Gary H. Ruddell

Gary H. Ruddell

Partner since 1971
Visalia, California

Mr. Ruddell was born in Caldwell, Idaho, on January 16, 1945. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A. cum laude, 1966) and University of San Francisco (J.D., 1969). Mr. Ruddell was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1970. He is a member of the Tulare County Bar Association (President, 1981) and the State Bar of California. Mr. Ruddell, in addition to business formation, real estate acquisition and sales, and other transactional work, focuses on estate planning utilizing wealth transfer programs for families with large estates, probate and trust administration. He continues to handle real property development, both commercial and residential. Recent projects include Mary's Vineyard, Rancho Viejo, and Key West Shopping Centers in Visalia, California; Del Lago, a 620-acre community development in Tulare, California; The Courtyards, a 20-acre commercial and office complex; Shannon Ranch, a 600-acre residential and commercial development in Visalia, California; Village West, a 30-acre commercial project and Marsh Street Commons, a mixed use residential and commercial condominium project in San Luis Obispo, California.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Related Documents and Contracts
  • Business Organizations
  • Real Estate Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1970


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1969
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A. cum laude - 1966

Representative Clients

  • Mangano Homes, Inc.
  • Lagomarsino Group
  • CRS Farming
  • Four Star Fruit, Inc.


  • Wells Fargo Private Banking

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tulare County Bar Association, President, 1981
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Fresno Pacific University, Trustee