Ms. Rettelle is a graduate of San Francisco State University where she received her BA
in International Relations in 1987. In 1991 she moved to Washington DC where she worked as a senior litigation paralegal for a prestigious DC law firm. She worked first in the healthcare defense arena and then in commercial litigation where she had the opportunity to work on a number of high-profile international litigation and arbitration cases ranging from banking to the catastrophic failure of the Northeastern Electrical grid. Working closely with these litigation teams gave Ms. Rettelle the opportunity to experience the inner workings of the legal world really ultimately lead her to decide to take the leap from paralegal to lawyer in 1998 when she began attending night classes at Catholic University, Columbus School of Law while still continuing her work as a senior litigation paralegal. In 2002 she graduated and in a private in-chambers ceremony on a blustery January day in 2003 with her parents and her mentor in attendance she was sworn into the Arizona Bar.
In 2003 Ms. Rettelle relocated to Arizona and joined the Law Firm of Gibson Ferrin and
Riggs, PLC in Mesa where she practiced in the area of Family law, Commercial and Civil
Litigation. In 2005 with the support and encouragement of the Firm’s founders she shifted her focus to the Probate, Trust Administration and Adult Guardianship and Conservatorships to list of cases the firm handled. In addition to working general Probate and Trust Administrative matters, Ms. Rettelle also litigated contested probates and trust cases. In 2009 Ms. Rettelle began working as a Solo Practitioner and in 2010 Rettelle Law PLC was established. Ms. Rettelle continues to focus her practice in the areas of Family law, Probate and Trust Administration and Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship arenas and their related litigation issues.
Ms. Rettelle is a past member and regional director of the Arizona Women Lawyers
Association. She was also a member of the Defense Research Institute. She is also a past President of the East Valley Estate Planning Council. She is a current member of the Arizona State Bar’s Elder Law and Probate sections. She is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Arizona.