GAELLE MCCONNELL, JD, is a sole practitioner concentrating in the areas of estate planning, probate, elder law, guardianship/conservatorship, and business planning. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico and received her juris doctor with honors from the University of New Mexico. She is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ("ACTEC"). Ms. McConnell is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Trusts and Estates and has a Martindale-Hubbell "AV" (highest) rating from her peers and colleagues. Ms. McConnell served on the ad hoc Supreme Court Adult Guardianship Study Commission and as chair of the Ad Hoc Guardianship Rules Committee. She is a board member of the New Mexico Guardianship Association.