Jeanne M. Vatterott-Gale

Hunt & Gale

Jeanne M. Vatterott-Gale

Hunt & Gale

Jeanne M. Vatterott-Gale

Hunt & Gale

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Firm Description

Hunt & Gale | Attorneys at law

Hunt & Gale is a Yuma, Arizona law firm serving clients statewide as well as in Alaska, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. The firm provides a wide range of legal services for individuals, families, and businesses. Attorney Gerald Hunt and Attorney Jeanne Vatterott-Gale are the principal attorneys in the firm, both with decades of experience in business law, estate planning, taxation, real property, and several other practice areas. They have the necessary knowledge and skill to provide the personalized, high-quality legal advice you need to achieve your goals.

Our Practice

At Hunt & Gale we represent clients in several practice areas, including:

  • Wealth Preservation & Estate Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Decedent’s Estates
  • Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Conservatorships & Guardianships
  • Business Services
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Non-Profit Services
  • Public Entity Law
  • Taxation
  • Health Law

The attorneys at Hunt & Gale offer extensive business services to our commercial clients. Our experienced business attorneys offer corporate clients guidance on business formation and organization, personnel and employment matters, financial transactions, operations and compliance, as well as commercial real property.

In addition, the firm represents individuals and families in a wide range of civil matters, including taxation, estate planning and administration, probate, elder law, and guardianship and conservatorships.

Our Approach

At Hunt & Gale, our attorneys and staff are dedicated to providing personalized legal counsel by providing advice, coaching and litigation services to our clients. Our attorneys work one-on-one with clients to understand the details of their case and help them establish and set short- and long-term goals. We educate, inform and guide clients to appropriate decisions by first explaining their options and then guiding them through the stages of decision-making in planning, transactional work and litigation matters. For estate planning clients, we draft documents and assist them in the transfer of assets to best equip them for the uncertainties of the future. Our attorneys will take the time to listen to you and, together, we will formulate a personalized legal strategy that will allow you to achieve your goals.

The attorneys at Hunt & Gale are focused on providing top-quality service. That means we work hard to keep you informed about important developments in your case.

Contact Us

At Hunt & Gale, our team is ready to provide the personalized, comprehensive legal counsel you need. We serve businesses, families and individuals throughout the Western states. We are based on the Arizona and California border and serve both states in advice and litigation matters. We also advise and counsel and serve clients from Washington, Oregon, Texas, Colorado, Alaska, Wyoming and Missouri. Contact our Yuma office to schedule a consultation in person or by telephone with one of our experienced attorneys.

Jeanne Vatterott-Gale


256 S. Second Avenue
Suite E
Yuma, AZ 85364

Phone: (928) 783-0103

Fax: (928) 783-2788

Email: receptionist@azyumalaw.comAvvo LinkedIn

Attorney Jeanne Vatterott-Gale is co-founder of Hunt & Gale in Yuma, Arizona, with attorney Gerald Hunt, where 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 St. Louis University School of Law, 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 the 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 & 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.

Contact Us

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 skill to guide you through every phase of your case. In addition, the experienced business attorneys at Hunt & 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.

Gerald W. Hunt


Attorney Gerald W. Hunt is a veteran lawyer who has been practicing for more than 40 years. He and attorney Jeanne Vatterott-Gale are co-founders of Hunt & Gale, which provides high-quality legal advice to individual, municipal, and commercial clients across the country.


Gerald Hunt, having obtained an LLM in taxation from Washington University in St. Louis, is recognized as an AV Preeminent (5.0 out of 5.0) rated attorney. He was elected as a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel. A former trust officer, he has extensive knowledge of the fiduciary and reporting requirements of trustees in revocable and irrevocable trusts, and of other fiduciaries including personal representatives, majority business owners, and partners and LLC members. He has served as an attorney for dozens of businesses, assists them in their operations, personnel issues, real estate and land use needs. He has represented many of Western Arizona’s preeminent business enterprises, real estate developers, financial institutions, agribusiness ventures and the estate and succession planning needs of the families behind them. Mr. Hunt further has extensive experience in the Municipal and Public Agency Law, having presided as city attorney for the Cities of San Luis and Somerton, and the Towns of Parker and Quartzsite and assisted many quasi-governmental entities, including industrial development authorities, economic development agencies, municipal property corporations and other public entities.



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