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Jeanne Vatterott-Gale

Guardianship Attorney at Yuma, AZ

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Jeanne Vatterott-Gale is an attorney currently practicing in Yuma, Arizona with the

firm of Hunt & Gale. She is an active member of the State Bars of Arizona, California and


A 1985 cum laude graduate of St. Louis University Law School, Jeanne received a

fellowship in public law and government. After graduation, she worked as an attorney for the

U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. She later returned to practice in her

native St. Louis, and worked for the St. Louis Redevelopment Authority and later as a clinical

instructor at St. Louis University. After marrying and relocating to California, she worked as

an administrator at both Stanford and University of California Berkeley- Boalt Hall Law


In 1992, Jeanne moved to Yuma. She opened her own practice in 1997. In 2001,

she obtained a diploma in taxation from the University of San Diego law school where her

studies focused on estate & gift taxation, partnership taxation and deferred compensation.

Her current practice focuses on the areas of estate planning, probate, closely held businesses

and real estate. She is certified by the Arizona State Bar as specialist in the areas of trusts

and estates.


Licensed for 37 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 12/21/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 12/05/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 01/01/2023

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256 S. 2nd Avenue
Suite E
Yuma, AZ, 85364-2257


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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning Professional
I have been working with Mrs. Gale for a couple years now and not only has she been extremely helpful to me and my entire family, she has also drafted trust documents and other estate planning documents for several of my friends who I referred to her. I would not hesitate to give Jeanne my highest and best endorsement. She is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to explain difficult concepts in a way we can all understand.
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Posted by Lorraine | July 15, 2016
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Defender of rightousness in elder abuse case with legal expertise
Jeanne Vatterott-Gale won my case in re-establishing my elderly mother's estate and finances when the case seemed totally impossible to retrieve to safety and well-being. It took 2.5 years to settle and Ms. Gale had monies returned to the estate before they were exhausted. The family dispute over who would control my mother's persona, future and wealth between arguing siblings in court became alarmingly bizarre. Any other attorney may have lost their wits. The case at times was heartbreaking and sad; near hopeless. The greater the challenge the sharper Ms. Gale's determination to win what is right. I was my mother's advocate and Ms. Gale was advocate for both of us. In the end it was a remarkable outcome, return to normalcy for my mother and a good outcome for the entire family. Putting differences and selfishness aside it was yet the best outcome for us all. Dignity was restored for my mother.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2015
Certified in Trust and Estates and Professional
Ms. Vatterott-Gale is knowledgeable in taxation of estates and estate planning issues. I frequently seek her advice in these areas of the law.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hunt, Walsma & Gale
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hunt & Gale
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Professor
  • Arizona Western College
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Jeanne Vatterott-Gale
  • 1999 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Westover, Shadle & Byrd
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Director of Career Services
  • University Of California Berkeley
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Director Career Services & Public Interest Programs
  • Stanford, Law School
  • 1988 - 1991
  • Adjunct Professor
  • St. Louis University School Of Law
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Associate General Counsel
  • St. Louis Redevelopment Authority
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Attorney
  • U.S. Department Of Agriculture
  • 1985 - 1996
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  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • Post-JD
  • 2001
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude
  • 1985
  • Saint Louis University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1982
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979
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  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Continuing Legal Education Committe
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Yuma County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Arizona, Mental Health and Elder Law
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Arizona, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English


  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Estates and Trust Law
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2009
  • Outstand Sole Practioner for Yuma County
  • Arizona State Bar Association
  • 2006
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  • Martindale-Hubbell publication
  • Legal Leaders - America's Top Rated Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Giving Counsel, Arizona Community Foundation
  • An Introduction to Special Needs Trusts
  • 2011
  • St. Louis Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Start-Up
  • Legal Issues Impacting Veteran Owned Businesses
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • 2014
  • Arizona Society of CPA’s, Southwest Chapter
  • New Rules for Court Accountings or Court ‘Accounts
  • 2012
  • An Introduction to Family Limited Partnerships
  • An Introduction to Family Limited Partnerships
  • 2012
  • University of Arizona
  • Trusts: An Introduction
  • 2010
  • Yuma Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Estate Planning: Who needs a trust?
  • 2009
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Yuma Guardianship Lawyer Jeanne Vatterott-Gale
Jeanne Vatterott-Gale
Guardianship Attorney
Yuma, AZ
Licensed for 37 years