Elder Law Leadership

Middle TN Delegate
Travenia Holden
Holden Law Office
1037 West Main Street, Suite C
Lebanon, TN 37087


  • Howard University, Washington, D.C. Bachelor of Arts
West TN Delegate
Pam Wright
The Wright Law Firm PLLC

Pam Wright is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and owner of The Wright Law Firm PLLC. She is a member and past chair of the Elder Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association; a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys. She has been listed as a MidSouth Super Lawyers in Elder Law and a Best Attorney® in Tennessee. Pam received

Monica Franklin
Monica Franklin & Associates, LLC
4931 Homberg Drive
Knoxville, TN 379195146

Monica Franklin is Certified as a Specialist in Elder Law, commonly known as a “CELA” (Certified Elder Law Attorney), by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF—www.nelf.org.) To learn more about certification, visit our website library: www.MonicaFranklinElderLaw.com/library and click

East TN Delegate
Brooke Givens
Kizer & Gammeltoft, PC
110 Cogdill Road
Knoxville, TN 37922

Brooke is an East Tennessee native. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and graduated cum laude from the UT College of Law in May 2011. Brooke was admitted to the Bar in October 2011. She worked as an associate attorney for the Elder Law Practice of Monica Franklin for 4 years before joining Kizer and Gammeltoft in August 2015.

East TN Delegate
Deborah Herzel
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
502 S Gay St Ste 404
Knoxville, TN 37902
East TN Delegate
Cindy Troyer
East Tn Human Resource Agency
17 Norris Avenue
Bluffton, SC 29910
Immediate Past Chair
Amelia Crotwell
Elder Law of East Tennessee
903 N. Hall of Fame Dr
Knoxville, TN 37917

Amelia Crotwell earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee in 1990, studying English and Creative Writing. After several years of environmental consulting, she obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence, summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee, College of Law in 1997. While in law school, she loved the Legal Clinic, where she first had the

Middle TN Delegate
Jay Barry
J Barry Law Office
115 N Castle Heights Ave, Suite 101
Lebanon, TN 37087

J Barry is in private practice in Lebanon, Tennessee, practicing elder law and mediation as a Tennessee Rule 31 civil and family mediator. The practice includes Life Care Planning and assisting with a holistic approach to help client with the right care at the rights time and the right benefits.

Middle TN Delegate
Janet Lamb
610 Angela Circle
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Middle TN Delegate
Katie Moss
TN Dept of Health Care Finance and Administration
310 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37243

Katie Evans Moss is a 2007 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she was the recipient of the Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz Student Leadership Award and a Tennessee Judicial Conference Foundation Scholarship. She joined the Legal Aid Society in 2008 and works on health, benefits, and children’s issues. Since joining Legal Aid, she has been involved

Middle TN Delegate
Tim Takacs
Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs
201 Walton Ferry Road
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Timothy L. Takacs is in private practice in Hendersonville, Tennessee, limiting his practice exclusively to elder law. A Certified Elder Law Attorney, Tim was one of the first elder law attorneys in the nation to assemble an inter-disciplinary team of experts to provide integrated client care. His innovations have transformed the practice of elder law in the United States and have set a new

Middle TN Delegate
John Toy
Parker, Toy & Associates, PLLC
5445 Preakness Court
Christiana, TN 37037

Areas of Practice

    Barbara McGinnis
    Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs, PLLC
    150 Stonebrook Lane
    Hendersonville, TN 37075

    Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis provides legal expertise on a wide range of client issues with a focus on Medicaid appeals, Veterans benefits appeals and probate matters. 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. Most recently she spent seven years at

    West TN Delegate
    Marjorie Baker
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
    1715 Aaron Brenner Drive Suite 800
    Memphis, TN 38120
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    King Self
    Apperson Crump PLC
    6070 Poplar Ave, Suite 600
    Memphis, TN 38119-3954

    Member of the Memphis, Tennessee, law firm Apperson Crump PLC. His primary fields of practice are Elder Law and estate planning, particularly special needs planning for persons with disabilities.

    Mr. Self received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree from Tulane University. He is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law

    West TN Delegate
    Cynthia Tobin
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
    1715 Aaron Brenner Dr # 800
    Memphis, TN 38120-1445