Attorney Jeanne Vatterott-Gale founded Hunt, Walsma & Gale with her prior law partner Gerald Hunt and another Yuma attorney, Pamela Walsma. She serves clients statewide and nationally. Jeanne Vatterott-Gale is an experienced attorney who has been helping individuals, families, and businesses achieve their goals for more than 25 years. She is a trust and estates specialist certified by the State Bar of Arizona, also practicing in the Imperial Valley of California. She has a diploma in taxation from The University of San Diego School of Law where her studies focused on estate planning and taxation, as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Saint Louis University. Mrs. Gale has significant experience in cases involving financial exploitation particularly of vulnerable adults.

Mrs. Gale previously worked in the public sector, having served as the Assistant General Counsel for the City of St. Louis Redevelopment Authority, and as staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Since moving to Arizona, she has also provided services to the Cities of Somerton and Yuma.

Experience and Education

Ms. Gale graduated cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Arizona, California, and Missouri. In 2001, she completed a program in taxation at the University of San Diego Law School.

Ms. Gale served the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a staff attorney and worked for the St. Louis Redevelopment Authority as associate general counsel. She is also a sought-after scholar who has served as an adjunct professor at Arizona Western College, and in administrative positions at Stanford Law School and Boalt Hall.
In addition to her practice and work as a teacher, she is an active member of a legal community. She holds membership in the State Bar of Arizona, where she is a member of the Probate and Trust section. She also serves on the Arizona State Bar Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

At Hunt, Walsma & Gale, she represents clients in a wide variety of legal matters. She concentrates much of her practice on advising individuals and families in financial matters, such as estate planning, estate administration, and probate matters. She also represents commercial clients in various business-related matters, such as real property and tax planning.


Attorney Jeanne Vatterott-Gale provides her clients comprehensive, personalized legal counsel. She works closely with each client to identify their goals and to formulate an effective legal strategy. She will thoroughly explain your rights and options and will guide you through the decision making process. She will aggressively fight for your rights and will provide the high-quality legal advice you need to prevail in your case.

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Attorney Jeanne Vatterott-Gale is an experienced attorney who has been helping individuals and families achieve their goals for more than 30 years. She has the necessary knowledge and skills to guide you through every phase of your case. In addition, the experienced business attorneys at Hunt, Walsma & Gale are ready to provide commercial clients with the advice they need to see their companies thrive. Contact our Yuma office today to schedule a consultation.