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Philip Palmer Lindsley

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Medicaid & Medicare, Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning, Health Care, Wills & Living Wills

About Me

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 disability communities, their families, and caregivers. Mr. Lindsley has more than 30 years of experience in  Medi-Cal and public benefits planning,  asset preservation, conservatorships, trust & estate planning, special needs trusts and planning, 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, and an Accredited VA Attorney.   Mr. Lindsley is a native San Diegan. (Crawford Colt!).  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 past Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, and volunteers time as a Pro Tem Judge for the Probate Court . He has been and is a member of many boards and commissions, both professional and community, and is a popular speaker on topics concerning Elder and Special Needs Law and public benefits planning.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Elder Law: 30%
    18 years
  2. Medicaid & Medicare: 25%
  3. Trusts: 15%
    35 years
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    35 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Contact Info

San Diego Elder Law Center

110 West C Street
Suite 1300
San Diego, CA, 92101

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198005/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Honoring Leadership AwardSan Diego County Bar Association2010
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust & Probate LawState Bar of California2009
Service AwardState Bar of California, Judicial Nominations Commission2005
Certified Elder Law Attorney(Accredited, State Bar of CA)National Elder Law Foundation2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Attorney; FounderSan Diego Elder Law Center1997 - Present
Corporate Counsel-Board MemberSwimors, Inc.1987 - 1996
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of San Diego School of Law1985 - 1988
Managing PartnerEigenhauser and Lindsley1982 - 1986
AttorneyLaw Office of Philip Lindsley1980 - 1982

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionExecutive Committee2014 - Present
Probate Attorneys of San DiegoBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Special Needs Trust Foundation of San DiegoBoard Member2010 - Present
Life Care Planning Law Firms AssociationMember2010 - Present
San Diego County Adult Protective Services - Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST)Member2008 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionChair2008 - 2010
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMember2008 - Present
Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission, State Bar of CaliforniaCommissioner2000 - 2005
Association for Conflict Resolution, San Diego ChapterBoard Member2000 - 2004
California State Bar Conference of DelegatesSan Diego Bar, Floor Leader2000 - 2005
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2000 - Present
San Diego County Bar, Financial Liason CommitteeMember1997 - Present
Bar of the United States Supreme CourtMember1984 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association - Medical/Legal Liason CommitteeMember1982 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
California Mental Health AssocChair - Medi-Cal & Short-Doyle Reform Committee1979 - 1982
California State Mental Health Assoc.Chair, Policy and Budget Committee1978 - 1982

