DEBORAH GATES – Licensed in Idaho

Deborah Gates was born in Laguna Beach, California & raised in Ketchum, Idaho. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University, graduating with minors in Philosophy & Performing Arts. After completing her undergraduate work, Ms. Gates earned her juris doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law.

During law school, Ms. Gates interned for the Department of Children & Family Services’ contracted law firm, representing the children of families where abuse was alleged, including lower income clients in child custody cases. Also, during law school, Ms. Gates interned for the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office representing low-income individuals in criminal matters.

After graduating from law school, Deborah worked in the areas of family law, criminal defense, immigration, bankruptcy, tax litigation, insurance defense, & patent & copyright litigation. Deborah joins Jolley & Jolley, PLC as an associate attorney, specializing in family law, divorce, child custody, & child support modification cases.