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 SuperLawyers.com 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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