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Phillip C. Lemmons


Phillip C. Lemmons is a distinguished authority in trust, estate, and probate law offering unique expertise to discerning clients seeking representation in high-conflict inheritance litigation matters. As a seasoned attorney, Phillip advocates for heirs, beneficiaries, professional fiduciaries, trustees, executors, administrators, conservatees, conservators, and guardians in all probate court-related matters.

With a track record of successfully handling complex cases ranging from challenging the validity of multi-million dollar trusts to liberating seniors from inappropriate conservatorships, Phillip stands out as a talented and aggressive litigator. His commitment to delivering results in highly contested complex probate cases sets him apart in the legal arena.

Phillip earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California (USC), and further developed his legal acumen with a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. Notably, he was recognized with an Exceptional Achievement Award in Tax Litigation showcasing his ability to master complex issues.

Before entering the legal realm, Phillip served as a Public Safety Officer at the University of Southern California demonstrating his commitment to public service. His journey continued as a law clerk at esteemed institutions including the Los Angeles City Attorney’s (LAPD’s) Police Litigation Unit, the Hon. Richard P. Neidoft of the California Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles, and the United States Attorney’s Office in the Tax Litigation Division.

Phillip’s unique background in law enforcement coupled with his extensive experience as a probate litigator culminated in the creation of his insightful book, “Stealing Home: A Con’s Guide To Inheritance Theft.” Beyond the written word, he has spoken on various topics sharing his expertise in estate and trust litigation tactics and strategies, the integration of Artificial Intelligence in law, navigating estate planning complexities, and guiding new attorneys in successfully transitioning from the classroom to the courtroom.

His commitment to sharing high-level knowledge extends to mentoring numerous probate litigation attorneys and assisting his peers in law firms across the nation. Phillip is not just an attorney, he is a trusted advisor, a proven litigator, and a distinguished figure in the legal community. When you choose to work with Phillip, you’re not just hiring an attorney—you’re enlisting a partner dedicated to safeguarding your interests with unparalleled skill and unwavering integrity.


  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Recipient of the Exceptional Achievement Award in Tax Litigation
  • University of Southern California (USC), B.S.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Bar Admission: California
  • Admitted to Practice: United States Tax Court; United States District Court for the Central District of California; United States District Court for the Southern District of California; the California Supreme Court, and all California Superior Courts
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association Client Relations Committee
  • Member: Orange County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member: Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member: California Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
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