Attorney Profile:

Phillip M. Adleson

Phillip M. Adleson: Attorney with Adleson, Hess & Kelly A Professional Corporation


Research Attorney for Justice Margaret J. Morris, California Court of Appeal, District IV, Div. II. Articles published in the United Trustees Association (UTA) Quarterly, 1983 - present; UTA E-News; California Mortgage Association (CMA) Quarterly, 1999 - present; Servicing Management Magazine; California Land Title Association Newsletter; and many other publications. Licensed California Real Estate Broker. Frequent lecturer and speaker in all aspects of real estate, business law, foreclosure, workout and modification agreements, distressed sales, exchanges and sales, ethical and legal aspects of real estate transactions, mortgage lending, state and federal regulation of lenders and/or real estate licensees. Former instructor of business law and continuing education courses at DeAnza Community College, Cupertino, CA. Former continuing education instructor in real estate at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. Has testified before the California State Legislature on foreclosure laws. Frequently testifies as an expert witness in civil and criminal matters regarding foreclosure, lending and other real estate matters. Frequent speaker and panelist at various real estate and foreclosure courses and seminars, hosted by, e.g., the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the United Trustees Association, the California Mortgage Bankers Association, REOMAC, and the California Mortgage Association. Former President, current Corporate Counsel and Director of the United Trustees Association. Past director and legislative chair for the California Trustees Association, Bay Area Chapter. Corporate Counsel for the California Mortgage Association (CMA). Northern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer in real estate, 2004-2006, 2008-2010.

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Lender Law
  • Truth in Lending
  • Foreclosures
  • Real Estate Brokerage Law
  • Real Estate Brokers Licensing
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Commercial Loans
  • Receivership
  • Workouts
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Civil Appeals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(408) 341-0234  Phone
(408) 341-0250  Fax
University Attended:
California State University at Northridge, B.A., with honors; University of Southern California Graduate School in American Government
Law School Attended:
Santa Clara University, J.D., cum laude, 1976
Year of First admission:
1976, California
California State Bar Association; Santa Clara County Bar Association.
Birth Information:
California, 1949
Reported Cases:
I. E. Associates v. Safeco Title Ins. Co. (1985) 39 Cal.3d 281; Anderson v. Heart Federal Sav. & Loan Assn. (1989) 208 Cal.App.3d 202; First Nationwide Savings v. Perry (1992) 11 Cal.App.4th 1657; In Re BFP (1994) 511 U.S. 531, 114 S.Ct. 1757; Trustors Security Service v. Title Recon Tracking Service (1996) 49 Cal.App.4th 592; Prudential Home Mortgage Company, Inc. v. Superior Court (1998) 66 Cal.App.4th 1236 (as amicus curiae); Nguyen v. Calhoun (2003) 105 Cal.App.4th 428; Gonzalez v. Toews (2003) 111 Cal.App.4th 977; Kachlon v. Markowitz (2008) 168 Cal. App. 4th 316; Banc of America Leasing & Capital, LLC v. 3 Arch Trustee Services, Inc. (2009) 180 Cal.App.4th 1090 (as amicus curiae).

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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