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Wills & Trusts

Other Areas:
Business Formation
Agreement Writing
Small Claims
Radio Show
Paralegal Training


853 West Center
Orem, Utah 84057
(801) 224-5750


Born, March 16, 1953; Ft. Lewis Pierce County, Washington.

Married, Karla Jean Anderson of Pocatello, Idaho; June 1976.

Children: Laura Jean Jones, Philip David Jones, Kristy Lynn Jones, and Karl Aaron Jones.

World View: have traveled extensively (including most of Europe and the United States), have lived in two foreign countries (Germany and Canada) and in 8 states for extended periods of time, and have a unique awareness of other peoples, cultures, and traditions.


Juris Doctor, December 1979, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. Activities and Honors: published in BYU Journal of Legal Studies, received Law School Scholarship, member Delta Theta Phi, member Association of Trial Lawyers of American, prosecutor for BYU Attorney General's Office.

Mediator Training, May 1998, Utah Dispute Resolution, 32 Hour Basic Mediator Training, November 1998, Administrative Office of the Courts, 24 Hour Divorce and Child Custody Mediator Training, May 1999, United States Postal Service, 32 Hour Advanced Transformative Mediation Skills; and numerous additional Programs. Activities and Honors: Member Academy of Family Mediators, Utah Court-Annexed ADR Program Roster, Federal Court ADR Program Roster, USPS Mediation Roster, Administrative Office of the Courts Visitation Roster, Utah Dispute Resolution Mediator Roster, Schoolie Mediation Center Roster, Utah Alternate Dispute Management, and Community Mediation Services.

Bachelor of Arts, June 1977, Idaho State University. Major: Political Science. Minor: French. Activities and Honors: received Presidents Service Award, received University Club Scholarship, member of Sigma Gamma Chi and Alpha Mu Gamma, LDSSA Public Relations Chairman, Foreign Language Department Chairman for EXPO-ISU, published in Carlile's 38 Basic Speech Experiences.


Utah Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees, Trustee. January 2004 to Present. Act as Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee in assigned cases.

Philip G Jones, P.C., President and Attorney. May 2003 to Present. Practice centering on Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 & 13), Business Entities, Contracts, and Estate Planning.

Jones, Gilliam and Jensen, LLC, Attorneys at Law, Managing Member. December 1994 to May 2003. Practice included: Bankruptcy (Chapter 7, 11, 13, and Adversary Proceedings), Business Entities (Corporations, Partnerships, and LLC's), Charitable Organizations, Contracts, Mediation, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Real Property, and related matters. Personal Institutional Clients included Utah Dispute Resolution. Duties included: employee relations, hiring and firing, equipment planning and purchasing, accounting, tax preparation, financial reports, licensing, and the development of office management systems.

McCullough, Jones and Ivins, Attorneys at Law, Managing Attorney. April 1980 to December 1994. Practice included: Bankruptcy (Chapter 7, 11, 13), Business Entities, Charitable Organizations, Contracts, Wills, Trusts, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Court, Habeas Corpus, Sanity and Mental Health, Corrections, Family (Divorce, Annulment, and Adoption), Real Property, Securities, Social Security, Disability, Taxes, Collections, Consumer, Landlord/Tenant, and related matters. Personal Institutional Clients included: Provo City Attorneys Office, Orem City, C.E.D.O., BYU Ombudsmans Office, Utah Department of Corrections, Utah County Sanity Coordinator, Utah Council of Governments, Veterans Administration, Utah County Guardian Ad Litems Office, Utah County Juvenile Court, and Geneva Federal Credit Union. Duties included from 1982 to 1990 the management of a contract with the Department of Corrections to provided services to Utah State Prison Inmates at Bluffdale, Cedar City, and the Salt Lake County Jail; which involved 3 attorneys, 3 clerks, and secretarial support staff.

Freedom Bridge Institute, Instructor. November 1998 to Present. Teach courses in Basic Mediation (32 hours), Divorce Law (8 hours) and Divorce Mediation (24 hours), and Mediation as a Life Skill (12 hours). Published Please Listen to Me? The Art of Mediation, Mediation as a Life Skill, and The Art of Divorce Mediation Training for use as student texts.

Utah Technical College, Orem, Utah, 1984 to 1988. Taught courses in the legal assisting program including: Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Bankruptcy, Collections, and Business Entities. Published The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Manual, The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Manual, and The Collections Manual for use as student texts.

