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J. Randall Clinkscales

J. Randall Clinkscales

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts

About Me

Randy Clinkscales founded Clinkscales Elder Law Practice in 1985. He is a 1980 graduate of Washburn Law School and has represented clients at the administrative, county, state and federal levels in his 30+ years of practice. He is married to Barbara Clinkscales and they have three sons. Randy was the first area attorney to become a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He is also a member of the Kansas Chapter of NAELA, serving as its president for two terms (2009-2011), the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association and the Elder Law Section of the Kansas Bar Association. In 2001, Clinkscales Elder Law Practice began its Elder-Centered Practice, focusing on issues facing our aging population, as well as those caring for those who are aging. The practice includes Veterans Pension Benefits. Randy is an accredited V.A. attorney. He authors a monthly column for the Kansas Senior Times with a circulation of 12,000, where he writes about legal issues and benefits facing older adults. He is also the editor of the Kansas section of a book for accountants, AICPA. Randy writes and publishes the Elder Law Update, a bimonthly newsletter sent to more than 2000 homes, health facilities and businesses. His office also publishes the Elder Law Update - Health Professionals Edition, a newsletter for health care professionals, Elder Law Update - Financial Professionals Edition, a newsletter for financial professionals and the Life Care Journal for its Life Care Planning clients. Randy presents seminars for continuing educational purposes through the Area Health Education Center to health care professionals. He also presents seminars for continuing education information to attorneys in the state of Kansas, as well as provides a variety of topic seminars to the public.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Elder Law: 60%
    34 years, 500 cases
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Dennis J. Toman

    I've known Randy through national professional meetings for many years. Every time I talk with Randy, I am impressed by his knowledge in elder law and estate planning. Randy is dedicated to serving his clients, with compassion and understanding. I am very glad to endorse Randy.

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    Dennis Toman Elder Law Attorney
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    I have known and worked with Randy for numerous years. He and I belong to several of the same professional groups. We have collaborated on writing two books. I know Randy to have the highest professionalism and knowledge of any elder law or elder care attorney. What's nice about Randy, though, is that he couples that tremendous knowledge and ability with great compassion and caring for his clients.

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Contact Info

Clinkscales Elder Law Practice, P.A.

2604 General Hays Road, Suite B
P.O. Box 722
Hays, KS, 67601

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
KSAuthorized to practice law198005/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyers in KansasThe Legal Network2013
AccredidationDepartment of Veterans Affairs2010
Outstanding LeadershipKiwanis Club1987

