San Diego's

Premier Elder
Law Firm

We are San Diego’s premier Elder Law Firm assisting our elder, disabled, and special needs communities, their families and caregivers, with their legal needs.

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Top Lawyers in California


10 Awards Received


24 Years In Service

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About Us

Serving San Diego
Since 1997

The San Diego Elder Law Center was founded in 1997 by San Diego attorney Philip P. Lindsley to better serve the legal needs of San Diego County's elders, as well as those with disabilities and special needs, and to provide needed assistance to their families and caregivers.

Mr. Lindsley has more than 40 years of experience in disability and Medi-Cal planning, conservatorships, trust & estate planning, special needs trusts and probate. He limits his practice to these areas. Mr. Lindsley has been designated a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. This specialization in Elder Law is accredited by the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association. He is one of only two certified specialists in Elder Law in San Diego County. He is also a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate, and an Accredited Veterans Administration Attorney. Mr. Lindsley is a native San Diegan. He did his undergraduate and graduate work in Psychology at San Diego State University, graduating with honors. He received his Juris Doctorate from USD School of Law in 1980.

Our Mission

San Diego Elder Law Center is devoted to protecting the financial resources, legal rights and dignity of the elderly and those with special needs or disabilities.

Our Principles

We will preserve and protect our clients’ legal rights, financial security and dignity to the maximum degree possible within the law and our high ethical standards.

See What We Can
Help You With

Since 1997, San Diego Elder Law Center has been practicing in disability and Medi-Cal planning, Conservatorships, Trust & Estate Planning, Special Needs Trusts and Probate.