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Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Evan H. Farr
The Law Firm of Evan H. Farr, P.C.
10640 Main St, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone Work 703-691-1888
Fax Fax 703-691-3061
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1987
Education: William & Mary Law School
Practice Areas: Elder Law (50%), Estate Planning & Probate (50%)


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2015

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Evan Farr is the creator of the Living Trust Plus™ Asset Protection System used by dozens of Estate Planing and Elder Law Attorneys around the country, and is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts in the Country in the field of Medicaid Asset Protection and related Trusts.  Evan has been quoted or cited as an expert by numerous sources, including the Washington Post, Newsweek Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Trusts & Estates Magazine, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Bar Association, and has been featured as a guest speaker on numerous radio shows, including WTOP and Washington Post Radio.

Evan has been named by as one of the top 5% of Elder Law and Estate Planning attorneys in Virginia every year since 2007, and in the Washington, DC Metro Area every year since 2008. In 2011, Evan was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the DC Metropolitan area, by Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the Northern Virginia area, and by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the country.

AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Evan is a nationally renowned Best-Selling author and frequent educator of attorneys across the U.S. As an expert to the experts, Evan has educated tens of thousands of attorneys across the country through speaking and writing for organizations such as his own Elder Law Institute for Training and Education, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Law Institute and American Bar Association, the National Constitution Center, the National Business Institute, myLaw CLE, the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Continuing Legal Education, and the District of Columbia Bar Association.  His publications include 3 Best-Selling books in the field of Elder Law: the Nursing Home Survival Guide, which provides valuable information and guidance to families dealing with the possibility of nursing home care and struggling to make the best decisions for themselves or their loves ones; Protect & Defend, which Evan authored along with a host of other top attorneys across the country; and How to Protect Your Assets From Probate PLUS Lawsuits PLUS Nursing Home Expenses with the Living Trust Plus™.  In addition, Evan has authored scores of articles that have appeared in the popular press, and dozens of scholarly publications for the legal profession, including two legal treatises published by and available through the American Law Institute:  Planning and Defending Asset Protection Trusts and Trusts for Senior Citizens.

Evan has served in numerous leadership positions for local and Statewide Bar Associations and Sections, including: President of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys;  Chair of the Virginia Bar Association Elder Law Section; Chair of the Fairfax Bar Association Elder Law Section; and Co-Chair of the Fairfax Bar Association Wills, Trusts & Estates Section.

Using a holistic and proprietary approach, Evan and the Farr Law Firm use a vast knowledge, understanding, and deep respect of the elderly to help their elderly clients and their families preserve dignity, quality of life, and financial security, often by protecting assets in order to become eligible for Medicaid and Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits.

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About Evan Farr

Law School: William & Mary Law School

Admitted: 1987, Virginia

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Past-President, Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
  • Past Chair, Fairfax Bar Association Wills Trusts & Estates Section
  • Member, National Care Planning Council.
  • Charter Member, Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Certified Estate Advisor, National Association of Financial and Estate Planning (Virginia has no procedure for approving certifying organizations)
  • Past Co-chair, Fairfax Bar Association Elder Law Section
  • Past Chair, Virginia Bar Association Elder Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Founder of ROSE (Reiki Outreach Services for Elders), a Virginia not-for-profit corporation dedicated to bringing the healing powers of Reiki to elders living at home, in assisted living facilities, and in nursing homes. 

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Published book in the field of Elder Law:  "The Virginia Nursing Home Survival Guide" (available at Popular Articles Have Appeared In:  Guide to Retirement Living, Golden Gazette (published by the Fairfax County Area Agency on Aging), and the Loudoun Independent newspaper. Professional Publications: Fundamentals of Elder Law (NBI, 2007) Paying for Long-Term Care (NBI, 2007) Medicaid Practice and Appeals (NBI, 2007) Virginia Medicaid Waiver (NBI, 2007) Asset Protection Using Trusts (NBI, 2007) Trigger Provisions Creating Special Needs Trusts (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2007) Long-Term Care Insurance:  What Is It and Who Needs It? (Virginia CLE, 2008) Funding a Special Needs Trust: How Much is Enough? (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2008), Author


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