Thomas W. Morse focuses his law practice on estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate administration. He brings long-standing experience in trust administration to beneficiaries and families, with an emphasis on trust windup details. He also brings a concentration in evaluating retirement community contract documents and admission application criteria for elderly clients in view of the impact on client assets and estate plans.
Thomas practiced law in Concord for over 40 years at a close neighboring law firm before coming to Upton & Hatfield, LLP. He grew up in Concord, attended Concord Public Schools, and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Amherst College, and the University of Maine School of Law. He is a United States Army veteran who served in Kaiserslautern, West Germany as a Congressional Correspondent for an Army Air Defense Command.
Thomas is a dedicated and tireless advocate for the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and currently serves as Foundation Co-chair for the Concord Rotary Club. Along with Rotary, his past civic and charitable involvement includes service on the boards of Eleanor Haller Animal Welfare Fund, Ragged Mountain Fish & Game Club, and as vestryman and warden of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
His service on the board of the New Hampshire Centennial Home for the Aged included participation as counsel for the Home in the cy pres case with the New Hampshire Charitable Trusts Unit, which allowed the wind-up of the Home and distribution of its assets to alternate charitable entities and confirmation of alternative beneficiary selections of five associated trusts.