Caleb S. Lihn
Caleb Lihn is a founder / partner of Thies & 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.
- University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
- Arizona State University
- Western New England University School of Law
- Arizona State Bar # 021895
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Estate Planning
- Elder Law