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Pamela Walsma

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Pamela Walsma has been practicing law in Yuma, Arizona since 1990 focusing on probate, trust, estate planning, guardianship, conservatorship law, business and real estate law.  She is licensed to practice law in Arizona and Missouri and is a licensed fiduciary in Arizona.
Pamela Walsma has served on Arizona State Bar Committees and is involved with various organizations in the Yuma area.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 30%
    26 years
  2. Guardianship: 25%
    26 years
  3. Wills: 25%
    26 years
  4. Trusts: 20%
    26 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Shadle & Walsma, PLC

833 E Plaza Circle
Suite 200
Yuma, AZ, 85365-2017


AZActive 199003/31/2016
MOGood Standing, Active197801/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Supervisor of the YearYuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerShadle & Walsma, PLC2000 - Present
Hearing Officer (General)City of Yuma2014 - 2014
Hearing Officer (RE matters)City of Yuma2009 - 2015
Hearing OfficerYuma Union High School District2008 - 2008
Instructor - Paralegal ProgramArizona Western College2008 - 2010
PartnerByrne, Benesch & Walsma, P.C.1997 - 2000
AssociateByrne & Bensch, P.C.1990 - 1997
Army Community Service OfficerU.S. Army Proving Ground1988 - 1990
Social Work Dept Head/Family Advocacy RepU.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa1986 - 1988
Counselor/TherapistPrivate Practice/Clinical Social Work1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Fiduciaries AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Arizona chapter)Member2005 - Present
Yuma County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Arizona chapter)President2012 - 2013
State Bar of Arizona, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember of Advisory Committee2003 - 2008
Yuma County Judicial Selection CommitteeMember2002 - 2007
State Bar of Arizona Executive CouncilChair, Probate and Trust Section2000 - 2000
Yuma County Bar AssociationPresident1998 - 1998
Yuma County Bar AssociationCLE Committee1998 - 2000
Arizona School Boards AssociationMember1997 - 2005
State Bar of Arizona Executive CouncilMember of Probate and Trust Section1997 - 2001
Yuma County Bar AssociationSecretary1997 - 1997
Yuma Judicial Advisory CommitteeCo-Chair1996 - 1996
Academy of Certified Social WorkersMember1983 - 1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor1978
Saint Louis UniversitySocial WorkMA - Masters1977
Saint Louis UniversitySocial WorkBS - Bachelor of Science1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Business InstituteThe Probate Process from Start to Finish2014