Philip B. Janney

Philip B. Janney

Practice areas:

Phone: 360-816-2479 (WA)  |  503-283-3393 (OR)
Fax: 360-816-2496

Philip Janney's practice focuses on estate planning, charitable giving, family business succession planning, probate and trust administration, and tax planning. For more than 20 years, Phil has assisted clients in identifying and achieving their estate planning objectives and helping families and fiduciaries navigate the complexities of the post-death transition of wealth. Phil works closely with his clients' other trusted advisors.

Building long-term trusted client relationships is Phil's first priority in his practice. Clients trust him to listen to their needs and contribute expert, objective advice. According to Phil, helping his clients, regardless of the size or complexity of their estates, provides the highest level of personal satisfaction.

He is honored to be recognized—along with his Landerholm colleague, T. Randall Grove—with election to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Election to the College is not only recognition of Phil's professional expertise, but it allows him to access timely information in the field of estate and trust law as well as creative and cutting-edge strategies critical in achieving his clients estate planning objectives.

Admitted to practice:

  • State of Washington
  • State of Oregon


  • Willamette University
  • JD, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College


  • Washington State Bar Association–Real Property, Probate and Trust section; Tax Law section;  former member of Executive Committee
  • Oregon State Bar Association–Estate Planning and Administration section
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Fellow 
  • Estate Planning Council of Southwest Washington–Past president
  • Clark County Bar Association

Additional community activities:

  • Southwest Washington Medical Center Foundation–Board member
  • The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington Professional Advisory Committee
  • Vancouver School District Foundation–Past president

Professional leadership/recognition:

  • Selected for inclusion in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers®, 2018
  • Elected by his colleagues in the state of Washington to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Distinguished as Washington Super Lawyer since 2010. Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters


  • Phil is a frequent instructor at continuing education programs for attorneys and other professionals, as well as for local civic groups.
  • Contributing author, Administering Washington Estates, Washington State Bar Association
  • Planning Your Legacy, a handbook on estate planning
  • “New Tax Law Warrants Review of Personal Estate Planning”
  • “Opportunities for Tax Advantaged Charitable Giving”
  • “Estate Planning 101: Protecting Your Family and Business”

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