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Philip Michael Flanigan

Estate planning Attorney at Fresno, CA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Law Office of Philip M. Flanigan, PC, Philip M. Flanigan

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Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Philip

Learn Philip’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Counseling families on qualifying for Medi-Cal and VA benefits and how to protect assets when faced with long term care needs

    27 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Estate planning
    Counseling and drafting comprehensive estate plans including living trusts, Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney

    27 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Probate
    probate and trust administration

    27 years, 500 cases


Philip M. Flanigan holds a B.S. degree from California State University-Fresno and a J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, having graduated cum laude. Mr. Flanigan is a member of the California State Bar Association, the Trusts and Estates Section of the State Bar, the Fresno County Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a member of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, and WealthCounsel, LLC. Mr. Flanigan holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Flanigan devotes his practice exclusively to the counseling and representation of clients in the areas of estate planning, wills and trusts, Medi-Cal planning and probate and estate administration and has helped hundreds of families just like yours protect their assets and provide for their loved ones.

In addition to his busy practice, Mr. Flanigan is a frequent speaker on estate and Medi-Cal planning topics, regularly presenting educational seminars for public as well as private groups.


Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Law Ofc Philip M Flanigan
4082 N Cedar Ave Ste 104
Fresno, CA, 93726-5275


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  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Amy G. | May 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Staff Made Estate Planning Easy
My husband and I hired Mr. Flanigan to handle my in-law's estate planning prior to my mother-in-law's transition into long term care. Despite being an attorney, I had no familiarity with this area of law and we sought out Flanigan's office after several places recommended we speak with him. His staff is incredibly professional and followed up promptly, notifying us as we passed each step in the process. Mr. Flanigan's office offered expertise, guidance and support throughout the process. We intend to hire him again for our own estate planning because we had such a positive experience; I recommend him without hesitation for anyone needing estate planning.
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Posted by Dee Ann | July 7, 2015
See him before anyone else
I went through a different attorney to create an Irrevocable trust to do what I thought was Medi-cal planning. After about 8500 in hourly charges for this and that I was still without Medi-cal eligibility and without the support I needed to do it on my own. A social worker at Interim referred me to Mr. Philip Flanigan and said that she and others there in her office refer clients to him- that his office processes Medi-cal fast. I was happy she did. His staff was super sweet and they were so very accommodating *despite my overstressed nature*. When we got the notification from their staff that mom became eligible- I cant put into words how relieved I was. My regret is not going to Mr. Philip Flanigan first. I will be writing a negative review for the initial attorney. I recommend to anyone out there looking for an attorney with knowledge, experience, and a great staff that will walk you through to the end-- see Philip! He has been a life saver and I cant say enough how thankful I am to have been given his name. Thank you Philip and Staff!
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2014
Estate Planning
Mr. Flanigan drafted two trusts for my family. I have appreciated his knowlege and expertise in dealing with some hard elderly issue that have come up since the drafting of our legal documents. He always seems to make time to speak with us and his office staff is always curtious and helpful.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2014
Fast Turnaround
Glad I found Phil at a time of crisis. My mom suddenly made a turn for the worse and I needed to get a trust done ASAP. His staff really understood our emergency and helped us in a very timely manner. Highly Recommend!
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2014
Kind & Experienced Attorney for Trusts, Wills, MediCal, Etc!
A friend recommended me to Phil and I'm so glad they did. After seeing other attorneys that I just did not trust, I met with Phil and he & his team helped my elderly parents get set up with a whole estate plan! We had nothing in place and he explained everything to us in a very easy to understand way. His office is also very knowledgeable with Medi Cal and skilled nursing as well. I was so lost before going to see him but now I have peace of mind. Thank you so much.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate/ Partner
  • McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth
  • 1986 - 1997


  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • California State University, Fresno
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Rachel Borunda
  • completed successfully


  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1984
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  • The Law Office of Philip M Flanigan
  • Crisis Planning for Seniors
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Understanding Living Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
Endorse Philip
Probate Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney provides consistently helpful answers and would be a good resource for the community in the event they need a lawyer in this field."
Estate planning Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation for anyone needing assistance with estate planning."
Fresno Estate planning Lawyer Philip Michael Flanigan
Philip Michael Flanigan
Estate planning Attorney
Fresno, CA
Licensed for 37 years
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