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In addition to being one of approximately 500 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the Country, Evan is also a Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and one of approximately 100 members of the NAELA Council of Advanced Practitioners, selected for this honor by his fellow practitioners who are members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

A four-time Best-Selling author in the field of Elder Law and the Estate Planning and Elder Law monthly columnist for The Practical Lawyer, Evan received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 and his law degree from the College of William & Mary in 1987. Evan founded the Farr Law Firm in 1991 after working for four years for a small general practice firm in Fairfax.

Evan is widely recognized as one of the leading Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Specials Needs attorneys in Virginia, DC, and Maryland, and one of the foremost experts in the country in the field of Medicaid Asset Protection and Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts. In addition to being a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA certification is through the National Elder Law Foundation and approved by the American Bar Association; CELA certification being the legal industry’s “gold standard” for elder law and special needs practitioners), Evan has been selected by his peers as a CAP, which is a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Evan has written articles for, been quoted by, or cited as an expert by numerous sources, including: the Estate Planning Journal; Estate, Tax and Personal Financial Planning; Trusts & Estates Magazine; The Washington Post; Newsweek magazine; Northern Virginia Magazine; The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association, and has been featured as a guest speaker on television and numerous radio shows, including Fairfax County TV Channel 16, WTOP Radio, the TV Show Probate Nation, and Washington Post Radio.


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Evan Farr (Attorney)

June 18, 2022


Maryland, Virginia