Philip B. Janney
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:
Washington State Bar Association
Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
Tax Law Section, Executive Committee Member
Oregon State Bar Association
Estate Planning & Administration Section
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow, 2010-Present
Estate Planning Council of Southwest Washington, President, 1990-Present
Clark County Bar Association, 1990-Present
Awards & Recognition:
Included in the The Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates, 2018
Elected to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2010
Selected to Washington Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers®, 2010-2019
Published Articles & Presentations:
Phil is a frequent instructor at continuing education programs for attorneys and other professionals, as well as for local civic groups.
Washington State Bar Association’s Administering Washington Estates, Contributing Author
Planning Your Legacy, Author, 2011
“New Tax Law Warrants Review of Personal Estate Planning.”
“Opportunities for Tax Advantaged Charitable Giving.”
“Estate Planning 101: Protecting Your Family and Business.”
Oregon Public Broadcasting, Professional Advisory Committee Member, 2019
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation, Board Member
The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, Professional Advisory Committee Member
Foundation for Vancouver Public School District, Past President