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David Chon practices exclusively in the areas of trusts, probate, estates, conservatorship and guardianship law. David’s litigation practice is focused on resolving disputes over trustee removal, accountings and related surcharge actions. David regularly advises both individual and corporate trustees on the protection, management and associated duties of trust administration. David has been selected to the California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list, an honor given to only the top 2.5% of estate litigation lawyers in Southern California under forty (40) years old.

Prior to practicing law, David worked as a consultant and advocate at a prestigious non-profit civil rights litigation firm specializing in providing access to individuals with disabilities. David uses his experience in disability and elder law to represent clients initiating conservatorship and guardianship proceedings.


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 85%
    11 years
  2. Probate: 15%
    11 years



Hourly ($150-375/hour), contingent (25-40%), Retainer (always), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Emanuel Jonathan Abrishami

    Mr. Chon is a hard working, intelligent and honest attorney who is always professional in his dealings with clients. David is extremely knowledgeable as to his specialty on Probate and Trust law as I have approached him numerous times with questions on such matters. In such instances, Mr. Chon has consistently amazed me with his quick responses and educated explanations. I give David Chon my highest endorsement.


    Emanuel Abrishami Litigation Attorney
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  • Karen Kehl

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known David for over eight years and have always been impressed by his attention to detail and natural intellect. I am equally impressed with his development into a fierce litigator that really goes to bat for his clients. Not only is David a highly competent trust and probate attorney, his compassion and dedication to this highly specialized field makes him the perfect advocate. I fully endorse David and refer all of my trust, probate and estate planning clients to him without hesitation


    Karen Kehl Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
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Contact info

Phillip Lemmons APC, Attorneys at Law

10221 Slater Avenue, Suite 106
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708-4743


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
Alumni AwardLoyola Law School Alumni Association2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociatePhillip Lemmons APC, Attorneys at Law2009 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Samuel D. Ingham III2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Cancer Legal Resource Center Pro Bono PanelMember2009 - Present
Disability Rights Legal Center - Young Professional's BoardBoard Member2009 - Present
OCBA Lawyer Referral & Information ServiceMember2009 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of California - Los AngelesPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Conservatorships of the PersonConservatorships2014
California Estate Planning BasicsEstate Planning2013
California Estate Planning BasicsEstate Planning2012