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Gay B. Clapp

  • Associate


Edina, MN






Gay joined the firm in September of 2015. She is pleased to be a part of the dedicated team at Twin Cities Legal Service PLLC. She shares with her colleagues a respect for, and appreciation of, each individual client; and a commitment to providing 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 enthusiasm to her current practice, and looks forward to helping her clients achieve their personal and financial goals, with proper estate 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

  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2015 to Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota, 2015 to Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2015 to Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Estate, Probate and Elder Law Sections
  • Ramsey County Bar Association

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

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network and Tubman Legal Clinics, 2014 to 2015
  • Judge, Minnesota High School Mock Trial Program, 2015 to Present
  • Ramsey County Volunteer Mediation project, 2016
  • Cancer Legal Line, preparation of estate documents, 2016 to Present