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Tim Takacs Named to 2023 Best Lawyers List

For the seventeenth year in a row, Timothy L. Takacs has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® in the field of elder law.

For the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers®, more than 13 million peer evaluations were analyzed, which resulted in more than 132,000 leading lawyers in 147 practice areas in 76 countries around the world being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Nationally known in legal circles, Timothy L. Takacs is the architect of Life Care Planning, a philosophical approach to elder law that features a team of attorneys, nurses, social workers, insurance experts, public benefits specialists, and others who work together to help families deal with the personal, financial, and legal challenges created by long life, chronic illness, and disability. Takacs’ innovations have transformed the way elder law is practiced in the United States. His insights into the challenges faced by the elderly and their families have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The Tennessean, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Takacs is well known to Nashville-area television viewers thanks to his frequent appearances on Newschannel 5+ as a guest on MorningLine and OpenLine, and his duties as co-host of Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Hour, which aired on Newschannel 5+ from 2017 through 2019. Takacs is currently a co-host of a weekly podcast, Aging Starts Now, available on popular podcast platforms. Takacs was also featured in Economics of Aging, a documentary produced by Nashville Public Television as part of their Aging Matters series. Takacs is the author of Elder Law Practice in Tennessee and a contributing author of Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources, published by Humana Press.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University School of Law, Takacs has been in private practice in the Nashville area since 1980. His firm, Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, PLLC, serves clients in Middle Tennessee from offices in Hendersonville. For more information, call 615.824.2571 or visit



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