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Mr. Klatchko has a broad-based civil practice including both transactional and litigation matters. The emphasis of his practice is in Real Estate (including Acquisitions, Subdivision, Construction, Contractual Issues, Sales, Dispute Resolution and Litigation), Business, and all aspects of Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Administration). He is also experienced in Conservatorships and Guardianships. He has particular expertise with regard to Common Interest Subdivision Law (Condominiums) and Homeowner Associations.

Mr. Klatchko obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California, graduating in 1971. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, graduating in 1974. Mr. Klatchko is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California since 1980. He is currently a member of the City of Palm Springs Planning Commission and previously served on the Planning Commission from 1997 through 2003, including two years as its chairman. Throughout his career Mr. Klatchko has been active in not only professional organizations, but in civic and charitable activities as well.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
  2. Business: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. Real Estate: 25%



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  • Roman Michael Whittaker

    Phil is a highly qualified and experienced attorney.


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  • Joseph Ashley Gibbs

    I have known this lawyer for over 30 years. Mr. Klatchko is highly regarded in our business and legal community. Over the years, I have had several matters with Mr. Klatchko and I have always been impressed with his deep commitment to his clients. I would have no hesitation in referring any of my clients to his office should any of the clients need his services.


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Contact info

Klatchko & Klatchko Attorneys at Law

177 South Civic Dr.
Suite 3
Palm Springs, CA, 92262


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKlatchko & Klatchko, Attorneys At Law1975 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Inns of CourtMemberN/A
Palm Springs Planning CommissionCommissioner, Former Chairman1997 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Real Estate Broker since 1980N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of Southern CaliforniaN/AUndergraduate1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
variousReal Estate, Homeowner Associations, Estate PlanningN/A