Valerie Pistole

Valerie Pistole: Attorney with Walter & Pistole
  • Senior Counsel at Walter & Pistole (2 Attorneys)
  • 670 W. Napa Street, Suite F, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Currently a principal in the firm of Walter & Pistole, Valerie Pistole was admitted to the Supreme Court of California in 1975. Prior to moving her practice to the City of Sonoma, she was a trial attorney in civil and felony criminal matters in the nine Superior Courts of the Northern California counties and the Northern and Eastern District Federal Courts of California.

Valerie now works primarily in estate planning and business law. She represents small and medium business in establishing partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations, as well as assisting with buy-sell agreements, real estate matters and contracts with business owners.

Her clients also include families and individuals, creating wills and trusts as well as administering probate, trusts and conservatorships.
Valerie was commended by the State Bar of California Board of Governors in 1985 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the delivery of pro bono services in California. She was a co-founder of the Napa Commission on the Status of Women. Valerie was an associate professor in the Management Studies Department of Sonoma State University and a member of the Legislative Committee of the State Bar.

Valerie was also a host of the radio program "The Resource Network" on KSVY and was a guest columnist for "Legal Matters" for the Sonoma Sun. She is currently a member of the State Bar Committee of Trusts and Estates and the attorney coach for the Sonoma High School Mock Trial team.

Valerie was most recently honored as “Woman of Year” by the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
707-509-8673  Phone
707-996-9603  Fax
University Attended:
Syracuse University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1972; Golden Gate University, M.S., Taxation, 1980
Law School Attended:
Stanford University; University of Santa Clara, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1977, U.S. Tax Court; 1975, California
State Bar of California (Member, Trusts and Estate Sections).

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