Marianne C. Cirillo


Marianne Cirillo is an experienced lawyer in the areas of trusts and estates and real estate law. She is known for her sensitivity and ease with clients; letting them set the pace for what can often be very emotionally difficult situations, particularly regarding estate planning or administration of estates. In both trusts and estates matters and real estate matters, Marianne diligently works to ensure clients’ wants and needs are met. Marianne appears frequently in many of the local probate courts including Darien/New Canaan, Norwalk/Wilton, Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, and Fairfield.

Prior to joining Rucci Law Group, Marianne served for many years as a court-appointed attorney in the probate courts for both Darien/New Canaan and Norwalk/Wilton and worked as a real estate attorney, practicing in the areas of commercial and residential real estate.

Marianne takes an active role in public service at the local level and is involved in numerous volunteer organizations and local boards. She has lived in Darien, Connecticut for 21 years, where, after raising two sons, she shares an empty nest with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys bridge, book group, boating and traveling.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Connecticut
  • State of New York: 1987 -1996 (retired)

Previous Employment

  • Law Offices of Marianne C. Cirillo, Esq., Darien, CT, 2009-­2013
  • Law Offices of Marianne Christopher, Esq., Greenwich/Darien, CT, 1994-2000
  • Law Offices of Serchuk & Zelermyer, White Plains, NY, 1992-1994
  • Plunkett & Jaffe, P.C., New York, NY, 1988-1990
  • Law Offices of George O'Kelley, P.C., White Plains, NY, 1986-1988


  • Pace University School of Law, J.D.
  • State University of New York at Purchase College, B.A. with Honors

Public Service

  • Norwalk/Wilton Probate Court, intern, 2010
  • Fairfield College Preparatory School, Crew Chairperson, 2010-2011
  • Housatonic Rowing Association, Secretary, 2010-2011
  • League of Women Voters, Board Member 2009, Member at Large 2010
  • Darien Advocates for Education of the Gifted, Member, 2004-2008
  • Darien YWCA, Member and Committee Chair, 1997-2004