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; Instructor, Fall 1980, taught "Civil Justice Procedures" as a substitute instructor for Ivan E. Lawrence who had suffered a heart attack.

Utah Attorney Generals Office, Criminal Justice Division, Prison Law Clerk, September 1978 to December 1979. Duties included: drafting legal documents, preparing correspondence, written opinions and memoranda on various topics. Acted in an administrative capacity in Advising prison personnel of policies, procedures and law. Taught legal training classes and conducted investigations.

Idaho Legal Aid, Pocatello, Idaho, Law Clerk, Summer 1978. Duties included: interviewing clients, investigation, research, preparation of legal pleadings, and assisted in the preparation of "A Comment on Civil Commitment" published in Idaho Law Review.

Office of Judge Advocate General, Administrative Law Division, General Law Branch, Pentagon, Staff Intern, Summer 1978. Duties included: preparation of memoranda and written opinions on various topics dealing with due process rights, freedom of information, administrative law, and interpretation of statutory law.


Utah Alternate Dispute Management, Trustee, October 1999 to Present. Duties have included: Counsel to the Presidency, Preparation of: Organizational Documents, Checklists, Questionnaires, Formulation of Goals and Policies, and Instruction.

Schoolie Mediation Center, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 1999 to Present. Duties have included: Duties have included: preparation of Agreements, Questionnaires, Checklists, and Forms used in Divorce, Custody, Visitation, and Support Mediation Cases; Mediation of Domestic cases; and Instruction at Basic Mediation Training Courses.

Utah Dispute Resolution, June 1998 to Present. Duties have included: preparation of Agreements, Questionnaires, Checklists, and Forms used in Divorce, Custody, Visitation, and Support Mediation Cases; Mediation of Domestic cases; and Instruction at Basic Mediation Training Courses.

Boy Scouts of America, Provo District Training Staff, Member, 1996 to Present; Duties have included: instructing adult scout leaders in various areas of their responsibilities as well as basic scout skills and preparation of written materials. Troop 51, Provo Community Church, Scoutmaster, 1994 to 1999; Duties include: supervise activities of four Scout Patrols, interaction with parents, sponsoring entity, and local Scout Council, leadership training, instruction, preparation of written materials, counseling, fund raising, and planning. Honors have included: Adult Religious Knot, Scouters Key, Scoutmasters National Award of Merit, Scoutmasters Key, and Wood Badge Beads.

Utah Bankruptcy Forum, Salt Lake City, Utah; Instructor,1990 to 1995. Helped teach material on Ethics and Bankruptcy Procedure for which Attorneys received CLE Credit.

American Fork Circuit Court, Pro-Tem Judge, 1994 to 2003. Handle Civil matters under the $5,000 dollar jurisdictional amount.

BYU Ombudsman's Office, former Legal Counsel. Offered free consultation of numerous issues to BYU Students and Ombudsman Staff. Sued Mountain Bell before the Public Service Commission on behalf of the Students of BYU. Resulted in Stipulated settlement, change of deposit policies, use of plan language in advertising, and reprinting of phone book.

Utah Technical College, former Guest Lecturer, Advisory Committee Member for the Paralegal Program and Member of the Utah State Prison Vo-Tech Ad Hoc Accreditation Committee. Assisted with Curriculum Development and Program Accreditation.

Provo Community Education, Provo, Utah; Instructor; Beginning Shotokan Karate.

Idaho State University, Dance Department, Pocatello, Idaho; Graduate Student Dance Tutor, Ballet, Folk, and Ballroom Dance.

LDS Institute of Religion, Pocatello, Idaho; Dance Director for Mini-Dome LDS Regional Dance Festival, Early American and Ballroom Dances.


Outdoors: Camping, Hiking, Canoeing, and Scouting.

Martial Arts: Tai Chi, Pa Kua and Nei Kung.

Hobbies: Reading, Ancient Languages, Philosophy, Metaphysics, Religion, Psychology, Military Tactics, Writing, and Classical Music.


Computer Skills: Computer Assisted Research, Operating Systems (CPM, DOS, WIN, MAC), Word Processing (Word Star, Word Perfect, MS Word), 10 Key, Type 90+ Wpm.

Language: formerly spoke German; currently speak, read, and write French; read some Hebrew and Greek; learning Spanish.