Annette was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1951, and is the oldest of 6 children. Annette graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 1976 with a B.S. in Political Science. She went on to law school at the University of Wisconsin School of Law - Madison, from which she graduated with a J.D. in 1979. She joined Conway Law Office in Baraboo, Wisconsin, that same year, which later became Conway, Gerhardt and Seefeld, SC. When she left the firm in 1994, with fond farewells, she was a senior partner with the firm, and was teaching classes for the Wisconsin State Bar Association.
In 1994, she and her husband pulled up stakes and moved to Whetstone, Arizona, where they live to this day. Annette’s only regret is that they didn’t leave the Wisconsin climate sooner, although she and her husband Glenn both miss family and friends that remain in Wisconsin.
Over the many years of advising clients on estate planning, business structure and real estate law, she has learned how good planning can bring dramatic benefits to clients and their families.
Annette enjoys classical music, reading, gardening, bird watching and riding her horses. Annette’s husband of over 42 years, Glenn, is a licensed general contractor. Annette assists him with the administrative aspects of the construction business, and together they own a small mobile home park and three rental houses in Whetstone. They are each other’s best friends, business partners and spouses. Glenn is often at the law office, usually accompanied by one or more of his 3 Miniature Australian Shepherd dogs. Annette and Glenn have two children, and three grandchildren. Their daughter Erika lives in Wisconsin with her family. Their son Greg and his family live in Germany where he is a civilian contractor for the military.
Annette is a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Elder Counsel, the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Wealth Counsel, the Arizona State Bar Association, the Sierra Vista Bar Association and other professional associations.
Annette and her husband Glenn live outside of Huachuca City with 8 dogs, 1 horse, and 1 cat.
Annette Gerhardt, Counsellor At Law
Paulette Kirkpatrick is the Funding and Settlement Coordinator as well as the Chief Financial Officer for Peace of Mind Law Center. Paulette joined our team in January 2007, with 19 years of legal experience, as well as four years of executive secretarial experience.
During her prior years of work experience, she assisted attorneys as a paralegal in many areas of law; however, her primary focus has been probate and real estate as well as law office administration.
Since joining our Team, her primary focus has been serving clients by coordinating the funding and settlement process in connection with Living Trusts. She is meticulous and enjoys detail work.
Paulette grew up in Colorado. She came to us from Vermont where she lived for 19 years. She resided in Sierra Vista for almost ten years until December of 2016 when she relocated to Colorado to help care for her aging parents. She now works for us remotely from there.
She enjoys entertaining friends and family and likes to cook. Paulette plays a violin that was rebuilt by her great-grandfather.
Paulette also enjoys painting. The cover of this Welcome Book is a copy of a lovely painting by Paulette entitled “Lemonade” that she has been kind enough to allow us to use for this purpose.
Paulette Kirkpatrick, Chief Financial Officer, Funding & Settlement Coordinator
Honey, a Toy Australian Shepherd, is one of Annette and Glenn’s 7 dogs. Honey is lovingly referred to as a “foster failure” because when Annette took her in, she’d planned on only fostering her until a permanent home was found. It wasn’t very long before the Gerhardts realized that they adored her and didn’t want to let her go! She is the perfect pet to have in the office, as she loves everyone is quite sure everyone loves her!
Honey has the unofficial title of Director of Public Relations for the firm.
Honey, Director of Public Relations
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