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Caleb S. Lihn - Founder and Partner of Thies & Lihn, PLLC Caleb S. Lihn

Phoenix Lawyer

Caleb Lihn is a founder / partner of Taylor & Lihn, PLLC. After obtaining his bachelor's degree from Arizona State University, with a major in psychology, Caleb attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. At McGeorge, he was selected to write for and edit the school's international law journal, The Transnational Lawyer. Upon graduating from McGeorge, Caleb returned to Arizona and became a successful litigation attorney at two major civil defense law firms in Phoenix. After honing litigation and dispute resolution skills, he joined a small minority of lawyers who continued their legal education and obtained an LL.M. degree with an emphasis in estate planning and elder law.

Caleb's practice includes Medicaid (ALTCS) planning, special needs planning / trusts, estate planning, probate, and guardianships / conservatorships. Caleb’s emphasis in special needs planning began when his youngest daughter was diagnosed, in utero, with a rare and serious heart defect, necessitating three open heart surgeries within her first three years of life. On the other end of the spectrum, Caleb previously had a close family member diagnosed with an illness requiring long-term care planning, thus triggering an interest and passion in elder law. While navigating his own family through the complex and stressful worlds of special needs planning and elder law, a passion to assist other individuals and families was born.

Caleb is a member of Elder Counsel and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys as a member of the Guardianship and Special Needs Law Steering committees. He was recently included in the 2015 list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars. Caleb was nominated by his peers to be a sustaining member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers. He is also a Judge Pro Tem for Maricopa County Superior Court and has earned an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale Hubbell® for excellence in legal ability and ethics.

Professional Community Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
    • Special Needs Law Steering Committee, Member
    • Guardianship / Conservatorship Steering Committee, Member
  • Elder Counsel, Member
  • Wealth Counsel, Member
  • Embrace Palliative Care, Board Member
  • Devereux, Arizona, Advisory Board Member, 2007-2012
  • Chair, Executive Council, Elder Law, Mental Health, and Special Needs Section, State Bar of Arizona
  • Liaison for the Executive Council of the Elder Law, Mental Health, and Special Needs Section, State Bar of Arizona, to the Executive Council of the Probate and Trust Section, State Bar of Arizona


  • LL.M., Estate Planning & Elder Law, Western New England University, College of Law, 2013
  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2002
    • Writer & Comment Editor, The Transnational Lawyer
  • B.A., Psychology, Arizona State University, 1999


  • Arizona Courts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Areas of Practice

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Our Accolades & Memberships

  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
    Arizona's Finest Lawyers

    Attorneys eligible for this Rating demonstrate professional experience, a spotless disciplinary record, and excellent recommendations from their peers.

  • Elder Counsel
    Elder Counsel Member

    A premier, nationwide member services support organization that focuses matters pertaining to elder law and speical needs.


    Professional association of lawyers who improve the quality and services of elders and people with special needs.

  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers Rising Stars

    Reserved for less than 2.5% of attorneys in the state, aged 40 or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

  • AV Preeminent
    AV Rated Preeminent

    The highest rating possible, demonstrative of an attorney's ethical standards and professional abilities.

  • AVVO Rating 10

    With a Superb Avvo rating, this distinguishes lawyers who have become recognized as top litigation attorneys.

  • Lead Counsel Rated
    Lead Counsel

    The Lead Counsel Rating was established in 1997 as a quality assurance tool consumers and businesses can use to quickly and easily evaluate a prospective attorney's ability and credibility.

  • Ranking Arizona Top Three

    Taylor & Lihn ranked top three by Ranking Arizona for 2019

  • Wealth Counsel Member
  • Az Business Leaders 2019

Rave Reviews

  • “Very thorough and keeps on top of my files”


  • “Caleb is a fantastic lawyer and person and performed a great service for my family. I can't emphasize that enough.”

    William B.

  • “Impressed with his ability to empathize with clients”

    Matthew M.

  • “I feel as if a huge weight was taken off our shoulders.”


  • “Extremely responsive, met with us quickly, and provided a wealth of information”

    Eric W.

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