Tim Nay

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Portland, OR

Law Offices of Nay & Friedenberg LLC
 | 6500 SW Macadam Ave #300, Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-245-0894
Fax: 503-245-1562
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Tim Nay is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Nay & Friedenberg LLC in Portland, Oregon. A highly-rated lawyer with decades of clinical social work and legal experience, Mr. Nay represents the rights and interests of clients throughout the greater Portland metro region and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Estate planning and administration
    • Elder law
    • Medicaid planning
    • Special needs planning
    • Conservatorships
    • Wrongful death probate
    • Settlement services
    • Estate and inheritance tax planning

    Mr. Nay worked as a licensed clinical social worker in Texas, Idaho and Oregon before deciding to enter the legal profession. Through this experience, he gained a deep understanding of the issues that affect families, and he has earned a reputation for his insight and compassion as well as his ability to suggest innovative, customized strategies to help his clients meet their needs and achieve their goals.

    Since becoming an attorney in 1984, Mr. Nay has become a leader in his field. He helped to establish and served as founding president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and he was the former chair of the organization's Amicus Brief Committee as well as an active member of its Medicaid Task Force. He is also a co-founder of the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals as well as the founding president of Guardian Partners.

    Moreover, Mr. Nay is a founding member and past chair of the Oregon State Bar's Elder Law Section. He has also served as president for both the Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon and the Oregon Gerontological Association, and he serves on the advisory board of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, among his other professional affiliations.

    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and contributions to his field, Mr. Nay received the President’s Award from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys in 2007, and he won the Theresa Award in 2019. He has also earned high praise from his peers as well as many positive review and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1968 graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Mr. Nay obtained his Juris Doctor from Willamette University in 1984. He also holds his Master of Arts in counseling psychology from Chapman University in Orange, California, as well as his Master of Social Work in clinical social work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. He is licensed to practice in both Oregon and Washington.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Elder Law
    • 60%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020

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    About Tim Nay

    Admitted: 1984, Oregon

    Professional Webpage: https://www.naylaw.com/our-attorneys/tim-nay/


    • The Theresa Foundation has a vision of the world where art and artistic expression are as important to adults as they are to children. We believe in a world where every child, regardless of ability or challenging conditions, is free to communicate through any art form available., Theresa Award, www.theresafoundation.org, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease Oregon Task Force, Legal Work Group Chair
    • Advisory Board member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP)
    • Washington State Bar, Member
    • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon, Past President
    • Oregon Gerontological Association, Past President
    • Elder Law Section of the Oregon State Bar, Founding Member and Past Chair 
    • NAELA Medicaid Task Force, Member
    • NAELA Amicus Brief Committee, Past Chair
    • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Fellow
    • Washington State Bar Association
    • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Founding President
    • Oregon State Bar, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Guardian Partners, Founding President
    • National Alliance of Medicare Set Aside Professionals (NAMSAP), Founding Member & Past Secretary


    • Tim Nay v. DHS 276 Or App 240 (2014) Tim Nay v. DHS 360 Or 668 (2016), 2014

    Educational Background:

    • MSW Clinical Social Work, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas, 1977
    • MA Counseling Psychology, Chapman University, Orange California, 1973
    • BA Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles, 1968

    Industry Groups

    • Injury Case Settlement Services
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    Website - www.naylaw.com
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    Office Location for Tim Nay

    6500 SW Macadam Ave #300
    Portland, OR 97239

    Phone: 503-245-0894

    Fax: 503-245-1562

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    Last Updated: 4/14/2020

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