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David LeBron McGuffey

Elder law Attorney at Dalton, GA

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  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 21 years
    Tennessee - TN 24 years
    Georgia - GA 31 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    70%
    Life Care Planning, Medicaid Planning and other advice concerning public benefits, Special Needs Planning, Estate Planning, Health and Personal Care Planning, Fiduciary Representation, Legal Capacity Counseling, Guaridanships, Probate

  2. Estate planning
    10%

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    10%

  4. Guardianship
    5%

  5. Probate
    5%

David L. McGuffey is in private practice in Georgia, with a primary office in Dalton and a satellite office in Ellijay. David spends most of his time helping elders, caregivers and individuals with special needs. This means David helps elders and their caregivers, as well as persons with disabilities. We help elders and individuals with special needs find, get and pay for good long-term care. David is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He was selected as a Georgia SuperLawyer in 2013 and has maintained that distinction. In March of 2021, David launched EzElderLaw, a website designed to educate the public and younger lawyers regarding elder law and special needs law issues. 

 

David speaks regularly on Elder Law issues and special needs issues. If you need a speaker for your event, feel free to contact us at our Dalton office.

 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

Elder Law Practice Of David L. McGuffey, LLC
400 N. Selvidge Street
P.O. Box 2023
Dalton, GA, 30722
Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey
142 River Terrace
Suite 111 (The CORE)
Ellijay, GA, 30540
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Reviews

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Posted by Sandra | August 5, 2015
Best Lawyer Ever!
I hired David for what was to be a simple guardianship case which turned into a contested case, he went over every detail of my case with me before hand and was highly prepaired when it went to court. Everyone in his office was very helpful and always available. Not only is David the most knowledgable attorney in elder law, but will fight like a bull dog on your behalf. I feel like he is the best person to fight for your loved one. I feel like he has a true heart to help the elderly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 900-900 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey, LLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lovingood McGuffey, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Managing Attorney
  • Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs, LLC
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Partner
  • Clements & McGuffey, LLC
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Coppedge & Leman Pc
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of O. Hale Almand, Jr.
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Corporate Specialist
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Georgia State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Estate of Smith
  • Ruling in favor of Estate
  • Gee v. Reingold
  • Judgment for Defendant
  • Brogdon v. National Healthcare Corporation
  • Motion to Dismiss grnt'd in part denied in part

