Faculty Profile: Barbara McGinnis CELA

Barbara McGinnis CELATakacs McGinnis Elder Care LawP.O. Box 364 Hendersonville, TN 37077-0364 Work Phone: (615) 824-2571Website: http://www.tn-elderlaw.comEmail Address:
Previous Courses Taught (21)
  • 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
Biography

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 president of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association and chair of the Elder Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. In Barbara's spare time, she enjoys playing golf and traveling with her husband, and spending time with family.