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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.



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Probate: 20%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Guardianship: 20%

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Contact info

Hunt & Gale

330 W 24th St Ste 1
Yuma, AZ, 85364-6455


AZActive 199507/03/2016
MOGood Standing, Active198501/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Certified Specialist - Estates and Trust LawState Bar of Arizona2009
Outstand Sole Practioner for Yuma CountyArizona State Bar Association2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHunt & Gale2007 - Present
ProfessorArizona Western College2007 - 2009
OwnerLaw Office of Jeanne Vatterott-Gale1999 - 2007
AttorneyWestover, Shadle & Byrd1998 - 1999
Director of Career ServicesUniversity Of California Berkeley1992 - 1993
Director Career Services & Public Interest ProgramsStanford, Law School1988 - 1991
Adjunct ProfessorSt. Louis University School Of Law1987 - 1988
Associate General CounselSt. Louis Redevelopment Authority1986 - 1987
AttorneyU.S. Department Of Agriculture1985 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Arizona, Continuing Legal Education CommitteMemberN/A
Yuma County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of Arizona, Mental Health and Elder LawMemberN/A
State Bar of Arizona, Probate and Trust Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Martindale-Hubbell publicationLegal Leaders - America's Top Rated Lawyers2015
Giving Counsel, Arizona Community FoundationAn Introduction to Special Needs Trusts2011
St. Louis Law ReviewAssociate Editor1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawTaxationPost-JD2001
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Saint Louis University School of LawPublic AdministrationMA - Masters1982
University of Missouri, ColumbiaFrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Start-UpLegal Issues Impacting Veteran Owned Businesses2014
National Business InstituteThe Probate Process from Start to Finish2014
Arizona Society of CPA’s, Southwest ChapterNew Rules for Court Accountings or Court ‘Accounts2012
An Introduction to Family Limited PartnershipsAn Introduction to Family Limited Partnerships2012
University of ArizonaTrusts: An Introduction2010
Yuma Sunrise Rotary ClubEstate Planning: Who needs a trust?2009