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Christopher J. Phillips

Probate Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   1 review

also known as Chris Phillips, NV Probate Litigation

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Simple to complex Nevada probate litigation matters

    22 years

  2. Trusts
    All aspects of estate administration, including trust contests and associated litigation

    22 years

Chris Phillips formed the boutique estate law firm, Phillips Ballenger, with partner Tiffany Ballenger Floyd in January of 2013.

Chris has practiced exclusively in the areas of Nevada probate, trust and complex estate litigation for over 20 years. Chris routinely handles contested matters, bringing his expertise and trial experience to matters involving Nevada Will Contests, Nevada Probate Litigation, and Nevada Trust Contests.

Chris has represented professional and private fiduciaries, banks, executors, trustees, beneficiaries, heirs, creditors as well as fellow estate planning attorneys in probate and trust administration and litigation. Chris has also handled adult guardianship matters, representing guardians, wards, and professional fiduciaries in both contested and uncontested adult guardianship cases, including those dealing with misappropriation of a ward's assets and elder abuse.

Chris's wealth of experience allows him to represent families in disputes regarding the administration of estates, recovery of assets, as well as negotiation and reduction of creditor claims against estates and trusts. Chris's extensive trial experience includes will and trust contests based upon undue influence, testamentary and


  • University of Toledo, College of Law, Juris Doctor 2002
  • Hillsdale College, B.A. Psychology 1999

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada


  • State Bar of Nevada: Probate + Trust Law Section
  • American Bar Association: Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
  • Clark County Bar Association

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Phillips Ballenger
3605 South Town Center Drive
Suite B
Las Vegas, NV, 89135

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Posted by Sara | August 23, 2013
Thank you, Chris!
I have been working with Chris for almost 8 years. He is professional, responsive, handles difficult clients with ease and has a really great assistant, Diane. Working in the estate world can sometimes be intense, and I appreciate Chris' ability to make my stressful job a little bit more fun by having a great sense of humor. He and his partner Tiffany make a great team, and I never hesitate referring their firm. I am thankful for the many years of hard work and professionalism. Thank you, Chris!
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Work Experience

  • Founding Partner/Attorney
  • Phillips Ballenger, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Black & LoBello
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Trent, Tyrell & Phillips
  • 2002 - 2010


  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Hillsdale College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Wealth Counsel
  • Member Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada Wills, Estates, Estate Planning & Probate Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • SuperLawyer (top 5% of attorneys), Mountain States
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • SuperLawyer (top 5% of attorneys), Mountain States
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rated- Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Endorse Christopher
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work with Chris and his staff and find them to be both competent and approchable to work with. I needed a probate handled in Las Vegas and he came highly recommended and I have found out why."
Trusts Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and have been working with him for years. Very good, reliable and knows his stuff."
Guardianship Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Guardianship Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Chris for a number of years and found him to be honest, intelligent and resolution oriented on our dealings. Very knowledgeable."
Probate Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is very knowledgeable in his field and obtains excellent results for his clients."
Probate Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an excellent attorney and a person I often rely on for advice in obscure matters of Probate."
Probate Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Chris since he was licensed in Nevada, and I can say unequivocally he is an excellent litigator, with an amazing array of knowledge he has honed over the years to get his clients the best possible result."
Probate Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I work with Chris Phillips on the State Bar's estate and probate section and find him very knowledgable and like his approach to helping clients."
Trusts Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is one of the most knowledgeable and talented Trust & Probate litigators in Las Vegas. I endorse - and highly recommend -- this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Philips is an extremely knowledgeable, capable and hard working litigator. His experience in the areas of comlex trust, probate, and guardianship litigation is unparalled. I highly recommend his work to my clients and colleagues."
Probate Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had known of Chris in the legal community for several years, and now have the pleasure of working directly with him. His outstanding reputation as a litigator is well-deserved. Chris is professional, responsive, and extremely knowledgeable in probate/trust litigation, as well as several other areas of law. I endorse Chris' work without hesitation!"
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