Tim Nay

Tim Nay, M.A., M.S.W., J.D.

Tim Nay

Willamette University College of Law, 1984

“Planning ahead lets parents tell their adult children that they have already made the difficult decisions and it is their job to simply carry out those decisions.”

Practice Areas: Elder Law • Estate Planning • Estate & Inheritance Tax Planning •Trust Administration • Medicaid • Special Needs Planning • Conservatorships • Wrongful Death Probate • Personal Injury Settlement Planning


Tim Nay has combined decades of clinical social work experience and legal expertise to develop an insightful, innovative and people-friendly approach to assisting our clients. He held professional clinical social work licensure in Texas, Idaho and Oregon. He is licensed to practice law by the Oregon State Bar and the Washington State Bar Association. In 1997 Tim successfully sued the United States Attorney General, Janet Reno (who Tim greatly admires) nullifying the “Granny Goes To Jail Law.”

He is the founding president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAE), a Fellow of the Academy. He is the past Chair of the NAELA Amicus Brief Committee, member of the NAELA Medicaid Task Force; founding member and past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Oregon State Bar and past President of the Oregon Gerontological Association and the Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon Chapter.

Tim was one of four founding members of the National Alliance of Medicare Set Aside Professionals (NAMSAP), and served as NAMSAP’s first Secretary. He is an Advisory Board member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP). Tim is the founding President of Guardian Partners. He is the recipient of the 2019 Theresa Award.

“We were thankful to meet Tim & Danielle. They were both so kind, treated us personally (we felt comfortable) and gave us great advice.”

— Christina S.



  • BA Psychology, June 1968, California State University, Los Angeles
  • MA Counseling Psychology, May 1973, Chapman University, Orange, California
  • MSW Clinical Social Work, May 1977, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX
  • JD Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, May 1984

Association & Board Memberships

  • Founding President & Fellow of the Academy – National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Past Chair – National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) (Amicus Brief Committee)
  • Past President – Alzheimer’s Association (Oregon Chapter)
  • Founding Member & Past Secretary – National Alliance of Medicare Set Aside Professionals
  • Past President – Oregon Gerontological Association
  • Founding Member & Past Chair – Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Legal Work Group Chair – State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease Oregon Task Force
  • Founding President – Guardian Partners
  • Member – Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

Bar Memberships

  • Member – Oregon State Bar
  • Member – Washington State Bar Association