"Evan has been a leader in the Northern Virginia elder law and estate planning bar throughout his career."
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Below is a sampling of the hundreds of testimonials that we have received from clients over the years. Full names appear where the client has given us permission to post their full name, and several of these clients have given us permission to release their phone numbers upon request:
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Dear Mr. Farr, Thank you very much for recommending Justin Cohee to me. From the first time we came to your office back in July when he gave us an umbrella to get to our car to today's "signing ceremony," he has been great. He answered all of our emails promptly, thoroughly, and cheerfully. This goes very far with an old lady like me.
-- Eleni Karazikas (Washington, DC)
To Justin Cohee- “Thank you SO MUCH for all of the work you put into reshaping and explaining the trusts that we signed today. I feel now that I can "die happy!"
I think you realize what a relief it is for me to have the trust set up in the way it is now. But, I wanted to make sure you knew how much I appreciate your work. As I told you right from our first meeting, I have complete faith and confidence in your knowledge and work. You really "wowed" me with the amount of homework you had done prior to our first meeting and with every explanation and thorough and gentle guidance that you made during the entire process. I am eternally grateful. Thank you for all of your hard and detailed work."
-- Debbie Jones (Fairfax, VA)
"In October 2012 my wife became ill and was admitted to the hospital. She was bedridden and couldn't care for herself. She was moved to a nursing/rehab center on Nov 1, 2012. I was looking at a magazine in December and noticed an advertisement for the Farr Law firm that discussed elder care and the cost of full time care. At that time it looked like my wife would have to stay at the center for an extended period of time. I discussed the article with my children and we made an appointment with your firm. You spent over an hour with us and indicated actions that could be taken to protect the limited assets we had while getting my wife qualified for medicaid.
“From the initial meetings with Mr. Evan Farr and Mrs. Jeannie Farr to the subsequent discussions and meetings with Ms. Grace Everitt, the Farr Law Firm lived up to its first class reputation and very high expectations of providing timely and quality services to its customers. Our mother is now in a safe, positive and secure environment. Her situation was unique and required a bit more effort and attention to detail but the Farr Law Firm stepped up to the plate. Our mother lived her entire life in Germany and only recently came to live her final years in this country to be near her sons; however, her pension was from multiple sources in Germany. This complicated matters, especially for the Medicaid application, but the Farr Law Firm stepped up to the plate and successfully communicated with the German sources despite the language barrier and hit a home run. Our mother’s Medicaid application was submitted and approved in circa 90 days. A big Thank You to Evan and Jeannie and a special Thank You to Ms. Grace Everitt. She met the challenge with a huge smile from the get-go and we always knew we were in good hands. Danke schon Grace!”
-- The Grabulis Brothers (Alexandria, VA)
"The Health Care system for the aged in the United States is a maze of details, legalisms, and contradictions put together by the congress as result of compromises with special interest groups in Washington.
For individuals who are not trained in these complexities, it can be harrowing and even dangerous to their financial security. When I brought my parents out here ten years ago, we hired the Farr Law Firm on a life time retainer to take care of us.
Over the ensuing years, Evan Farr issued precise directions on keeping records, transfers, what to do and not to do within the system, and gave careful advice that provided peace of mind and saved us thousands of dollars in the end.
My parents were proud and independent people that were pillars in their community. But like so many others, they had outlived their money when they reached their nineties. Thanks to the preparation beforehand, however, they were able to survive with excellent care and dignity until the end of their lives. This was in great part because of the prudent advice of the Farr Law Firm.
At the end of my mother's life, Karen Simpson, the paralegal was particularly great, even coming to my mother's wake, which I greatly appreciated. The Farr Law Firm really stuck with me and my family throughout and after."
-- John Robilette (Fairfax, VA)
"You made it very easy to work with you! Your genuine effort to help [us] in our particular situation . . . we simply could not have done it without you! As a civil engineer, George was impressed with your incredible attention to detail and procedure. Thank you for a great job and I am encouraging others to come your way."
-- Connie & George Dunyan (Fairfax, VA)
"Engaging the Evan Farr Law Firm to secure our family's financial future and estate planning needs has proven to be one of the most professionally productive and important business decisions of our lives. Gifted, knowledgeable, cutting-edge, Mr. Farr and his team of talented professionals led us to a place where we can rest assured that the work of a lifetime is protected in every way it can be. We highly recommend this team of professionals in making your choice for one of the most important decisions you absolutely must take."
-- Roland & Lillie Richardella (Washington, DC, Virginia & Delaware)
"I must say that I am very satisfied with the work done for me by the Farr firm. They were very responsive to my questions and instructions."
-- Gerald Mann (Alexandria, VA)
"Very professional. Very thorough in discussion and presentation of the information."
-- G.A. (Centreville, VA)
"After speaking with several attorneys in the Lynchburg / Roanoke Virginia area who advertised themselves as Elder law planning 'specialists' I was advised there was no way to recover approximately $120,000 advanced via loans over several years for the care of my Grandmother. I was advised the local Social Services Department was extremely difficult to work with and did not always follow guidelines. I was advised recovery of funds via sale of my Grandmother’s home was unlikely if not impossible.
-- Kirk Ramey (Bedford, VA)
"April Blum made the signing service as pleasant an experience as possible given the nature of the documents and explained everything thoroughly and patiently to our elderly parents. She obviously is very experienced, knowledgeable, and possesses the ideal temperament for her position."
-- K.S. (Fairfax, VA)
"I wanted you to know that my mother died April 12. She was 97 and we buried her in her home town in a family site within the cemetary. Her body now lies next to my father and with her three brothers, a sister, and both of her parents. Her soul is with them in a beautiful place. Her journey was long and she was loved all the way. I will miss her.
I want to thank the Farr Law firm for all the assistance you have provided to me and my mother. I especially want to thank Karen Simpson for her professionalism and knowledgeable dealings with this matter, and also for her caring and compassion. I do not know how some people can go through the Medicaid process on their own."
-- Dave Dorward (Sterling, VA)
"We came to the Farr Law Firm fearful that our parents' lack of financial planning was going to hurt them now that they were so vulnerable. With calm reassurance, Mr. Farr and company provided the guidance that allowed us to navigate the medical, legal and financial shoals that had imperiled our parents' sunset years. The future they had feared has now turned into a joyous time that they share with their new grand-daughter. For that, we are grateful to the Farr Law Firm. Thank you."
-- Lawrence Rocke (Chicago, IL)
-- M.R. (Fairfax, VA)
On his overall experience with the Farr Firm: "[Dealing with the Farr Firm] was a great experience!"
On the way he was treated by Farr Law Firm staff: "Mr. Farr and his colleagues were courteous and cooperative . . . they were all excellent. They went out of their way to find me the resources I was looking for."
On what it meant for him to have a protection plan in place: "My pension was not enough to cover my wife's nursing home expenses. If it weren't for the Medicaid [that the Farr Firm helped me qualify for] I don't know what would have happened."
On his wife's stroke and the ensuing stress: "It was a nightmare scenario . . . Evan's staff helped to make my life livable."
-- W.T. (Springfield, VA)