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.