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Deborah Gates was born in Laguna Beach, California and raised in Ketchum, Idaho. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University, graduating with minors in Philosophy and Performing Arts. After completing her undergraduate work, Ms. Gates earned her juris doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law.

During law school, Ms. Gates interned for the Department of Children and Family Services’ contracted law firm, representing the children of families where abuse was alleged, including lower income clients in child custody cases. Also during law school, Ms. Gates interned for the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office representing low income individuals in criminal matters. After graduating from law school, Deborah worked in the areas of bankruptcy, tax litigation, insurance defense, patent & copyright litigation, & asbestos defense. Deborah joins Gulstrom, Henson & Roark as an associate attorney, specializing in bankruptcy, divorce, child custody, and child support modification cases.


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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 60%
    8 years
  2. Family: 20%
    4 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    4 years
  4. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 10%
    8 years



Hourly ($150/hour)

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Gulstrom, Henson & Roark, PC

1009 West Sanetta Street
Nampa, ID, 83651


IDAuthorized to practice law200611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateGulstrom, Henson & Roark, PC2012 - Present
AssociateRichard L. Alban Law2010 - 2012
AssociateJon R. Wilson Law2010 - 2010
AssociateC. Grant King Law2009 - 2009
AssociateMartelle, Bratton & Associates2009 - 2009
Document Review/ParalegalHeller Ehrman, Lp2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Idaho State Bar's Commercial Law & Bankruptcy SectionMember2012 - Present
Idaho State Bar's Young Lawyers SectionCLE Chair2010 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawDoctor of LawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Santa Clara UniversityPsychology; minor-Philosophy; minor-Performing ArtsBS - Bachelor of Science2000