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyClinkscales Elder Law Practice, P.A.1985 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kansas Senior TimesAuthor2009 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Kansas chapter)President2008 - 2010
Ellis County Bar AssociationPresident2008 - 2010
Life Care Planning Law Firms AssociationBoard of Directors, Chairman of Publications2007 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2003 - Present
KiwanisPresident1986 - 1987
Ellis County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Kansas Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember1980 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Elder Law UpdateLiving In A Pipe Dream2015
Elder Law UpdatePower of Attorney - Are You Liable?2015
Elder Law Update“Mr. Clinkscales Goes to Washington”2014
Elder Law UpdatePossible Look-Back For VA Pension Benefits2014
Elder Law UpdatePublic Calls for Expansion of Medicaid2014
Elder Law UpdateBiking Across Kansas—Turning Older2014
Elder Law UpdateThe First 402014
Elder Law UpdateWhy You Should Choose an Elder Law Attorney2014
Elder Law UpdateThe End2014
Elder Law UpdateA Tribute to a Client2014
Elder Law UpdateDrafting - Relying on Someone Else2014
Elder Law UpdateToo Old To Hunt2014
Elder Law UpdateWhat Am I Going to Do If Something Happens to You?2014
Elder Law UpdateFriends and Family at the Holidays2014
Elder Law UpdateA Different Angle2013
Elder Law UpdateThe Unexpected - It's How You Respond2013
Elder Law UpdateSpecial Report: The American Tax Relief of 20122013
Elder Law UpdateTravel Light — Simplify Life2013
Elder Law UpdateIt Was Time2013
Elder Law UpdateEnjoy Life to the End2013
Elder Law UpdateKnow the Pitfalls of Joint Ownership, Part 12013
Elder Law UpdateKnow the Pitfalls of Joint Ownership, Part 22013
Elder Law UpdateShaving at a Different Angle2013
Elder Law UpdateWho is Coming Into My Office? (Long Term Care Planning)2013
Elder Law UpdateAlzheimer's Walk Head October 12th2013
Elder Law UpdateMerry Christmas2013
Elder Law UpdateThe Miracle of Dying2012
Elder Law UpdateSpending on Yourself Now to Care For Yourself Now2012
Advantage, Advantage Media GroupProtect Your Family! Don't Write a Blank Check to the Nur$ing Home2012
Elder Law UpdateLessons Learned From A Motorcycle Trip2012
Elder Law UpdateToo Many Pockets2012
Elder Law UpdateCheck for Leaks2012
Elder Law UpdateTrusts and Medicaid - Competing Forces2011
Elder Law UpdatePreparing to Live2011
Elder Law UpdateInvesting in a Life Care Plan2011
Elder Law UpdateGifting and Powers of Attorney – A Dangerous Combination2011
Elder Law UpdateTrusts and Medicaid – Competing Forces2011
Protect Your Family!: Don't Write a Blank Check to the Nursing HomeEnd of Life Issues2011
Elder Law UpdateQualifying for Nursing Home Medicaid2011
Elder Law UpdateHoliday Memories2010
Elder Law UpdateHow Should You Choose Home Care2010
Elder Law UpdateHealth Care Reform Provisions Affecting Older Adults and Persons with Special Needs2010
Elder Law UpdateEarly-Onset Dementia Added to SSDI and SSI List2010
Elder Law UpdateDoctors Reluctant to Talk about End of Life Issues2010
Elder Law UpdateIt was Time2010
Elder Law UpdateSelf-Settled Special Needs Trusts2010
Elder Law UpdateThe Conversation Starter2010
Elder Law UpdateLong Distance Caregiving – A Growing Phenomenon2010
Elder Law UpdateWhat I Have Learned2010
Elder Law UpdatePersonal Viewpoint of Life Care Planning2009
Elder Law UpdateDeath Panels, Medicare Cuts and Other Scare Tactics2009
Elder Law UpdateSigns that Families Need Help, December 20092009
Elder Law UpdatePaying for Assisted Living2009
Elder Law UpdateMedicaid: True or False2009
Elder Law Update"If You Try...You Get What You Need"2009
Elder Law UpdateOver-medicating Seniors2009
Elder Law UpdateThe Economy and it's Impact on Seniors2009
Elder Law UpdateRoundup of Key Elder Law Numbers for 20092009
Elder Law UpdateKansas Large Beneficiary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act2009
Elder Law UpdatePersonal Viewpoint of Life Care Planning2008
Elder Law UpdateShould you be Concerned About Politics?2008
Elder Law UpdateJustice O'Connor's Life Touched by Alzheimer's2008
Elder Law UpdateFile a Tax Return: Get $3002008
Elder Law UpdateRetiring from Retirement2008
Elder Law UpdateVeteran's Benefits2008
Elder Law UpdateIs My Will Still Valid if I move to Another State?2008
Elder Law UpdateNursing Home Care2008
Elder Law UpdateHope at Christmas2007
Elder Law Update109th Congress Disappointed Seniors in 20062007
Elder Law UpdateMedicaid Law Not Always Right2007
Elder Law UpdateMedicare Enrollment2007
Elder Law UpdateMedicaid Division of Assets-Turning Countable Assets into Non-countable Assets2007
Elder Law UpdateIs Your Power of Attorney Adequately Specific?2007
Elder Law UpdateBoomers Less Healthy Than Their Parents2007
