Scott R. Santerre


480-991-3990 Phone

480-443-1948 Fax

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Scott was born in Duluth, Minnesota and moved to Arizona in 1960. He is a partner of Santerre & Vande Krol, Ltd., which was founded in 1982 and located in Scottsdale. For over 30 years, his practice has focused on sophisticated estate planning, tax planning, probate and estate representation, business formation and transactions and employee benefits.

Scott is an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell with the highest ratings for legal ability and ethical standards, and has been certified as a tax specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization since 1993. He has also been named by Southwest Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Arizona since 2008. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. These selections are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc., of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Law & Politics publishes Super Lawyers magazine across the country.

Scott is highly respected in the legal field and his colleagues value his expertise, attention to detail and professionalism.

Besides his passion for practicing law, Scott also enjoys playing volleyball, watching Arizona State athletics and spending time with his family. Scott has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 38 years and has two daughters and four grandchildren. Scott and Debbie are the proud parents of Laura Santerre-Lemmon (child clinical psychologist in Denver) and Kristen Santerre Haden (an attorney in San Diego), and the proud grandparents of Morgan and Ryan Lemmon and Harper and Luke Haden.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts andEstates
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Business Formation and Transactions
  • Tax Planning
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Employee Benefits


  • University of San Diego, J.D., cum laude, 1976
  • Arizona State University, B.S., with distinction, 1972

Professional Memberships

  • Scottsdale Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors 1992-1997)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Phoenix Tax Workshop (Member, 401 Committee, 1988-Present)


  • Duluth, Minnesota, 1950