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Client Testimonials

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:

I am in my late 30’s and my husband just turned 40. He didn’t think we needed estate planning at our age. After learning about what would happen if we didn’t plan (i.e. probate, our children going to a foster home, etc.), we knew the time was right. Evan and Jeannie are so lovely and welcoming. We loved the pets in the office too. The cats and bunny are cuddly and adorable, and petting them put my husband at ease. You just get a warm feeling when you go to the office. Evan is really knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We felt at ease the moment we entered his office and peace of mind as soon as we left. We cannot recommend the Farr Law Firm enough, and I hope others do their estate planning early, like we did. It is an incredible weight lifted that our children will be provided for and cared for by the loved one of our choice. Also, should something happen to us (such as if one of us became incapacitated) our family will be completely aware of our desires. Thank you Evan and Jeannie.
–R and M, (Springfield, VA)

We cannot thank you and your staff enough for everything you’ve done for our family! When all the major medical stuff started for my parents 3 years ago I didn’t even KNOW about elder care attorneys! Now I talk about you to anyone I know in any situation where they could use your expertise! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your hard work and faithfulness! But most of all thank you for DEFENDING the elderly patients who can’t speak for themselves!

–Ginni Wooster Rowland Gass, Tony Wooster, Michelle Rowland Dench, and William Wooster (Fairfax, VA)

Hey Justin, We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful service in preparing our Trust Agreement.  I am sure we will need additional assistance with the funding.  We will keep in touch. Thank you!

–Zenobia and Huey Evans (Lorton, VA)

Thank you Justin.  We are so happy with all of the documents you prepared.

We are very grateful to you for your help getting our affairs in order.  I reviewed them carefully and they were excellent.

Please use us as a reference to anyone who might want to check your service.  I will tell them how warm and efficient you and your associates were.  I am sleeping so much better now and have referred you to a friend.  I hope he & his wife will contact you soon.

Your grateful clients,

–Sue & Stephen Turchan (Burke, VA)

Evan Farr and his firm have been a godsend to my family.  He was so easy to speak with about hard family topics and helped up develop a plan.

We’ve been working with Grace Everitt for over a year and she has been a delight.  She helped us in getting my mother into a nursing home and in getting mother enrolled in Medicaid.

We’ve had a multitude of difficult issues arise and, each time, Grace has been prompt in responding and smart in finding a solution to each issue.  She has held our hands while we navigated this unknown terrain.

Her emails have been informative, yet friendly and comforting.  You know she truly cares about the clients she is assisting and it comes through loud and clear.  Anyone would be blessed to have her acting on their behalf – she’s very, very good!

–Mary Keelin, (Burke, VA)

To Everyone at The Farr Law Firm- Words can never truly express our gratitude for everything you have done for us! Your hard work and dedication on mom’s behalf means more to us than you’ll ever know. May God richly bless all of you!

–The Wooster Family (Fairfax, VA)

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.

I really didn’t see how that could be accomplished but the kids thought we should take the step and retain your firm to assist us.  During the next month we worked closely with Ms. Grace Everitt to document our family finances.  She suggested several actions we should take to separate our assets.  Ms. Everitt made contact with the medicaid office and completed the very extensive medicaid application.  Just before my wife’s medicare coverage expired she was able to return home but still required a lot of care.  Ms. Everitt updated the medicaid application and my wife qualified for in-home medicaid coverage in April. She now has help coming to our home 6 days a week all covered by medicaid, with no loss of our family assets.

Without the help of you and Ms. Everitt , we would have exhausted our family assets before getting the aid my wife needed.  As I told Ms. Everitt, I didn’t think it could be accomplished but you did it.  It was one of the best decisions we ever made and money well spent.  Thanks to Ms. Everitt and your firm, we still have our home, a few dollars still in the bank, and most importantly, my wife is able to be in our home with the help that she needs.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart,”

— Gary Rogers (Herndon, VA) 

“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.

After doing research via Internet I learned any attorney could claim expertise in Elder Law, however a Certified Elder Law Attorney was most qualified.  I came across Evan Farr’s website. I researched the Virginia Bar and other websites to determine if there were any complaints. I found none. My first call to Farr’s firm was handled professionally and an initial consultation via telephone was set up. I was certain my Grandmother would be denied benefits given the situation and appeal would be required. Mr. Farr’s staff was meticulous in requiring documentation to support my Grandmothers eligibility. My Grandparents were blue collar factory workers who spent their lives in a small town in central / southwest Virginia . . . Hoping a law firm from Northern Virginia and expertise in Virginia Medicaid eligibility issues would balance the scales I decided to employ Mr. Farr on behalf of my Grandmother. At the end of the story my Grandmother’s application was approved without need for appeal process.”

     — 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)

“We hired Evan Farr to create our entire set of estate documents.  I would work with him again and can recommend him without reservation.”

     — M.R. (Fairfax, VA)

Meet one of our many satisfied clients: W.T. came to us at the Farr Law Firm as a concerned and loving husband.  His wife had recently suffered a stroke and was in a nursing home facility.  On top of that, W.T. had recently made the transition from his home to a retirement community.  In his words, “it was a nightmare scenario.” Faced with the sudden illness of his wife, W.T. wondered whether Medicaid was an option to protect his hard-earned nest-egg and assets; understandably, he did not want his lifetime earnings to be swallowed up in a short period of time by medical costs.  The Farr Firm helped W.T. plan his estate, and assisted him in qualifying his wife for Medicaid.

