Jean Galloway Ball

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Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy PLC
 | 10511 Judicial Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-896-4746
Fax: 703-591-5082
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (40%),
  • Elder Law (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jean Galloway Ball is an attorney at Hale Ball in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Ball focuses her practice on elder law, special needs planning, estate planning, and fiduciary litigation, serving clients throughout Virginia.

    Ms. Ball has more than 40 years of experience advising disabled individuals, senior citizens  and their families on items such life care and estate planning, powers of attorney, wills and trusts, Medicaid qualification and asset preservation, guardianship, estate and trust administration. She advises and represents clients in cases of contested guardianships, will contests, augmented estate claims,  financial exploitation and asset recovery, fiduciary accountings and removal actions. She is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and California.

    Over the course of her years in practice, Ms. Ball has been honored for her accomplishments. She is a fellow in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, was listed among the “influential women in Virginia” by Virginia Lawyers Media in 2011 and was elected to the 2020 Class of the Virginia Legal Hall of Fame.

    Ms. Ball has always enjoyed staying involved in her legal and professional communities. She is a former president of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and previously served as president and on the board of directors of the Insight Memory Care Center.

    Ms. Ball is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a member of the Council of Advance Practitioners, serving as chair of the steering committee. She also belongs to the Academy of Special Needs Planners and the American Bar Association.

    Ms. Ball earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California Berkeley. She received her law degree from the George Washington University Law School. Her additional credentials include a certification in elder law by the National Elder Law Foundation.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 30%Elder Law
    • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About Jean Ball

    Admitted: 1979, Virginia

    Professional Webpage:


    • "AV" peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Super Lawyer in the field of Elder Law in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 in both the Washington, D.C. metro area and Virginia., SuperLawyer, SuperLawyers
    • Ms. Ball was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  This is the highest honor NAELA bestows on their members for leadership in the field of elder law., Fellow, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2010
    • "Influential Women in Virginia.", 2011

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California, 2019
    • Maryland, 1991
    • Virginia, 1979
    • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Council of Advanced Practitioners, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Academy of Special Needs Planners, American Bar Association
    • District of Columbia, 1977

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors and was President of the Alzheimer's Family Day Center

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Virginia Legal Hall of Fame - Class of 2020, 2020

    Educational Background:

    • National Law Center, George Washington University, 1977
    • University of California at Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in history., 1971
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    Office Location for Jean Galloway Ball

    10511 Judicial Drive
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Phone: 703-896-4746

    Fax: 703-591-5082

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