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Council of Advanced Practioners
  • 2012 - Present
  • Continuity of Law Practice Committee - State Bar of Georgia
  • Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Appleseed: Elder Competency Project Advisory Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Special Needs Alliance
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Northwest Georgia Health Care Partnership
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Northwest Georgia office of Georgia Alzheimer's chapter
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia NAELA Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Board Member (beginning June 2012)
  • 2012 - 2016
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Appeals Committee
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Georgia State Bar Elder Law Section
  • Chairman
  • 2007 - 2010
  • American Association for Justice, Nursing Homes Litigation Group
  • Chair
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Tennesse Bar Association - Elder Law Section
  • Chairman
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2005
  • John Regan Writing Award
  • NAELA
  • 2004
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • 2018 National Caregiving Summit
  • Caregiver Legal Tips
  • 2018
  • Georgia Probate Judges' Spring Conference
  • Medicaid Estate Recovery
  • 2017
  • Elder Law Forum
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2017
  • 9th Annual Colorado Elder Law Retreat
  • Guardianship Litigation
  • 2017
  • ICLE of Georgia Special Needs Trust
  • Special Needs Trusts: Basics & Beyond
  • 2016
  • 2016 National Conferenec on Guardianship
  • Guardianship Litigation
  • 2016
  • Ohio NAELA Chapter CELA Training
  • Medicaid and Nursing Home Advocacy
  • 2014
  • National Aging & Law Institute
  • Conflicts of Interest Encountered by Special Needs Attorneys and Trustees
  • 2012
  • National Aging & Law Institute
  • Guardianship Litigation
  • 2012
  • WOW 3D
  • Ask the Experts (Moderator)
  • 2011
  • Elder Law with David L. McGuffey
  • Elder Law and Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Senior Moments (Peggy Stanfield Show)
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Elder Mediation
  • Elder Law (8 Hour Basics Course)
  • 2010
  • Elder Law Basics
  • Capacity Issues
  • 2010
  • CABIA Brain Injury Conference
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2010
  • NAMI - Chapter Meeting
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2009
  • LCPLFA Fundamentals Course
  • Fundamentals of Life Care Planning
  • 2009
  • LCPLFA CLE
  • Going to Court to Increase Medicaid Spousal Allowances
  • 2009
  • In the Trenches
  • Using Trusts in Planning for VA Benefits
  • 2009
  • Elder Mediation
  • Elder Law (8 Hour Basics Course)
  • 2009
  • Elder Law
  • Using Trusts in Planning for VA Benefits
  • 2009
  • Elder Law
  • Long-Term Care Medicaid
  • 2009
  • CCMSA Meeting
  • Life Care Planning
  • 2009
  • Elder Mediation
  • Elder Law (8 Hour Basics Course)
  • 2008
  • Elder Law: Basics Everyone Should Know
  • Basic Long Term Care Planning
  • 2008
  • Life Care Planning for the Elderly Client: Fundamentals and Practice
  • Life Care Planning
  • 2007
  • First Annual Meeting
  • What Does Good Care Look Like
  • 2007
  • Elder Law Practice for the General Practitioner
  • Litigation Proceeds: Liens and Client Funds
  • 2007
  • Elder Law for the General Practitioner
  • Ethics and Elder Law Practice
  • 2007
  • Elder Law for the General Practitioner
  • Counseling Domestic Law Clients Where One Spouse is Disabled
  • 2007
  • Annual Symposium
  • Working with Litigation Counsel in Nursing Home Litigation Cases
  • 2007
  • Advanced Nursing Home Litigation
  • The Top Ten Nursing Home Decisions in the Past Year
  • 2007
  • Mid-Winter Convention
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2006
  • 2006 Convention
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2006
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home Contracts
  • 2005
  • Basics of Elder Law
  • Ethics and Elder Law Practice
  • 2005
  • 2005 Elder Law Seminar
  • Border States - Medicaid in Tennessee
  • 2005
  • 8th Annual Elder Law Symposium
  • Developing an Elder-Centered Elder Law Practice
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (9)
Endorse David
Elder law Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is one of Georgia's pioneering Elder Law attorneys. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of Elder Law, which he generously shares with both clients and colleagues."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a dedicated & competent attorney who uses his considerable expertise & skills to help his clients at probably the most vulnerable point in their lives. He is a credit to the legal profession and as a fellow elder law & estate planning attorney I am proud to endorse him."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I do not practice in the area of Elder Law but I have referred clients to David and they have all been very pleased with his representation. David also has a great representation in the legal community in Dalton."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.David is well versed in the various areas of elder law. You could not go wrong by hiring David."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is very well respected, nationally, as an Elder Law attorney. His writings and legal work have earned him appointments to the highest positions in the Elder Law community. He brings creative problem solving to Special Needs Trusts, Medicaid qualification, and Life Care Planning."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is leader among elder law attorneys in the country. I now serve on a National board with David and he is looked up to by many elder law attorneys around the country. He is one of the good guys and I would trust him with any elder law issue."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend David for seniors and their families seeking assistance with protecting their assets, qualifying for public benefits, and obtaining the best quality care possible. I've known David for the last 5 years and he has impressed me with his commitment and expertise in Elder Law."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an impressively bright attorney working. His clients are lucky to have his expertise available."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for several years now, and he is a leader in the field of Elder Law in Georgia, and Tennessee for that matter. An expert is all facets of elder law, I rely on David's expertise to guide me on numerous occassions."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known David for several years and believe him to be one of the most knowledgable elder law attorneys in Georgia. If I needed help with an elder law issue, I would certainly turn to David for advice. He is especially strong in litigation related issues."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David is a very conscientious and knowledgeable attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David McGuffey for several years and found him to be entirely ethical, exceptionally competent, and truly dedicated to providing quality representation to his clients."
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