Elder Law UpdateThe Deficit Reduction Act – Stripping Access to Healthcare2007
Elder Law UpdateWhat is There to Live for at 93 Years of Age?2006
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsIntroduction to Medicaid Rules and Planning in Kansas2006
Elder Law UpdateHospice - A Benefit to Use2006
Elder Law UpdateWhen to Apply for Medicaid2006
Elder Law UpdateComprehensive Long Term Planning2006
Elder Law UpdateFree Lunch Scams2006
Elder Law UpdateLiving With A Plan2006
Elder Law UpdateMedicaid Changes2006
Elder Law UpdateThe Advocacy Part of Life Care Plans2006
Elder Law UpdateMedicaid is not the Problem, It's the Rising Cost of Health Care2006
Elder Law UpdateLong Term Care Insurance and Medicaid Planning: A Real Life Plan (Part 3)2005
Elder Law UpdateStaff Involvement2005
Elder Law UpdateLong Term Care Insurance (Part 2)2005
Elder Law UpdateSpecial Moment with a Client2005
Elder Law UpdateLong Term Care Insurance (Part 1)2005
Elder Law UpdateHow Far Do We Go?2005
Elder Law UpdateWhen do I Need a Living Will?2005
Elder Law UpdateMedicaid Spending Out of Control2005
Elder Law UpdateAvoiding Probate2005
Elder Law UpdateTake a Moment2004
Elder Law UpdateCan't I Just Gift My Property Away to Qualify For Medicaid?2004
Elder Law UpdateThe Basics of Medicaid or...“What You Can and Cannot Keep2004
Elder Law UpdateDoes Every Married Couple have to Spend Their Assets to Qualify for Medicaid?2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Howard Payne UniversityBachelor's DegreeBachelor's Degree1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Quinter, Kansas“How to Plan for Long-Term Care…WITHOUT Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime – Discover Your Rights Under the Affordable Care Act"2014
Hays, KansasSpecial Needs Planning 20142014
Hays, KansasHow to Plan for Long-Term Care…WITHOUT Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime – Discover Your Rights Under the Affordable Care Act2014
Hays, KansasPlanning for the Second Half of Life in these Economic Times – 9 Things You Must Know2014
Plainville, KansasHow to Plan for Long-Term Care…WITHOUT Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime – Discover Your Rights Under the Affordable Care Act2013
NWKS Education Services Center“How to Plan for Long-Term Care…WITHOUT Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime – Discover Your Rights Under the Affordable Care Act”2013
Long Term PlanningHow to Plan for Long-Term Care…WITHOUT Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime – Discover Your Rights Under the Affordable Care Act2013
Healy Methodist Church“How to Plan for Long-Term Care…WITHOUT Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime – Discover Your Rights Under the Affordable Care Act”2013
Great Bend, KansasHow to Plan for Long-Term Care…WITHOUT Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime – Discover Your Rights Under the Affordable Care Act2013
Dodge City, Kansas“How to Plan for Long-Term Care…WITHOUT Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime – Discover Your Rights Under the Affordable Care Act”2013
The Vineyard Room“How to Get Medicaid Coverage for Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care…Without Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime”2012
NWKS Educational Services CenterJanuary 26, 2012 – Oakley, Kansas – “How to Get Medicaid Coverage for Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care…Without Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime”2012
Holiday Inn Express“How to Get Medicaid Coverage for Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care…Without Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime”2012
Hays Public LibraryBook signing by Randy Clinkscales talking about his chapter, “End of Life Issues” from the book, “Protect Your Family! Don’t Write A Blank Check to the Nursing Home2012
Hays Medical CenterAll About Elder Law2012
Hays Meal SiteHow to Plan for Long-Term Care…WITHOUT Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime – Discover Your Rights Under the Affordable Care Act – 3:00 P.M. and 5:30 P.M.2012
Golden Years Center“How to Get Medicaid Coverage for Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care…Without Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime”2012
Front Door Community Center“How to Get Medicaid Coverage for Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care…Without Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime”2012
Bucklin Senior Center“How to Get Medicaid Coverage for Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care…Without Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime”2012
Answers for Senior Kansans“How Do I Pay For Long-Term Care When I Need It?2012
Andbe Nursing Home“How to Get Medicaid Coverage for Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care…Without Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime”2012
