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Michelle Anne Philo

Business Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michelle

Learn Michelle’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%
    General Counsel Services for small businesses

    12 years

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Estate Planning; Trusts and Wills; Health Care Directives; Power of Attorney

    12 years

  3. Guardianship
    20%
    Conservatorships; Guardianship of the Estate

  4. Trusts
    20%
    Trusts; Trust Administration; Trust Litigation

  5. Probate
    10%
    Estates; Small Estates; Wills; Contested Wills and Trusts

Michelle serves as General Counsel for small businesses and startups. In this capacity she assists the entrepreneur from the initial formation of their business, to the every day needs associated wi...

Location

Philo Law Firm, P.C.
PO Box 16721
Irvine, CA, 92623
Philo Law Firm, P.C.
Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA, 92130
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Posted by Bob | January 20, 2014
Michelle Philo
My wife and I had a legal firm write our trust, when she passed away several years later I had to address several issues that were questionable.. The main issue was the billing before we even addressed changes to the trust. I then changed attorneys and law firms. Michelle picked up the ball and what needed to corrected was handled discretely, professionally and the updated trust is now in place. Anyone needing a trust I would highly recommend Michelle
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney & CEO
  • Philo Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Of Counsel Attorney
  • Kring & Chung, LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Adtile Technologies Inc.
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Paralegal
  • Kring & Chung, LLP
  • 2005 - 2012
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Education

  • Whittier Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Chapman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Delegate to ABA House of Delegates
  • 2013 - Present
  • Whittier Law School Alumni Association
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Chair
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Orange County Wine Society
  • Newsletter Editor-in-Chief
  • 2004 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Dean's Alumni Award
  • Whittier Law School Alumni Association
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • On the Rise Top 40 Young Lawyers
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • President's Award
  • Orange County Wine Society
  • 2014
  • Everyday Hero Award
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Dean's Citation
  • Whittier Law School
  • 2012
  • Gold Key Award
  • American Bar Association Law Student Division
  • 2012
  • Silver Key Award
  • American Bar Association Law Student Division
  • 2012
  • Silver Key Award
  • American Bar Association Law Student Division
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Orange County Lawyer Magazine
  • The Modern Role of Women's Bar Associations
  • 2019
  • Orange County Lawyer Magazine
  • #OCBAYLDGives
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Orange County Harbor Bar Association
  • Overcoming Implicit Bias: Interrupting Bias in the Legal Profession
  • 2017
  • Excellence in Journalism
  • Closing the Newsroom Gender Pay and Leadership Gaps
  • 2017
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Gender Equality
  • 2017
  • SCORE
  • Common Legal Questions for Start Up Businesses
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
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Business Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is dedicated and hardworking. She is always professional and very involved in numerous professional organizations. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michelle is a great lawyer. She is passionate, caring and hardworking. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is an asset to the local legal community. Her knowledge about business law, and other legal industries, along with her attention to detail and unparalleled follow-through make her an outstanding attorney. She has the utmost respect for her clients and fellow attorneys. I know from having worked with Michelle in the past that clients are her first priority. There is no problem too small or too large for Michelle to tackle. I am proud to know and endorse Michelle."
Business Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a terrific attorney! She is extremely organized, punctual, and very involved in her community. I would highly recommend Michelle!"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a very motivated and hardworking attorney. She is also very easy to work with and a skilled litigator. I highly recommend this attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Friend
"Michelle is a visionary. She has always had big goals for our law school and then later for our alumni association and the greater legal profession. She's also extraordinarily knowledgeable in the area of civil litigation. More than once she's helped me figure out an esoteric nuance of law and motion. I am honored to count Michelle as a fellow attorney and friend."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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