Philip M. Flanigan

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Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 2020
Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Silver 2020
Expertise Badge - Best Probate Lawyers in Fresno 2022

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills/Trusts
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Medi-Cal and VA Benefits

Philip M. Flanigan holds a B.S. degree from California State University-Fresno where he also played baseball, and a J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, having graduated cum laude. Mr. Flanigan has been a member of the California State Bar since December 1986, is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the State Bar, the Fresno County Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, WealthCounsel, LLC and ElderCounsel, LLC.

Since 1998, Mr. Flanigan has devoted 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. Mr. Flanigan's common sense approach to planning and his ability to relate to his clients has earned the praises of both his clients and his peers.

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


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • California State University, Fresno, California
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Major: Business Administration/Economics

Bar Admission

  • California, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1992

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Professional Associations

  • California State Bar Association, Member
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • WealthCounsel, LLC, Member
  • ElderCounsel, LLC, Member

Current Employment Positions

  • Partner