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Charles S. Zumpft

Family Attorney at Minden, NV

4.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 29 years
    Nevada - NV 31 years
    Colorado - CO 29 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1994
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody

  2. Divorce and separation

  3. Estate planning
    Estate planning services include, trusts, wills, durable power of attorney for health care, financial power of attorney and guardianships.

  4. Family
    Family law services include, divorce/separation, alimony, child custody and support, adoption, prenuptials and uncontested divorces.

  5. Probate

A lifelong Nevadan, Chuck grew up in Las Vegas in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.  Chuck earned his Bachelor’s Degree, with High Distinction from UNLV in 1989.  Chuck then attended the University of Utah College of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1992.  Following a one-year clerkship at the Nevada Supreme Court, Chuck began practicing in Minden, Nevada, in 1993.  He became an associate with Brooke and Shaw, LTD, and later a partner of Brooke Shaw Zumpft.  Mr. Shaw retired; Mr. Brooke passed away, so Chuck formed Minden Lawyers, LLC.

Chuck’s primary areas of practice include family law, probate and estate planning, and criminal defense.  Chuck is and has been Yerington City attorney since 2000; and is General Counsel for Kingsbury General Improvement District and Indian Hills General Improvement District, both of which are in Douglas County.  Chuck is General Counsel for the Gardnerville Water Company, as well as Silver Springs Mutual Water Company.  Chuck is also counsel for the Tahoe Village Homeowners Association.

Chuck regularly provides pro bono legal services through Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevada (“VARN”).  VARN awarded Chuck with its “Lawyer in the Lobby of the Year” award in 2014.

Minden Lawyers presently has three attorneys serving its clients.  Chris Nichols is Of Counsel, but still actively provides advice and representation in bankruptcy, business planning and real estate matters.  Kelli Gallimore is focusing her practice on criminal defense, family law, and estate planning.  Minden Lawyers is blessed with an exceptionally capable staff, Tammy, Pam and Heidi.

Chuck lives with his wife, Pat, of 33 years, and their newly adopted 6-year old son.  Chuck and Pat raised two boys of their own, Chase and Corbin, and have fostered approximately fifty children over the last eight years.  Chuck enjoys motorcycling, camping, exploring the area via side-by-side, woodworking and beekeeping.


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Minden Lawyers LLC
990 Ironwood Dr
Minden, NV, 89423


4.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by veronica | July 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I won my cases
Charles was my lawyer in 3 cases. One being a divorce case. He was amazing and was their for me and made sure I had the outcome I wanted and did not let me be bullied. I trust him and he is a good person.. He is a man who cares for his clients..
Posted by Charlie | July 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my butt!
Chuck is a total pro! Not only is he knowledgeable, he thinks outside the box. I hope I never need to hire him again, but I wouldn't hesitate if I ever end up in a mess like last time. And besides, he is a good guy.
Posted by Jessica M. Tierney | March 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Always a pleasure
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Zumpft on two occasions now. The first, upon a recommendation, Mr. Zumpft assisted me through the legal process involving a contentious divorce. More recently, I asked for his services regarding a review of child support. My experience with Mr. Zumpft, given the circumstances, has been nothing but positive. Mr. Zumpft is extremely thorough and knowledgeable, both of the law and the local courts. He is fair, and in my case, has always kept the best interest of the children as the highest priority. He has always been honest in his discussions with me and has never promised a result. Simply I have found that Mr. Zumpft has been an excellent guide, and has made me be an integral part in the case on each occasion. I have found Mr. Zumpft to be honest and have integrity. He and his office staff communicate well and are very welcoming.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Watch out he is after your money!
In my experience, he didn't represent me but rather tried to bill me and juice out any and every penny by pretending to represent me. For the same case, my counterpart paid 5 times less than I and was represented by better lawyers. Would not recommend them at all. Find someone who will represent their clients and not focus on how to bill the client.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Minden Lawyers, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Brooke Shaw Zumpft
  • 1993 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Nevada Supreme Court
  • 1992 - 1993


  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, with High Distinction
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Schutts v. Bently Nevada Corporation, 966 F.Supp 1546 (D.Nev. 1997)
  • Federal District Court granted summary judgment in Defendant's favor, and assessed attorney's fees against both Plaintiff and his counsel.


  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Mason Valley Beekeepers
  • N/A
  • Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Outstanding Pro Bono
  • Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans
  • 2016
  • Lawyer in the Lobby of the Year
  • Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevada
  • 2014
  • Lawyer in the Lobby of the Year
  • Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevada
  • 2014
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  • Nevada Lawyer
  • The Case for the Unconstitutionality of NRS 125A.330
  • 1999
  • Nevada Lawyer
  • Whoa! Nevada's Federal District Court Reins in Frivolous Civil Rights Actions
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Sealing Criminal Records in Nevada
  • Sealing Criminal Records
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
Endorse Charles
State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As he is the Yerington City Attorney, and I am the Yerington City Public Defender, we oppose one another every month on approximately 5-25 cases. Chuck is prepared, fair and easy to work with."
Bankruptcy and debt
Criminal defense

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Minden Family Lawyer Charles S. Zumpft
Charles S. Zumpft
Family Attorney
Minden, NV
Licensed for 31 years