Attorney Philip P. Lindsley is a widely recognized elder and disability law attorney, and one of only two Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA) in San Diego County. This specialization is accredited by the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California. He is also a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probates. His practice is limited to Special Needs and Disability Planning, Life Care Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Asset Protection, Conservatorships and alternatives, and Probate and Trust Administration.
Phil is a native San Diegan, and has been practicing law in San Diego County for over 30 years. Before focusing on Elder and Special Needs Law, he practiced in the related areas of mental health law, pharmaceutical and health care law, pubic health law, guardianship and conservatorship and estate planning and administration. Phil is a member of the Trust, Probate and Estate Planning sections of the State and San Diego Bar Associations, and a long time member of the Bar's Financial and Medical Liaison committees. He is a past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the San Diego County Bar, and for five years a Floor Leader of the San Diego County Bar Associations Estate Planning Section to the California Conference of Delegates. Phil was also honored to serve four years as a member of the Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission (JNE) of the State Bar of California. Phil is a former Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, having taught primarily in the areas of Conservatorship and Mental Health Law. He currently serves as a Pro Tem Judge for the San Diego Probate Court.
Phil has worked with many consumer groups and organizations over the years. He currently is on the Board of Directors of the Special Needs Trust Foundation of San Diego. He has also worked with the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), the Alzheimers Association, Parkinsons Disease Association, the California and San Diego County Mental Health Associations and many other special needs and disability advocacy groups. He founded the San Diego Elder Law Center in 1997. Phil's expertise in elder and disability law, and his passion for the needs of elders and people with special needs, their families and caregivers, makes him a frequent and popular speaker to professional and lay groups.
When he is not practicing law, Phil is an avid reader and history buff, and enjoys his time as a gourmet cook, gardener as well as traveling.
Phil performed his undergraduate and graduate work in Psychology at San Diego State University, and received his law degree from University of San Diego School of Law.
San Diego Elder Law Center is widely recognized as San Diego's premier elder and special needs law firm. We help our clients and their families in matters of long term care planning, Medi-Cal and VA benefits qualification, special needs trusts, conservatorships, estate planning, probate, and more. We can also help you identify appropriate resources in the community for the best possible care for yourself or family member, and analyze any available benefit programs that may pay for such care.
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