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Jean Galloway Ball

Elder law Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 4 years
    Maryland - MD 32 years
    Virginia - VA 44 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 46 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2019
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1977
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jean

Learn Jean’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation

  2. Estate planning

  3. Guardianship


Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC
10306 Eaton Place
Suite 130
Fairfax, VA, 22030

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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2019
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Jean Galloway Ball
In 2017, I was seeking legal expertise in the area of Elder Care. My journey led me to Jean Galloway Ball. Since then, she has been instrumental in guiding me through/about Elder Care as well as Estate Planning/Trusts. She was able to assess my situations immediately, provide the challenges ahead for me, options for resolutions, thorough in ensuring I understood all documentation, and, above all else, understood me. I am thankful for her knowledge, frankness, concern, and patience. As a result of her professional demeanor, and just who she is, I felt at ease during and after each session even though, many times, the situation that I was dealing with didn’t warrant it. I highly recommend Jean Galloway Ball. She will never give up on her client.
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2017
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Superb Attorney
Jean Galloway Ball is a superb attorney in every way. We hired her to represent us in a difficult estate litigation matter. I am an attorney myself and I had very high standards. She met and even exceeded them throughout the litigation. She has great judgment, is very responsive, produces excellent work product and works really hard to represent your interests. I am very happy we hired Jean to represent us.
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Posted by Maralee | August 30, 2015
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As recommended by her collegue
My husband left behind a very muddled and complicated estate with no will, loans that were owed him, real estate owned in several states, a construction project that was barely started, unpaid taxes, money in a foreign account that was frozen, a safe deposit box owned by him alone and a jealous girl friend who sued me. Jean and her associates have helped me through the process of becoming the administrator of his estate, reactivate my late husbands LLC so I can continue the construction project and has countered the suit effectively. Jean has begun the process of forcing the repayments of the loans by placing liens against the debtors property which he has for sale thereby preventing sale without repayment of his loan. There is still much to be done, but I have confidence in Jean's ability to advise me and help me find the specialized help I need to complete this task..
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2015
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Jean Galloway Ball, an Excellent Attorney!!
Jean's keen attentiveness and listening skills combined with her years of experience, enabled her to cut through immediately to the core of my personal situation and needs, and to advise me wisely. She produced the needed document efficiently and expediently, and remained, and still remains totally accessible to answer any residual questions (all this with the help of her amazing paralegal, Jennifer. What a great team!) My experience with Jean was excellent and a process I was dreading turned out to be easy, pleasant and quick. You cannot choose a better attorney!
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Posted by Keith | August 27, 2015
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Excellent Attorney!
Jean has been my attorney for over four years and she is a unique combination of intelligence, thoroughness, and compassion. Jean is well versed in the law and is extremely organized in court. She makes you feel totally supported and even gets back to you when she's out of town (and I suspect, on vacation). I would highly recommend Jean to anyone who is looking for a well regarded, knowledgeable, and empathetic lawyer. She represents me and my elder mother with a lot of experience and understanding.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2015
Jean Galloway Ball Is An Excellent Lawyer. Go See Jean Ball If You Want The Best Attorney!!
Jean Galloway Ball is Smart, Empathetic, Intelligent, and a Great Communicator. Jean Ball works night and day for you. Whenever you want Jean, she is there. She will email you back quickly and Jean has a tremendous way of explaining law to a lay person. She makes a difficult case into a piece of cake. Jean also has a tremendous administrator and she has a sister, Cecily, who teaches her craft at night. They make you feel like you are their only client. Jean Galloway Ball will fight for you. She knows the law and people inside out and upside down. Jean Galloway Ball is real winner and because of her, you will be a winner too! I am very happy that I went to Jean Ball and you will be too. Thank You Jean! You are the Best Lawyer!!
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Jean Galloway Ball, PLC
  • 1991 - Present


  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Andrews v. Creacey, 56 VA 510, 621 S.E.2d 397
  • Divorce granted and assets divided
  • Estate of Parfitt v. Parfitt, 277 Va. 333, 672 S.E.2d 827
  • Caregiver son found liable to the estate
  • Dowling v. Rowan, 270 Va. 510, 621 S.E.2d 397
  • Elective share claim denied.


  • Council of Advanced Practitioners, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, Steering Committee and Program Committee
  • 2006 - Present
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Past President
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 1992 - Present
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar, Senior Lawyers Conference
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Influential Women of Virginia
  • Virginia Lawyers Media
  • 2011
  • Fellow Award
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2010

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Fairfax Elder law Lawyer Jean Galloway Ball
Jean Galloway Ball
Elder law Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 46 years