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Tim Takacs, CELA

Founding Attorney, 1992 - 2023

Bring this nationally recognized expert in the demanding field of elder law to your readers, listeners, and viewers. 

Tim Takacs, Attorney & Partner - Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law & Estate Planning in TN

Expert Analysis; Insightful Commentary

With 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day, there has never been a greater demand for information about the impact of aging on your readers, viewers, and listeners. As one of the nation’s leading elder law attorneys and the create of the Life Care Planning approach to elder law, Tim Takacs is known for witty and well-reasoned commentary on even the most challenging elder care issues. He is skilled at explaining legal, financial, public benefits, and caregiving realities in language the layperson can understand.

  • Legal Developments

  • Paying for Long-Term Care

  • Residential Transitions

  • Demographic Trends

  • Estate Planning

  • Nursing Home

  • Medicaid Planning

  • Elder Law

  • Patient Advocacy

  • VA Benefits

  • Caregiving

  • Care Advocacy


​Tim Takacs can also help you identify next-level story ideas that will keep you ahead of the curve.

About Tim Takacs

Certified Elder Law Attorney Tim Takacs is recognized nationwide as a leader in the important and demanding area of elder care law. His innovations have transformed the way this specialty of law is practiced in the United States. Takacs has been in private practice in the Nashville area since 1980. 


  • Graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Vanderbilt University School of Law

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) and Certified Elder Law Specialist

  • Charter member of and first chairperson of the Tennessee Bar Association's Elder Law Section

  • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) since 1991, and former member of its Board of Directors

  • Charter member of the Special Needs Alliance, a network of the country's leading disability lawyers

  • Charter member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association

  • AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

  • Founder of The Tennessee Pooled Trust

  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine since 2006 and in The Best Lawyers of America magazine since 2007

As Seen On

Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Hour

Media Resume

Tim Takacs is an experienced and sought-after television guest, panelist, and host. He has been a monthly guest since 2003 on Morning Line and Open Line on Nashville Channel 5+, answering callers’ questions about elder law, and he is co-host of Aging Starts Now, a weekly podcast on elder care-related topics. He has also co-hosted Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Hour, a one-hour show airing weekly on Nashville's Channel 5+ and was featured in a Caregiving Panel Discussion, part of the Aging Matters series produced by Nashville Public Television.  

Legal Publishing Credits

Tim Takacs has been quoted extensively in articles about Medicaid estate recovery, Durable Powers of Attorney, and other elder law subjects in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Finance, The Tennessean, and the Christian Science Monitor.



​Tim Takacs can also help you identify next-level story ideas that will keep you ahead of the curve.

Bring Tim Takacs to Your Audience
To book Tim Takacs on your program or to arrange for an interview, call (615) 824-2571 or email us

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