1st Annual Geriatric Symposium“About Elder Law”2012
Walker Senior Center in Stockton, KansasHow to Get Medicaid Coverage for Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care…Without Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime2011
Srader CenterHow to Get Medicaid Coverage for Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care…Without Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime2011
Rush County Nursing HomeNovember 9, 2011 – La Crosse, Kansas – “How to Get Medicaid Coverage for Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care…Without Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime”2011
Medicaid and Long Term CareMedicaid and Long Term Care2011
Hays Meal SiteHow to Get Medicaid Coverage for Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care…Without Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime2011
Golden Years CenterHow to Get Medicaid Coverage For Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care... WITHOUT Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime2011
Ford County Fair BuidlingHow to Get Medicaid Coverage for Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care…Without Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime2011
Senior Boomer Expo SWKAAAElder Law Issues2010
Logan County HospitalHow to Get Medicaid Coverage For Your Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care... WITHOUT Selling Your Home or Your Farm or Leaving Your Family Without a Dime2010
Legal Education SeminarMedicaid Rules2010
K-State Research and Extension NW Area Extension OfficeElder Law - Pressing issues Facing the Elderly/Chronically Ill Today2010
The Last Chance SeminarDNR, Living Wills, DPOH2009
The Family & Community Education GroupEstate Planning/The Family Love Letter2009
Good Samaritan SocietyElder Law Issues2009
Elder Law IssuesElder Law Update2009
DSNWKSpecial Needs Trusts2009
Alzheimer's Support GroupPOA and Legal Needs for Caregivers2009
Hays Recreation CommissionLong Term Care, Medicare and Medicaid.2008
Hays Recreation CommissionLiving Wills -- Expressing Your Wishes2008
Hays Recreation CommissionPowers of Attorney – Perhaps the Most Important Document2008
Hays Recreation CommissionWills and Trusts -- They Are Not Just for Dying!2008
Sizzlin Summer at Sternberg MuseumLife Planning for Chronic Disease2007
Satanta District HospitalUnderstanding Medicaid2007
Russell Senior CenterEssential Estate Planning Documents and Changes In Medicaid2007
Rush County Nursing HomeEssential Estate Planning Documents and Changes in Medicaid2007
National Healthcare CorporationElder Law Care2007
Jill's Helping HandChronic Care2007
Hays Recreation CommissionEssential Long Term Care Documents and Overview of Medicaid2007
Hays Recreation CommissionMedicaid Planning2007
Golden Ox PavillionMedicaid Estate Recovery2007
Fox PavillionElder Law Care2007
Area Health Education CenterUpdates in Medicaid2007
Airport HiltonLife Planning and Changes Brought about by the Deficit Reduction Act2007
Aging ExpoEstate and Long Term Care Planning2007
Adams, Brown, Beren & BallLong term Planning for You and Your Family2007
Waddell & ReedMedicaid and Long Term Care Insurance2006
Sternberg MuseumLife Planning for Chronic Disease2006
Sherman County Good Samaritan CenterThe Changing of Medicaid - Its Impact on Health Care Professionals2006
Senior Companion ProgramEssential Documents and Baisc Understanding of Medicaid2006
Senior CenterElder Law Issues2006
Satanta District HospitalThe Changing of Medicaid - Its Impact on Health Care Professionals2006
Northwest Kansas Area Health Education CenterElder Care Issues- Medicaid Changes, etc.2006
Mixing BowlMedicaid Changes: Planning for Its Impact on Families.2006
Logan County ManorUnderstanding the New Medicaid Changes2006
KiwanisMedicaid Changes2006
Hays Senior CenterEssential Documents2006
Hays Senior CenterThe Changing of Medicaid: It’s Affect On Nursing Homes, Their Residents and Their Families2006
Hays Recreation CommissionPowers of Attorney - Perhaps the Most Important Document2006
Hays Recreation CommissionWills and Trusts - Are Either Necessary?2006
Hays Recreation CommissionMedicaid -- Understanding and Planning for the Layman2006
Hays Recreation CommissionLiving Wills -- Expressing Your Wishes2006
Hays Recreation CommissionPowers of Attorney -- Perhaps the Most Important Document2006
Hays Recreation CommisionWills and Trusts - Are They Necessary?2006
Hays Centennial TowersLiving Will & Do Not Resuscitate2006
First Presbyterian Church - National Alliance - Mental IllnessSpecial Needs Trust, Guardianships & Conservatorships2006
Alzheimer's Support GroupEssential Documents and Overview of Medicaid Planning2006
Adams, Brown, Beran, and BallDifference between Wills & Trusts and The Impact of the Deficit Reduction Act.2006