Philip Batchelder practices in trust and estate planning, trust and probate litigation, guardianship, and elder care matters. He has a particular interest in matters involving incapacity and medical decision-making.
In 2009, he graduated from the Honors Lawyering Program at Golden Gate University School of Law, where he is now an adjunct faculty member. While a student, he clerked for the National Senior Citizens Law Center and the U.S. District Court in San Francisco.
Philip is a volunteer community member of the Ethics Committee of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. He is also a member of East Bay Trusts & Estates Lawyers (EBTEL) and has served on its board.
Annual update author (with others) for California Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB).
The Evolution and Use of the POLST—Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment—in California, Carolyn West, Esq., co-author, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly (Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2018).
Dust in the Wind? The Bell Tolls for Crematory Mercury, Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal (August 2008).