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Evan H Farr

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Evan Farr is widely recognized as one of the leading Elder Law and Estate Planning attorneys in Virginia and one of the foremost experts in the Country in the field of Medicaid Asset Protection and related Trusts.  Evan is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (through the National Elder Law Foundatio) and a Member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners through the the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Evan's firm is dedicated to helping protect seniors and their families by preserving dignity, quality of life, and financial security. Evan is also a 3-time National Best Selling Author. Evan is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, has been named one of America's Premiere Experts, and 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.

Evan is a nationally renowned 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 the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), the National Business Institute (NBI), the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA), the Virginia Bar Association (VBA), Virginia Continuing Legal Education (Virginia CLE) , and the District of Columbia Bar Association. In addition to his Best-Selling books: Protect and Defend, The Nursing Home Survival Guide, How to Protect Your Assets from Probate and Long-Term Care, Evan has published dozens of articles that have appeared in the popular press, and numerous scholarly publications for the legal profession, including two legal treatises published by and available through ALI-ABA: Planning and Defending Asset Protection Trusts and Trusts for Senior Citizens.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
    29 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 20%
    29 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    29 years, 3 thousand cases
  4. Probate: 10%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

23 total 

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  • Rebecca Lynne Evans

    I endorse Mr. Farr. He is well respected in northern Virginia (as well as across the country) for being a leader in the elder law community. He cares for his clients and provides them the knowledge and support they need.


    Rebecca Evans Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew Kreitzer

    Attorney Farr has a demonstrated commitment to excellence in the field of Elder Law.


    Matthew Kreitzer Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Farr Law Firm (Fairfax and Fredericksburg, VA)

511 Westwood Office Park Fredericksburg, VA 22401
10640 Main Street, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA, 22030-3903


DCActive 198807/05/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law198703/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best Lawyers in VirginiaBest Lawyers in America2015
Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
DC Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in VirginiaBest Lawyers in America2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Lawyers in VirginiaBest Lawyers in America2013
DC Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Virginia Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
DC Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Virginia Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top LawyerNorthern Virginia Magazine2011
Top LawyerNewsweek2011
Virginia Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
DC Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2011
DC Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Virginia Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
DC Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Virginia Super LawyerSuperLawyers2009
DC Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Virginia Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Virginia Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyThe Law Firm of Evan H. Farr, P.C.1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysCouncil of Advanced Practitioners2014 - Present
National Elder Law FoundationCertified Elder Law Attorney2006 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersCharter Member2006 - Present
National Care Planning CouncilMember2006 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2002 - Present
Virginia Academy of Elder Law AttorneysPresident2012 - 2013
Virginia Bar Association, Elder Law SectionChair2009 - 2011
Fairfax Bar Association, Elder Law SectionCo-chair2008 - 2011
Fairfax Bar Association, Wills Trusts & Estates SectionCo-Chair2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
We've Protected Hundreds of Millions of DollarsAssets Protected and Clients on Needed Benefits
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Publication nameTitleDate
Protect and DefendAsset Protection for the Middle Class2012
Planning and Defending Asset-Protection TrustsAsset Protection for the Middle Class: Using Income Only Trusts for True Asset Protection2009
Trusts for Senior CitizensTrusts for Senior Citizens2009
The Virginia Nursing Home Survival GuideBook2005
See for additional publicationsNumerous ArticlesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William & Mary Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of PennsylvaniaPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Frequent Speaker for Numerous Continuing Legal Education SeminarsElder Law, Asset Protection, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Drafting2006

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