Faculty Profile: Barbara McGinnis CELA

Barbara McGinnis CELATakacs McGinnis Elder Care Law
Previous Courses Taught (33)
  • Elder Law Forum 2022: Have We Really Saved the Homestead?
  • Elder Law Forum 2022
  • Elder Law 2020: Business Continuity Planning in Response to COVID-19
  • Elder Law 2020: Durable Powers of Attorney Considerations
  • Elder Law Forum 2020
  • Elder Law Basics in Jamestown
  • Transactional Practice 2018: Part 2 (Online Version)
  • Transactional Practice 2018 - (Online Version)
  • Elder Law: Ethics
  • Special Needs Trusts: The Legal Ethics of Using a Trusts to Qualify for Medicaid
  • Transactional Practice 2018
  • Elder Law Forum 2018
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • General Practice CLE: Special Considerations for Veterans
  • Elder Law Basics
  • Elder Law: TennCare Panel
  • Elder Law Forum 2017
  • VA Benefits: Claims, Accreditation, and Appeals
  • VA Benefits: The Veterans’ Dependents
  • VA Benefits: Service and Non-Services Connected Disability
  • Tennessee Bar Association Nashville Annual CLE [15 Hours]
  • Elder Law Forum 2016
  • CHOICES: Medical Eligibility and Safety Determination New Rules for 2015
  • VA CLE Credits: Pensions, Procedures and Appeal Rights
  • VA CLE Credits: Accreditation
  • VA CLE Credits: Compensation
  • VA Training-Accreditation
  • Elder Law Forum 2014 (Day 1 - Intermediate)
  • Life Care Planning: Caring for the Elder in the Practice of Law
  • Elder Law Forum 2013
  • VA CLE Credits: Pensions, Procedures and Appeal Rights
  • VA CLE Credits: Compensation
  • VA CLE Credits: Accreditation

Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney and by the State of Tennessee as an Elder Law Specialist. She provides legal expertise on a wide range of client issues with a focus on Medicaid appeals, Veterans benefits, and probate matters. She is a VA-accredited attorney. Before receiving her license to practice law in Tennessee, Barbara spent more than 20 years as a Registered Nurse and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care centers, outpatient clinics, and home health. Barbara's passion for helping people deal with the changes that aging brings extends beyond her clinical experience. Her father had Alzheimer's Disease for more than eight years before he passed away and she helped her mother care for him and deal with difficult decisions. Being a part of her father's journey has given her tremendous empathy for families facing the prospect of long-term illness of an aging loved one. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, a Master's degree as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and a Juris Doctor degree from Nashville School of Law. She is a past president of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, past-chair of the Elder Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association and past-chair of the Tennessee NAELA chapter. In Barbara's spare time, she enjoys playing golf and traveling with her husband, and spending time with family and friends.