Edward M. Phelps

Phone: (626) 795-8844


Edward M. Phelps graduated from Loyola Law School in 1975 and from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972 where he received a B.S. degree in Business Administration with emphasis in finance, real estate and insurance. He has over 30 years of experience handling business litigation in state and federal courts, including appellate experience. He has extensive experience in real estate development including planning commission and city council matters. He has represented clients in complex business and real estate transactions, including commercial leasing, real estate and development for commercial use and regional shopping centers, loan documentation, and purchase and sale documentation. He represented financial institutions for over 10 years in banking, litigation and transactional matters. From 1989 to 2002 he was a member of the firm of Phelps Law Group, a professional law corporation, and is presently Of Counsel to the firm.

Mr. Phelps serves as a private and court-appointed mediator, and is a member of the Probate Panel of mediators for the Los Angeles Superior Court. He applies his 30 years of legal experience to mediation with a high success rate in areas of business, real estate, tort litigation and trust and estate matters. He also serves as a professional fiduciary in trust matters.

Mr. Phelps was adjunct professor at Loyola Law School where he taught real estate development law for over 7 years. He was a member of the La Canada Flintridge City Council from 1988 to 1992. In May, 1992, he was invited by the Moscow Committee on the Environment (Moscow, Russia) to present a paper on federal and state legislation concerning controls over the environment, zoning and building construction. Mr. Phelps was a speaker at the 2002 and 2004 national meetings of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys where he presented a unique program on business planning for law firms. His program was subsequently described as one of the "Best of NAELA" programs. He authored a article on this subject in 2007 for the California Trust and Estates Quarterly.

Mr. Phelps was admitted to the California Bar in 1975; U.S. District Court, Central District (1975); US Tax Court (1978). He is a member of the California State Bar, Pasadena Bar Association and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He has two sons, both of whom are Eagle Scouts.

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  301 N. Lake Avenue, Suite 1002, Pasadena CA 91101
  Tel: 626-795-8844
Servicing Los Angeles and the surrounding cities of: Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Duarte, Eagle Rock, Flintridge,
Glendale, Highland Park, El Sereno, La Canada, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Gabriel, and Sierra Madre.