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John brings a rich and diverse business and practical business background to the practice of Law.  He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver School of Law where he served on the Law Review.  Admitted to practice in 1982, he has handled a variety of types of law, but has found Estate Planning to be the area in which he wishes to specialize.


John has written and teaches extensive continuing education courses in estate planning for certified public accountants, certified financial planners, attorneys, investment executives and insurance professionals, as well as teaching the academic estate planning module for CFP® candidates and seminars on Estate Planning fundamentals for the general public.  He has had articles published in national periodicals.  He has appeared on Heartbeat of America with William Shatner and also Haystack TV.


John is also a Certified Financial Planner, has served as an Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan State College in Denver


John is extensively involved in his community serving on the Arapahoe-Douglas Mental Health  board of directors and performs regularly with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus where he sings low bass.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 55%
  2. Probate: 15%
  3. Elder Law: 15%
  4. Guardianship: 10%
  5. Uncontested Divorce: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Justin Wade Blow

    John's extensive knowledge of Estate Planning and Probate is impressive, but his knack for dealing with the human aspect of these cases is what sets him apart from other attorneys in his field.


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Contact info

J R Phillips & Associates PC

7700 E Arapahoe Rd
Suite 100
Centennial, CO, 80112


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJ R Phillips & Associates1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/AN/A
Arapahoe County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Denver Bar AssociationN/AN/A
South Metro Chamber of CommerceN/AN/A
AARP Legal Services NetworkN/AN/A
BBB - Denver/BoulderN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Personal Financial Planning MonthlyWill Versus Trust: Which Is Better2001
Apollo GroupDivorce and Estate PlanningN/A
Apollo GroupJoint Tenancy€“ All You Need to KnowN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
CFP Board of StandardsN/ACertified Financial Planner Certificate2000
FINRAN/ASeries 6 & 7 Licenses1998
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sentra Securities MeetingBasic Estate Planning Made Understandabl2002
SunAmerica Securities MeetingEstate Planning2001
School of BusinessEstate Planning for Finance MajorsN/A
CPA CEEstate Planning for CPAsN/A
Community Education SeriesNuts & Bolts of Estate PlanningN/A
Community EducationThe Complete Trust WorkshopN/A
Certified Financial Planners ProgramCFP Preparatory Course€“ Estate PlanningN/A