Twin Cities Legal Service, PLLC -Family, Estate Planning & Collaborative Law

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Gay B. Clapp

  • Associate


Edina, MN





Having practiced as an attorney for many years, in multiple jurisdictions, Gay is excited to be a part of the dedicated team at Twin Cities Legal Service PLLC, in Edina. She shares with her colleagues at Twin Cities Legal Service a respect for, and appreciation of, each individual client; and a commitment to provide quality, caring representation.

Gay focuses her practice in the area of wills, estates and trusts. Her desire is to help her clients navigate the sometimes challenging waters of estate planning, and to negotiate the delicate balance that is required in today’s world of changing relationships and blended families. She works to help her clients make decisions and put in place proper documents that allow them and their loved ones to feel secure and avoid conflict. 

Gay has a wealth of personal and professional experience that she brings to her practice. She practiced in the jurisdictions of Tennessee, Colorado and Wyoming prior to moving with her family to Minnesota. She has a history as a banking and healthcare attorney, and as a family mediator, creating the mediation program for the District Court in Casper, Wyoming; and working with the court to introduce the concept of mediation to the community. She brings the same level of enthusiasm to her estate practice, and looks forward to helping her clients achieve their personal and financial goals, with the proper planning tools.

Areas Of Practice

  • Wills
  • Estates
  • Trusts

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2014


  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1977
    • Honors: Moot Court Board, Order of the Barristers
  • Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Estate Community, Probate and Trust Law Section, Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Subpoena Unit - US Bank, 2012 to 2015
  • Inside Account Manager and Strategic Law Firm Consultant - Thomson Reuters, 2005 to 2012
  • Real Estate Sales- Edina Realty, 2001 to 2006
  • Family Mediator- Casper, WY, 1992 to 1994
  • Associate Attorney- Larry Clapp, Attorney, 1992
  • Hughes and Dorsey- Denver, CO, 1982 to 1985
  • Memphis Mental Health Institute, Hospital Staff Attorney, 1978 to 1982
  • Legal Department- Union Planters Bank- Memphis, TN, 1977 to 1978

Pro Bono Activities

  • Wills for Heroes, through Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017 to Present
  • Cancer Legal Care- preparation of estate documents, 2016 to Present
  • Judge, Minnesota State High School Mock Trial program, 2021

Community Activities

  • League of Women Voters, Minnesota State Board
  • League of Women Voters, Minneapolis Chapter- Voter Services Committee
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral- Spirit Life Committee; Pastoral Care Committee
  • Rotary Club of Edina