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I call myself a Transformational Lawyer, which means that I help my clients to transform their legal problems into opportunities for personal growth and positive change.  I call what I do a Coach Approach to the Practice of Law.  My practice focuses on small business and real estate issues and commercial mediation.  I believe that, as Conflict Managers, lawyers have the opportunity to become Conflict Healers and, in doing so, shift the way conflict is resolved on this planet.


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 60%
    35 years
  2. Business: 30%
    35 years
  3. Mediation: 10%
    22 years



Hourly ($400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Thomas Vinson Nash

    Philip Daunt is that exceptional lawyer that combines a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of his practice areas, both real estate and transactional work, with an intuitive feel for his clients needs. We have worked in the same legal community for over 30 years and I wholeheartedly recommend him.


    Thomas Nash DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Dudley Laughton

    I have known Philip professionally for the entire 28 years he has represented clients on the Monterey Peninsula. His knowledge of the law is unquestioned. As importantly, he is compassionate and indefatigable in his pursuit of crafting winning solutions for his clients. I unequivocally endorse this lawyer.


    John Laughton Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

2100 Garden Rd Ste A211
Monterey, CA, 93940-5364

2100 Garden Rd Ste A211
Monterey, CA, 93940



MIActive And In Good Standing198011/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BDRP Resolution AdvocateUS Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California2008
Outstanding Service on Court-Directed Mediation ProgramMonterey County Superior Court2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentStrategic Loan Solutions, Inc.2013 - Present
OwnerStrategic Law Solutions2013 - Present
OwnerStrategic Loan Solutions2009 - Present
OwnerCoach Approach Lawyers2006 - Present
Managing MemberStrategic Loan Solutions, LLC2007 - 2012
Adjunct ProfessorMonterey College Of Law2006 - 2009
OwnerLaw Offices of Philip J. Daunt1987 - 2006
AssociateBohnen, Rosenthal & Call1986 - 1987
AssociateSchroeder, Davis & Orliss1984 - 1986
AssociateDykhouse & WIse1982 - 1984
AssociateDykema Gossett Spencer Goodnow & Trigg1980 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of RealtorsMember2010 - Present
California Association of RealtorsMember2010 - Present
Monterey County Association of RealtorsMember2010 - Present
Women's Council of RealtorsMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
International Alliance of Holistic LawyersMember2006 - 2010
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1984 - Present
Monterey County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1980 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Universite Libre de BruxellesPolitical ScienceLicense Special1977
University of MichiganHistory & History of IdeasBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Estate Short SalesReal Estate Short Sales2015
Fifty shades of GreenThe lives we live are the results of the choices we make2015
De-Mystifying the Mediation ProcessMediation2015
Tips for Resolving Conflicts - The Game with Three RulesConflict Resolution2014
Real Estate Short Sales UpdateReal Estate Short Sales2013
Resent Developments in Real Estate Short SalesResent Developments in Real Estate Short Sales2011
Resent Developments in Real Estate Short SalesResent Developments in Real Estate Short Sales2010
Real Estate Short SalesRecent Developments in Real Estate Short Sales2009
2009 IAHL Annual ConferenceHelping Distressed Homeowners, Applying a Coach Approach to the Practice of Law2009
Which Business Entity Is Right For YouChoice of Business Entities2008
Short Sales From the Seller's PerspectiveReal Estate Short Sales2008
Short Sales From the Buyer's PerspectiveReal Estate Short Sales2008
Short Sale Ins, Outs, and PitfallsReal Estate Short Sales2008
Answers to Legal Questions that Will Save Small Business Owners Time, Money, Stress, & RelationshipsAnswers to Small Business Legal Questions2008
2008 IAHL Annual ConferenceA Coach Approach Lawyer's Intake Interview2008
2006 IAHL Annual ConferenceApplying a Coach Approach to the Practice of Law2006