Conferences and Speaking Engagements

A core mission of the Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey is providing relevant, helpful information to our community. With that in mind, we regularly participate in conferences, host conferences, and Mr. McGuffey speaks for community and professional groups.

Conferences hosted by the Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey:


Recent and Upcoming Participatiion in Other Conferences

  • 2018 National Caregiving Summit, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, October 26, 2018
  • 9th Annual Colorado Elder Law Retreat (August 24-26, 2017), 3 hour presentation on Guardianship Litigation
  • Tennessee Bar Association Elder Law Forum (July 14, 2017), Special Needs Trusts
  • 2017 Probate Judges’ Spring Conference (April 18, 2017), Medicaid Estate Recovery
  • National Guardianship Association, 3 hour preconference intensive on Guardianship Litigation (October 29, 2016, Charleston, SC)
  • 29th Annual Rosalynn Carter Institute National Summit, Legal Considerations for Family Caregivers (October 21, 2016, Americus, GA)
  • Chattanooga Autism Conference, Estate Planning for parents of special needs children (April 15, 2016, Chattanooga, TN)
  • Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver’s Conference, Estate planning and Medicaid eligibility (March 24, 2016, Cartersville, Georgia)
  • ICLE of Georgia Special Needs Trust, Special Needs Trusts: Basics and Beyond (February 20, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia)
  • 2015 NAELA Annual Conference, Guardianship Litigation (May 14, 2015, Orlando, FL)


If you would like Mr. McGuffey to speak for your professional or community group, you may contact Melinda Byers ( to discuss Mr. McGuffey’s availability, the topic to be discussed, the format (e.g., presentation, panel, or question and answer session), and program length. Mr. McGuffey is available to speak on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Estate planning (general overview)
  • Estate planning for aging parents
  • Estate planning for parents of special needs children
  • Legal considerations for caregivers
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Administering Trusts
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Probate in Georgia or Tennessee
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Advance Directives
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Elder abuse
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Administration of Special Needs Trusts
  • Medicaid eligibility and paying for long-term care
  • Medicaid application process
  • Medicare
  • ABLE Act
  • VA Aid and Attendance


Many of the papers Mr. McGuffey has prepared for professional groups are available on our Articles page.

How Can We Help?

If you would like to know more about how our firm can serve you, we invite you to call us at 800-241-8755 or fill out the “How Can We Help” form on any page on this website. If you hire us, our goals are to solve the problems  you entrust to us and to provide peace of mind.


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