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. In 2012, he co-authored a book, “Protect Your Family – Don’t Write A Blank Check to the Nursing Home!”, available on Amazon. 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 shift in his practice resulted from his experiences in caring for his grandmother, Thelma Wafer. The practice includes Veterans Pension Benefits. Randy is an accredited V.A. attorney. He authors a column for the Kansas Senior Times with a circulation of 12,000, where he writes about legal issues and benefits facing older adults. He previously edited 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.