Ruth A. Phelps


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Ruth A. Phelps



Phone: (626) 793-9400

Pasadena, CA

Estate Planning

Trust & Probate

Elder Law


Top Attorney 2005-2021 – Pasadena Magazine

007 Spirit of CEB recipient.

Certified elder law attorney and a certified estate planning, trust and probate specialist.

Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel.

Former adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, teaching Elder Law.

Past President of NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys).

Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

Ruth is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and a Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Specialist. She has been highlighted in the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers publication. She is a past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a national organization.

She is the author of several chapters for California Continuing Education of the Bar, including chapters on compensation for guardians of the person, administration of special needs trusts, probate family allowances and homesteads.

Ruth received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles. She received her JD degree and her LL.M. (taxation) from Loyola Law School.


Ruth is a 2007 Spirit of CEB recipient. She is an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, teaching Elder Law.

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