Phone: 360-816-2479 (WA)  |  503-283-3393 (OR)
Fax: 360-816-2496
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Philip Janney's practice focuses on estate planning, charitable giving, family business succession planning, probate and trust administration, and tax planning. For more than 25 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, P.S. 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


  • J.D., Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, 1990

  • B.S., Willamette University, 1980

Professional Memberships & Affiliations:

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow, 2010–Present

  • Clark County Bar Association, 1990–Present

  • Estate Planning Council of Southwest Washington, President, 1990–Present

  • Oregon State Bar Association

    • Estate Planning & Administration Section

  • Washington State Bar Association

    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section

    • Tax Law Section, Executive Committee Member

Awards & Recognition:

  • Selected to Washington Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers®, 2010­–2019

  • Included in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018

  • Elected to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2010

Published Articles & Presentations:

Phil is a frequent instructor at continuing education programs for attorneys and other professionals, as well as for local civic groups.

Community Activities:

  • Oregon Public Broadcasting, Professional Advisory Committee, Member, Present

  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation, Board of Directors, Present

  • The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, Professional Advisory Committee, Member, 2010–Present

  • Foundation for Vancouver Public School District

    • Table Captain at Annual Luncheon Fundraiser

    • Board of Directors, 1999–2008