Philip Barbaro, Jr.

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Practice Areas: Probate, Trust and Conservatorship Litigation and Administration; Estate Planning; Real Estate Transactions and Litigation; Business Law; Mediation, Personal Injury.

Admitted to bar, 1980, California; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

Education: University of California at Irvine (B.S. 1977); Western State University (J.D., 1980).

Professional and Community Activities:

Member of: State Bar of California

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Pasadena Bar Association (President 2008; Chair, Real Property Section, 2000-2001)

Chairman, Dialogues on Freedom Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association (2010 -2011)

Italian-American Bar Association

LA Stage Alliance, Board of Governors

Former Commissioner and Vice Chairman of the Los Angeles City Area Planning Commission

Former Member and Vice Chairman of the Northeast Community Plan Advisory Committee

Former Member of the Board Of Directors of Habitat for Humanity, San Gabriel Affiliate

Former Adjunct Faculty Member, Woodbury University, Real Estate and Social and Political Environment of Business

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BIO

PHILIP BARBARO, JR.

A Los Angeles native, Mr. Barbaro has been practicing law in Southern California since 1980. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of California at Irvine (1977) and later a Juris Doctorate from Western State University (1980).
As a partner of Palermo, Barbaro, Chinen & Pitzer, Mr. Barbaro is the firm’s primary litigator in the areas of trusts, wills, conservatorships, real estate, and general business matters. This litigation includes trust contests, will contests, conservatorship related litigation and includes all issues arising in the administration of trusts, wills and conservatorship. Mr. Barbaro represents trustees, administrators, executors, conservators, private professional fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and creditors. His practice also includes estate planning, probate, trust and conservatorship administration, business and real estate transactions and litigation.

Mr. Barbaro has been an active participant in the Los Angeles and Pasadena communities. He is a member of the Pasadena Bar Association (President, 2008; Chair, Real Property Section, 2000-2001), the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Chairman of Dialogues on Freedom Committee, 2010-2011), State Bar of California, and Italian-American Bar Association. He has served on various boards of civic and non-profit organizations including the Board of Governors for LA Stage Alliance, the Los Angeles City Area Planning Commission (former Commissioner and Vice Chairman), the Northeast Community Plan Advisory Committee (former Member and Vice Chairman), and the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity, San Gabriel Affiliate. Mr. Barbaro was also an Adjunct Faculty Member at Woodbury University where he taught Real Estate and Social and Political Environment of Business and at Pasadena Community College where he taught courses in Legal Aspects of Real Estate and Business Law.