prepares expert witnesses in probate and fiduciary litigation, land use and real property matters, and complex business litigation.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • President and Board Member for the Greater Boston Fiduciary Law American Inn of Court
  • Boston Bar Association Trust & Estates Section, Fiduciary Litigation Committee, Co-Chair, (2014-2017)
  • Regular presenter at bar association and continuing legal education seminars and conferences on fiduciary litigation and related topics
  • Discovery Justice/Legal Apprenticeship Program
  • Massachusetts Legal Clinic for the Homeless 
Awards and Recognition
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016-17
  • 2015 Boston Rising Star, National Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Press Releases
num: 32
publicationsArticles: "Law Firms Use Podcasts to Attract Young Recruits," Mass High Tech
publicationsArticles: Potential conflicts: how to deal with them when they occur
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter - 2/14/14
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter - 3/21/14
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter – 4/15/14
publicationsArticles: New E-Discovery Rules Bring Changes, Challenges and Cutting Edge Discovery Issues to Trust and Estate Litigation
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter - 5/28/14
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter – 8/8/14
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter – 8/22/14
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter - 9/12/14
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter - 10/30/14
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter - 1/9/15
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 4/9/15
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 5/5/15
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 9/3/15
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 9/16/15
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 1/5/16
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 4/27/16
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 5/25/16
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 7/5/16
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 7/13/16
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 8/10/16
pressReleases: 45 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 11/14/16
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 11/30/16
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 12/16/16
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 2/14/17
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 3/20/17
clientAdvisories:  T&E Litigation Newsletter- 6/28/17
clientAdvisories: T&E Litigation Newsletter- 8/31/17
clientAdvisories: November Trust and Estates Litigation Advisory
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Promotes 3 Lawyers to Director
April 1, 2018
Goulston & Storrs Promotes 3 Lawyers to Director
October 2016
45 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
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