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John R Phillips


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About me

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%
    34 years
  2. Elder Law: 15%
    34 years
  3. Probate: 14%
    34 years
  4. Guardianship: 10%
    34 years
  5. Other: 6%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-375/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Justin W. 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.


    Justin Blow Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorMetro State University2001 - Present
OwnerJ R Phillips & Associates1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
AARP Legal Services NetworkMember2004 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2000 - Present
South Metro Chamber of CommerceMember2000 - Present
BBB - Denver/BoulderGold Member2000 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Arapahoe County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Personal Financial Planning MonthlyWill Versus Trust: Which Is Better2001
Apollo GroupJoint Tenancy€“ All You Need to Know1999
Apollo GroupDivorce and Estate Planning1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
CFP Board of StandardsN/ACertified Financial Planner Certificate2000
FINRAN/ASeries 6 & 7 Licenses1998
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of Louisiana, LafayetteN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Certified Financial Planners ProgramCFP Preparatory Course€“ Estate Planning2015
Community Education SeriesNuts & Bolts of Estate Planning2014
Spring FPA MeetingEstate Planning in the New World Order2013
Community EducationThe Complete Trust Workshop2010
Sentra Securities MeetingBasic Estate Planning Made Understandabl2002
School of BusinessEstate Planning for Finance Majors2002
CPA CEEstate Planning for CPAs2002
SunAmerica Securities MeetingEstate Planning2001