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Russell E Farbiarz

Estate planning Attorney at Hamburg, PA

4.2   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 15 years
    New York - NY 15 years
    New Jersey - NJ 16 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Russell

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Russell E. Farbiarz, Esq. provides advice and counsel to families and individuals looking for creative and effective solutions to their legal problems. Mr. Farbiarz considers it a privilege to assist his clients with what is often the largest problem or, in many cases, opportunity they have faced – whether it be the death of a loved one, the purchase of a residential or commercial property, purchase of a business, or a divorce, custody or support matter – and is committed to helping his client achieve their objectives. Indeed, as one recent client wrote in a testimonial: “If you are looking for an attorney that actually cares about his clients then you need to go and see Russell.”

Mr. Farbiarz focuses his practice on estate planning, estate administration, elder law, and real estate matters, while additionally practicing in the areas of corporate formation, bankruptcy and family law. Recognizing that each client’s needs are unique, Mr. Farbiarz works provides advice and solutions custom-tailored to each client’s circumstances.

As a Pennsylvania licensed Title Agent, Mr. Farbiarz is in a unique position to assist his client’s in structuring their real estate transactions in a tax-efficient manner, while avoiding and, in some cases, resolving underlying title issues.

In his free time, Mr. Farbiarz enjoys travelling, watching baseball games and spending time with his wife, children and dog.

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Russell E Farbiarz
64 North 4th St
Hamburg, PA, 19526
Antanavage Farbiarz
928 Penn Ave
Wyomissing, PA, 19610
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Posted by Steve | January 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+++++ attorney and caring person
Russell has been the best attorney I've ever had. He helped me in a few different cases for my divorce. He helped me get primary custody of my son which I am grateful for. If you are looking for an attorney that actually cares about his clients then you need to go and see Russell. He has been a godsend to me and my son. Steve Wilson
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Protecting your loved ones
I met russell at a very difficult time, my mom was very weak and in fact near death. I had to deal with her estate. I had to understand what was going on as I was the POA and a trustee for some of the estate documents. I started to look through a lot of the papers and found some very disturbing things. I discovered her “trusted attorney friend” had created a complex web of estate planning that did not help the family and in fact it seemed a bit sketchy and not very ethical. The entire thing made me feel sick not only is my mom in such a bad way but having this other stuff to deal with was overwhelming. I can't go into all of the details but that's the big picture. The key is Russell helped our family at a very difficult time for everyone. He got us out of a dark place. It's hard to find someone you can trust I do trust Russell. I waited to write the review until I was sure, I met Russell in 2010 today is July 2016 and all legal matters are finally done. Thank you Russell for your help
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Posted by Freddy | September 10, 2014
Russell's Knowledge Helped Me Gain Primary Custody Of My Daughter
I was referred to Russell by my wife while looking for a family court lawyer. I explained my situation to Russell and we had a few meetings and calls to discuss my case. After everything was reviewed, Russell gave me his best advice on how to handle the case and I agreed. I gained primary custody of my daughter with the help of Russell because he not only knew the law, but he saw the importance of my daughter and I being reunited and fought for that result. I will always be grateful for his patience, strength, and perseverance. I will only work with Russell from this point forward - once you find the best you continue to work with best.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2014
An honest attorney
Attorney Russell Farbiarz is extremely knowledgeable in estate matters and the laws in Pennsylvania. He and his team have advised me during the execution of my mother's estate and her Last Will and Testament. Everything has been handled professionally and he has kept me informed along the way.
Posted by Bruce | January 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks for sending me the "Hey Russ" email.
I kept telling Russell no to paying an actuary to put a valuation on my pension which wasn't necessary to do. I kept telling Russell no to offering me to keep my entire pension in a divorce settlement. My company keeps the pension if I die before I retire. It all made sense when Russell sent me an email from my ex wife's lawyer addressed to him as "Hey Russ". That is when I knew I needed to finally fire him. So glad I did. I do not recommend Russel to anyone. Run. I have all the emails at a safe place that prove what I said is true. Long divorce & Covid is the reason I delayed my review by a number of years. I wanted all issues of the divorce over before I wrote this. Bruce
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Managing Partner
  • Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Berks County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Clerk
  • Vermont Trial Court
  • 2007 - 2008


  • Roger Williams University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Brandeis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Past Club President
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Michigan State Journal of Medicine and Law
  • Victim-Offender Mediation: A New Way of Disciplining America’s Doctors
  • 2008
  • Roger Williams University Law Review
  • Case Note: Glittone v. Ethier, 870 A.2d 1022 (R.I. 2005),
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning 101
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Russell
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russ is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of Estate Planning and Estate Administration, and is highly respected by the Judges in Berks County."
Probate Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Russell is an outstanding general practitioner and a true expert in Estate Administration. In an age of constantly changing laws, he diligently invests the time to keep abreast of the changes in his practice areas. His clients are well served by his all-too-rare practice of referring clients to other experts for matters in which he does not specialize. Having worked with him as opposing counsel, co-counsel, and as a referring attorney, he has earned my highest recommendation."
Business Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Russell is a hardworking and excellent attorney. He knows the law, he is no-nonsense, and does good work for his clients. He is also a gentlemen, and unfailingly considerate and polite. Russell's practice is broad, and I endorse him for all areas of his practice."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would certainly recommend Russell Farbiarz for handling estates, probate and other related matters."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Hamburg Estate planning Lawyer Russell E Farbiarz
Russell E Farbiarz
Estate planning Attorney
Hamburg, PA
Licensed for 16 years