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Philip Lindsley - San Diego, CA

7880 Golfcrest Dr San Diego, CA 92119

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Updated: 12/14/2022

San Diego Elder & Special Needs Law Lawyer

Overview

The San Diego Elder Law Center was founded in 1997 by San Diego attorney Philip P. Lindsley to better serve the legal needs of San Diego county's elder and disabled communities, their families, and caregivers. Mr. Lindsley has more than 30 years of experience in disability and Medi-Cal planning, conservatorships, trust & estate planning, special needs trusts and probate. He limits his practice to these areas...

The San Diego Elder Law Center was founded in 1997 by San Diego attorney Philip P. Lindsley to better serve the legal needs of San Diego county's elder and disabled communities, their families, and caregivers. Mr. Lindsley has more than 30 years of experience in disability and Medi-Cal planning, conservatorships, trust & estate planning, special needs trusts and probate. He limits his practice to these areas. Mr. Lindsley has been designated a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. This specialization in Elder Law is accredited by the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association. He is one of only two certified specialists in Elder Law in San Diego County. He is also a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate. Mr. Lindsley is a native San Diegan. He did his undergraduate and graduate work in Psychology at San Diego State University, graduating with honors. He received his Juris Doctorate from USD School of Law in 1980. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law. Mr. Lindsley is a popular speaker before professional and consumer groups in the field of elder and special needs law issues.

About Philip Lindsley

Practice Areas

  • Elder & Special Needs Law 50%
  • Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate 50%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, NELF, Accredited, State Bar of California, 2004
  • Certified Legal Specialist, Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate, State Bar of California Board of S Legal Specialization, 2009

Other Affiliations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2000 - Present (Member)
  • Elder Law Section, San Diego County Bar Association, 2008 - 2010 (Chair)
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, 2010 - Present (Member)
  • Special Needs Trust Foundation of San Diego, 2010 - Present (Board of Directors)
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners, 2008 - Present (Member)
  • San Diego County Bar Association, 1981 - Present (Member)
  • National Elder Law Foundation, 2004 - Present (Member)
  • State Bar of California, Trusts, and Estates Section, 1998 - Present (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Conservatorship Clinic, USD School of Law, 1986 - 1989
  • Special Needs Trusts, Admin. Office of the Courts, Judicial Ed, 2011 - Present
  • Special Needs Trusts, San Diego Probate Court, 2011 - Present
  • Life Care & Medi-Cal Planning, Alzheimer's Association, 2011 - Present
  • Elder Law and Medi-Cal Planning, San Diego County Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Public Benefit Planning and Special Needs Trusts, San Diego County Law Library, 2010 - Present
  • Conservatorship for Court Appointed Attorneys, San Diego County Bar Probate Bench-Bar Community, 2010 - Present
  • Life Care Planning, San Diego Caregiver's Coalition, 2010 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Commissioner, Judicial Nominations Commission (JNE), State Bar of California, 2000 - 2004
  • Judge Pro Tem, San Diego Superior Court, Probate Division, 2011 - Present
  • San Diego County Adult Protective Services-Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) , 2008 - Present

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    J.D.
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California, 1975
    B.A.
    Honors: With High Distinction
    Honors: With High Honors
    Major: Psychology

Office Information

Address

7880 Golfcrest Dr San Diego, CA 92119

Fax

  • 619-472-0700

Achievements

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Past Lists

  • 2023 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list

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Honors

  • Honoring Leadership Award (San Diego County Bar), 2010 - Present
  • Service Award, State Bar of California, Judicial Nominations Commission, 2005 - Present

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