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
San Diego State UniversityPsychologyN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Probate Attorneys of San DiegoEthics for the Probate Court Practitioner2012
South Bay ProvidersLife Care Planning - A New Approach Integrating Medi-Cal and VA Planning, and Advocacy Services2012
San Carlos Methodist ChurchLong-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2012
Center for Judicial Education and Research Administrative Office of the Courts - San Francisco, CASpecial Needs Trusts2012
Assemblyman Marty Block's Office, 78th DistrictLong-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2012
Access to IndependenceSpecial Needs Trusts2012
The Glenner CenterLong-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2011
The Glenner CenterLife Care Planning - A New Approach to Chronic Care2011
The Caregiver Coalition of San DiegoLife Care Planning - A New Appraoch to Chronic Care2011
Superior Court and San Diego County StaffSpecial Needs Trusts2011
Successful Aging ExpoLife Care Planning - A New Approach Integrating Medi-Cal and VA Planning, and Advocacy Services2011
Special Needs Trust FoundationSpecial Needs Trusts2011
San Diego County Public Administrators and GuardiansLong-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2011
San Diego County Bar Association, Family and Elder Law SectionsElder Law Issues for the Family Law Practitioner2011
Rex and Margaret Downing GroupLong-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2011
Probate Bench Bar Committee CE for Court Appointed AttorneysConservatorships for Court Appointed Attorneys2011
Old Mission RotaryLife Care Planning - A New Appraoch to Chronic Care2011
Mira Mesa Senior CenterLife Care Planning2011
Legal Aid SocietyLong-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2011
Center for Judicial Education and Research Administrative Office of the Courts - San Francisco, CASpecial Needs Trusts2011
Aurora Behavioral Health CareLong-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2011
Alzheimer's Association Family CounselorsLife Care Planning - A New Approach to Chronic Care2011
Alzheimer's AssociationLife Care Planning - A New Approach to Chronic Care2011
VA Hospital of San Diego - Gerentological-Psychiatry DepartmentLong-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2010
VA Hospital Gerentological-Psychiatry DepartmentConservatorships in California2010
UCSD "Learn at Lunch Program"Long-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2010
San Diego HospiceConservatorships in California2010
San Diego County Law LibrarySpecial Needs Trusts and Public Benefits Planning2010
Probate Bench Bar Committee CE for Court Apppointed AttorneysConservatorships for Court Appointed Attorneys2010
PFAC - 15th Annual Educational ConferenceLong-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2010
New Mexico Financial Literacy ProjectElder Law Overview for Health and Social Work Professionals2010
LivHOMESpecial Needs Trusts2010
Grossmont Hospital Behvioral Unit StaffConservatorships in California2010
Aurora Behavioral Health Care StaffConservatorships in California2010
UCSDMedi-Cal Planning - Now and Under the Deficit Reduction Act2009
South Bay Bar Association CE LunchOverview of Elder Law2009
San Diego County Public Law LibraryMedi-Cal Planning - Now and Under the Deficit Reduction Act2009
San Diego County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionConservatorships in California2009
Paradise Valley Hospital StaffLong-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2009
Lorman Education ServicesSpecial Needs Trusts2009
Grace Care ManagementLong-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2009
ARC Community Employment ServicesConservatorships in California2009
UCSDLong-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2008
San Diego County Financial Abuse Service Team (FAST)Medi-Cal Planning - Now and Under the Deficit Reduction Act Changes2008
San Diego County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionSurrogate Financial Managment2008
San Diego County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMedi-Cal Planning - Now and Under the Deficit Reduction Act Changes2008
San Diego County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMedi-Cal: Estate Recovery & Protection of the Family Home2008
San Diego County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionElder Law 101: Building A Practice2008
NBI Educatoinal SeminarDrafting and Administering Special Needs Trusts2008
National UniversityLong-term Care Planning - The Myths Surrounding Medi-Cal Benefits and How to Qualify your Family Member2008
JAG Annual ConferenceSpecial Needs Trusts in Litigation and Mediation2008
UCSD Hillcrest StaffConservatorships in California2007
UCSD Hillcrest Social WorkersMedi-Cal Planning - Now and Under the Deficit Reduction Act Changes2007
UCSD Elder Care Support GroupConservatorships in California2007
San Diego Council on AgingMedi-Cal Planning - Now and Under the Deficit Reduction Act Changes2007
PFAC Annual ConventionConservatorships in California2007
PFAC Annual ConventionConservatorships and Atlernatives2007
PFACMedi-Cal Planning - Now and Under the Deficit Reduction Act Changes2007
Parkinson's Disease Association of San DiegoMedi-Cal Planning - Now and Under the Deficit Reduction Act Changes2007
National Association of Retired Federal EmployeesMedi-Cal Planning2007
Mira Mesa Senior CenterThe Myth of the Medi-Cal "Spend Down"2007
Mira Mesa Senior CenterThe Myth of the Medi-Cal "Spend Down"2007
LivHOMEMedi-Cal Planning - Now and Under the Deficit Reduction Act Changes2007
LivHOMEConservatorships in California2007
Florence Riford Adult CenterConservatorships in California2007
Elder Care Resource TeamMedi-Cal Planning: A Case Study2007
CAL Hi-FedThe Myth of the Medi-Cal "Spend Down"2007
Brighton GardensConservatorships in California2007
San Diego County Bar Association, New Lawyers Division"Living Wills," Health Care Powers of Attorney & The Advanced Directive2006
San Diego County Bar AssociationMedi-Cal Changes Under the Deficit Reduction Act '052006
Moore's Cancer CenterMedi-Cal Planning - Now and Under the Deficit Reduction Act Changes2006
DenHerder and AssociatesMedi-Cal Planning - Now and Under the Deficit Reduction Act Changes2006
American Society of Appraisers SeminarWorking Together: the Probate Law Office and the Professional Appraiser2006
San Diego ARC BreakfastMediating Conservatorships in California2004
PFACMedi-Cal Planning2004
Conservatorship / Family Caregiving Mediation TrainingConservatorships in California2004