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Patrick enjoys his free time with his family.  He travels extensively, both professionally and personally.  He is a strong advocate of learning about different cultures and getting yourself out of your comfort zone.

He enjoys surfing, basketball, piano, and simply hanging out with friends...


Languages spoken: French, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    16 years
  2. Elder Law: 50%
    9 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Paul Dennis Staley

    I endorse this lawyer. Patrick comes to the table with the integrity and compassion in his work with the elder client. I would refer him to any elder client I had or estate client that needed his service


    Paul Staley Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Scott David Nelson

    Patrick is an exceptionally creative attorney who I would not hesitate to refer business to.


    Scott Nelson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Asset Protection & Elder Law Center (Founded by Phancao & Shaffer, LLP_

17702 Mitchell North, Suite 101
Irvine, CA, 92614


FLMember in Good Standing200406/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Selling AuthorAmazon Business2011
America's Premier ExpertsDick & Nanton Branding Agency2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPhancao & Shaffer, LLP2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wealth Counsel, LLCMember2005 - Present
Personal Family LawyerMember2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
I Forgot To Put This Asset Into This TrustWe were forced to go into Court to fight for this asset, so we filed a Heggstad Petition. This is an on-going battle as we speak.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wealth Counsel QuartelyChange On The Horizon2011
Wealth Counsel QuarterlyAsset Protection As An Estate Planning Tool2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - Santa BarbaraN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
California Western School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BNI LiaisonsThe Fundamentals of Estate Planning2010