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Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law is staffed with a team of skilled and compassionate professionals who are ready to meet your needs.

  • Three attorneys, including two Certified Elder Law Attorneys 
  • Eight non-legal employees, including two Elder Care Coordinators (including one Licensed Clincal Social Worker) and two public benefits specialists who assist clients in the public benefits application process


  • Tim Takacs, Certified Elder Law Attorney

    Certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney, Tim Takacs was one of the first elder law attorneys in the nation...

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  • Barbara Boone McGinnis, Certified Elder Law Attorney

    Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, Barbara Boone McGinnis is an emerging national leader in the elder law field...

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  • Chris Johnson, Associate Attorney

    Associate Attorney Chris Johnson provides legal expertise on a wide range of client issues with a focus on estate planning, VA benefits, and probate....

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  • Lisa Proctor, Office Administrator & Legal Assistant

    Lisa J. Proctor is the firm’s office administrator and legal assistant. As office administrator, Lisa performs client intake interviews...

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  • Debra King, LCSW, Elder Care Coordinator

    Debra joined Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law as an Elder Care Coordinator in 2006, bringing ten years of experience as a discharge planner with a...

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  • Pati Bedwell, Elder Care Coordinator

    Pati Bedwell brings more than 20 years of experience working with the elderly and their families to the Takacs McGinnis team.  As Elder Care...

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  • Joshua Bey, Public Benefits Specialist

    As Public Benefits Specialist, Joshua guides clients through every step of the Medicaid application and appeal process. Much of his work is on the...

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  • Joshua Hunter, Public Benefits Specialist

    Joshua Hunter is one of the firm’s Public Benefits Specialists. He focuses on helping clients understand how to get the most from their...

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  • Dana Hentschel, Outreach Coordinator

    As Outreach Coordinator, Dana Hentschel is the face of Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law in the community. In addition to coordinating and participating...

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  • Chelle Guidry, Legal Assistant

    Chelle Guidry is often the first person clients interact with when they call or visit Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law. As Legal Assistant, she...

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  • Jennifer Berkon, Paralegal

    As one of the firm’s paralegals, Jennifer provides legal support to attorneys in estate planning, trust, and asset protection matters. She...

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