Evan H. Farr
Evan H. Farr, Certified Elder Law Attorney (Licensed in VA, DC, and MD)
In practice since 1987, Attorney Evan Farr is widely recognized as one of the leading Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Specials Needs attorneys in Virginia, DC, and Maryland, and one of foremost experts in the Country in the field of Medicaid Asset Protection and related Trusts. Evan Farr has been quoted or cited as an expert by numerous sources, including the Washington Post, Newsweek Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Trusts & Estates Magazine, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Bar Association, and has been featured as a guest speaker on numerous radio shows, including WTOP and Washington Post Radio. [Read more]
Justin Cohee, Attorney (Licensed in VA)
Justin was born and raised in Sussex County Delaware. Justin attended Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2007. After graduation Justin then attended the Elon University School of Law and received his law degree in the summer of 2010, and has been working for the Farr Law Firm since December 2010. Justin lives in Gaithersburg, MD with his wife, Ashley, and their dog Baxter (who occasionally comes to the office to play with our resident cat and bunny). He and Ashley are avid runners, and enjoy participating in races and marathons in their spare time.
Sara Entis, Attorney (Licensed in VA, DC and MD)
Like Evan, Sara attended the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1992 (8 years after Evan received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Penn). Sara then received her law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law in 1997. Sara runs the Probate and Trust administration department of the Farr Law Firm, and is also part of the Estate Planning team. Sara lives in Great Falls with her two children, two dogs and three cats. She enjoys hiking, reading, travel, riding on rollercoasters with her son, and cooking with her daughter.
Jeannie Farr, Director of Client Services
Jeannie was born, raised and attended school in the D.C, Metropolitan area, and now resides in Fairfax. Jeannie has spent most of her career in the hospitality industry, including as the Director of Food and Beverage for several restaurants, hotels, and private clubs. She developed a passion for helping the elderly after taking care of her elderly mother for years and after successfully filing for Veterans Aid and Attendance for another family member, and joined the Farr Law Firm in 2009. In her personal life, Jeannie enjoys boating, water sports, and spending time with her husband, Evan, their children and grandson, and their menagerie of furry critters.
Connie Vint, Senior Asset Protection Paralegal
Connie received her paralegal certificate in 1991 and began working for a personal injury law firm in York, PA, then relocated to Virginia in 1995 where she first started working for the Farr Law Firm. In 2005, she moved back to York to assist her mother and went back to a position at the personal injury firm during the week and commuting to her home in Northern VA for the weekends. After 3 years of commuting, it was time to return to Northern VA to both work and live, and to return to the Farr Law Firm. Her years of living with her aging mother (now in her 90s) made Connie acutely aware of the challenges and adventures facing many with aging parents. Connie enjoys bluegrass music and riding motorcycles, as well as baking and cooking with her grandson.
Seresa El-Gafy, Asset Protection and Probate Paralegal
As part of an Air Force family, Seresa traveled extensively around the U.S. before settling in New Jersey, where she obtained a paralegal certificate in 1984. She worked primarily in estate planning and administration for several large firms in New Jersey and New York before relocating to Virginia in 2005. Enticed by the opportunity of working at the esteemed Farr Law Firm (especially with some of the famous authors of Critter Corner–Commander Bun Bun and Angel the cat), she joined the firm in 2013. Outside the office, Seresa manages her own menagerie of cats, rabbit, teenage daughter, husband, and mother-in-law. As a 4H parent, she spends most weekends wrangling sheep and chickens to support her daughter’s ambition to be a mixed-species veterinarian. In the five minutes of free time she has every day before retiring, she prefers to read, particularly historical and classical fiction, biographies, military history, and P.G. Wodehouse.
Natasha Cranford, Asset Protection Paralegal
Natasha was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Hawaii and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She has worked in the customer service industry, in the community health non-profit sector, as an English instructor in the U.S. and abroad, and as a paralegal. Natasha helped care for her ailing grandfather and her mother, who had suffered several strokes, so she is intimately familiar with the challenges facing the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and their families. In her free time, Natasha enjoys spending time with her human, canine, and avian family.
Arlene Figueroa, Asset Protection Paralegal
Arlene earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her family includes two sisters, one of whom struggles with mental illness. She has been helping her parents care for her sister for years and therefore understands the challenges and hardship that can be put on a family due a family member with disabilities. Arlene realized that her passion was to help families, such as hers, overcome these challenges for the well-being of their loved ones and for that reason joined the Farr Law Firm team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and swimming.
Eve was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Indiana University-Bloomington in 1994. For many years, Eve was a professional harpist, playing the harp for weddings, special events, and at nursing homes. In 2015, Eve became interested in the legal field and decided to pursue a second career, obtaining an Associate’s degree in Paralegal studies at Northern Virginia Community College. Having spent so much time playing the harp in nursing homes and helping enrich the lives of the residents, a career in Elder Law with the Farr Law Firm, whose mission is to help preserve dignity and quality of life for elders, especially those in nursing homes, was the perfect fit! In her free time, Eve enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and one cat.
Renee Eder, Director of Public Relations
Renee was born and raised in Rockland County, New York. She attended Binghamton University , and received a bachelor’s degree in Applied Social Sciences in 1997. Upon graduation, she attended Syracuse University and received her Master’s Degree in 1998 in Consumer Studies, with a focus in marketing and seniors. Renee has done consulting work in marketing, public relations, and branding, and website redesign at George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, and at various associations and charities in the D.C. area. Renee enjoys spending time with her two children, being a devoted Washington sports fan, being a Scout mom, volunteering at Kings Park and Kings Glen Elementary Schools, writing, and spending time with her two miniature poodles, Penny and Moose. Renee’s poodle, Penny, is an official comfort dog who she and her children bring to visit with seniors who are in the early stages of dementia at a local senior home once a month.
Matthew Scarlett, Office Assistant
Matthew was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and raised in York, PA, where he spent much of his time with his grandparents while growing up. With both of his grandmothers, who are in their 90s, still living independently at home, Matthew often assists with the care of his Grandmother Scarlett, and visits both as frequently as possible. He moved to Northern Virginia to afford himself a new career opportunity with the Farr Law Firm after hearing from his mother (Connie Vint, a Medicaid Paralegal at the Farr Law Firm), about the great satisfaction of helping the firm’s clients navigate the waters of Medicaid law. Matthew also has a teenager and is considering some creative ideas to keep his son from driving, ever.