Bryan L. Phipps

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in El Dorado Hills, CA

Forethought Law, PC
 | 1101 Investment Boulevard, Suite 150
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Phone: 916-623-4914
Fax: 916-241-0907
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015, 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

A shareholder at Forethought Law, PC, Bryan L. Phipps focuses his practice on estate planning, probate, trust administration, conservatorships, and related litigation. Providing representation to clients throughout California from the firm's office in El Dorado Hills, he is certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California.

Mr. Phipps is best known for handling complex Trust & Estate disputes, including trust contests, will contests, breach of fiduciary, financial elder abuse, and contested fiduciary accountings.

Born and raised in the Sacramento area, Mr. Phipps attended Brigham Young University as an undergraduate, where he majored in American Studies and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2007. Remaining in Provo, he attended J. Reuben Clark Law School (BYU) and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2010, graduating with honors. After graduating from law school, Mr. Phipps was associated with two prominent Sacramento Trusts & Estates practices before forming Forethought Law, PC, in September 2014. 

In order to stay abreast of current developments in his practice areas and to forge connections with fellow members of the bar, Mr. Phipps is an active participant in several professional organizations. His memberships include the Sacramento County Bar Association, the Sacramento Estate Planning Council, and the El Dorado County Bar Association (where he serves as Chair of the Trusts & Estates Section). He has also served on several not-for-profit boards, including the El Dorado County Bar Association, the El Dorado County Law Library, and the Marshall Foundation for Community Health.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate & Trust Litigation (80%): Will Contests

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015, 2017 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Bryan Phipps

Admitted: 2010, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.forethoughtlaw.com/about.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Included in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2015 list
  • Included in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2017 list  
  • Included in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2014 list

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • El Dorado County Bar Association, Board Member/Chair, Probate and Estate Planning Section  
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Trusts & Estates Section Chair, El Dorado County Bar Association
  •  (Former) Board Member and Treasurer, El Dorado County Bar Association
  • Sacramento Estate Planning Council

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Trustee, El Dorado County Law Library
  • Chair of Planned Giving Committee, Marshall Foundation for Community Health, 2015-2017
  • Trustee, Marshall Foundation for Community Health, 2013-2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Avoiding Acceleration: How to Put the Brakes on Due-on-Sale Clauses when Funding Your Revocable Living Trust with Encumbered Real Property, THE TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW BLOG (November 7, 2013)
  • Bien-Venue: Commencing Breach of Trust Litigation in the Proper County (2016) volume 22, No. 2 Cal. Trusts and Estates Quarterly 17  
  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Inherited IRAs Highlights the Benefits of IRA Trusts, THE TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW BLOG (June 19, 2014)
  • Celebrity Trusts & Estates: Paul Walker Leaves His $25 Million Estate to His Teenage Daughter, THE TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW BLOG (February 5, 2014)
  • Celebrity Trusts & Estates: Another Battle in the Saga of Bing Crosby’s Right of Publicity Comes to an End, THE TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW BLOG (January 31, 2014)
  • When Applying the 120-Day Statute of Limitations under Probate Code § 16061.8, When is a Trust Contest “Brought?”, THE TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW BLOG (October 4, 2013)
  • In re Williams Securities Litigation—WCG Subclass: How Dura Met Daubert, 2010 BYU L. REV. 215
  • Celebrity Trusts & Estates: Casey Kasem Conservatorship Battle Highlights the Need for Clarity Regarding Control over Visitation, THE TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW BLOG (January 8, 2014)

Educational Background:

  • Brigham Young University, B.A., American Studies/United States Studies/Civilization, 2007
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Office Location for Bryan L. Phipps

1101 Investment Boulevard
Suite 150
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Phone: 916-623-4914

Fax: 916-241-0907

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Last Updated: 8/12/2019

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