Elmer Chinn has over 35 years of professional experience in public accounting, providing tax and accounting services primarily to individuals, partnerships, estates, trusts, and professional corporations. His expertise includes compliance tax work, income, estate, and gift tax planning; trust and conservatorship work; and business and retirement planning.

Prior to the formation of DZH Phillips, Elmer was a principal at a predecessor firm, Daoro Zydel & Holland. Before joining DZH, he worked with Price Waterhouse. Elmer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Washington. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA).

In his free time, Elmer enjoys golfing, traveling, and photography.