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)

I find Evan Farr’s monthly Elder Care newsletter extremely informative.  It addresses topics that will most likely impact all individuals and families. Proper planning is critical.

     –Karen Hwei, Ashburn, VA


Professional Testimonials

“Evan Farr, is, in my view, one of Virginia’s foremost authorities on the subject of “elder law.” Do things like “living trusts” and “Medicaid asset planning” frighten you? They should. Try to do this on your own and you and your family may pay the price for generations. Sure you can download a bunch of “free” forms off of the Internet but nothing is ever “free” and in the world of elder law financial planning it would be a little like taking out your own appendix…possible to do, but no sane person would try. Evan offers a number of “no obligation” resources at his site and you watch him on any number of videos before giving him a call. Use his website – get educated – then call him!”

– Ben Glass, Personal Injury Lawyer, Fairfax, VA

Evan is one of the go-to guys for lawyers in the Virginia Elder Law community. If we have a question, Evan will help with the answer.

-Ross Hart, Elder Law Attorney in Salem, VA

Evan Farr is one of the foremost authorities in elder law in the State of Virginia. He has a true passion for his clients and solid competence. He is a solid choice for any individual or family.

– Debbie Burak, Founder and CEO, VeteranAid.org

“Evan Farr has a passion for helping others, and I know this is why he has dedicated his practice and his life to elder law. He takes pride in himself and his firm; his top-notch elder law and estate planning services are why he is recognized as one of the leading elder law attorneys in the country. It is my pleasure to endorse him.”

– Brenton Vincenzes, Criminal Defense Attorney, Fairfax, VA

An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.

– Thomas Mallon, Divorce/Separation Lawyer in Towson, MD

“Mr. Farr gives very good advice here and shows his great breadth of experience.”

– Steven M Zelinger, Attorney Licensed in DC, NJ, and PA

“No one is going to come here with a better answer than that provided by Attorney Farr.” (on Avvo)

– Lee Alan Thompson, Divorce Attorney, Lancaster, OH

“Mr. Farr constantly provides excellent legal advice that not only benefit the asker of the question, but also fellow attorneys. Even though I have been an attorney for 23 years and even a judge and magistrate, I learn new aspects about the law from him every day.”

– Christopher Leroi, Wills and Living Wills Lawyer, Greenwood Village, CO

“Evan has been a leader in the Northern Virginia elder law and estate planning bar throughout his career.”

– C. Douglas Welty, Estate Planning Attorney, Arlington, VA

“Evan’s writing reveals his commitment to planning ahead – and he serves his clients with his considerable talents & skills. He is a credit to the legal profession & as a colleague in the field of Estate Planning, I’m proud to endorse him.”

-Michael Potter, Estate Planning Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

“Evan Farr is one of the foremost authorities in elder law in the State of Virginia. He has a true passion for his clients and solid competence. He is a solid choice for any individual or family seeking his services.”

Thomas Begley, Estate Planning Attorney in Mt. Laurel, NJ

“I endorse this lawyer. Evan is a knowledgeable attorney. You would do well if you hired him to help you with your legal matters”

– Timothy Crawford, Elder Law Attorney in Racine, WI

“I endorse this lawyer. I have had an opportunity to review numerous responses Mr. Farr has provided in the Avvo forum, and his detailed answers demonstrate his extensive knowledge and understanding of the law. I recommend him.”

-Jonathan Frank, Elder Law Attorney in Charlotte, NC

“I endorse this lawyer. Evan is well known through the Natonal Academy of Elder Law Attorneys as a leading elder law attorney in Virginia. When an individual has an elder law issue outside my geographic area, Evan is one of my “go to” lawyers.”

To a potential client in Alexandria: “Evan is a nationally recognized elder law attorney with offices not far from Alexandria. Seriously, consult Evan.”

“Evan has a national reputation as a knowledgeable elder law attorney.”

     – Lawrence Friedman, CELA, Elder Law Attorney, in Bridgewater, NJ

“Like Attorney Friedman, I would suggest that you contact Attorney Farr. He is THE authority, in your area.”

– James P. Frederick, Elder Law and Contracts Attorney in Livonia, MI

“Attorney Farr is giving you good advice. You should heed it.”

         – Kelly Scott Thomas, Elder Law Attorney in Cheyenne, WY

“I endorse this lawyer.”

        – Harry Margolis, Elder Law Attorney in Boston, MA

“I endorse this lawyer.”

– Margaret O’ Reilly, Estate Planning Attorney in Herndon, VA

“I shared office space with Evan and can highly recommend him. He is a true expert in Elder Law and Estate Planning.”

       – James Wilson, Divorce/Separation Lawyer in Glen Allen, VA

“I met Mr. Farr when he spoke at a DC  Nurses Assoc. meeting at St. Elizabeth’s.  I have told many about the firms’ services.  I wanted to say I delight in reading the newsletter.  There are some items one just doesn’t find elsewhere.  Love the pet advice piece this month.  Thanks!”

–  K. Richardson

“Evan has worked with our clients to provide clear and concise guidance in the areas of elder law, medicaid, wills, estate planning, trust administration and the Veteran’s Aid & Attendance program. We readily refer our clients to Evan’s firm because we trust his knowledge and expertise in elder law and we know our clients will be in very good hands. Evan also participates with us in retirement planning seminars and provides great information on estate planning issues that are very important to everyone.”

– Johnny Wilkinson, Owner, HomeWell Senior Care

“Evan is an extremely knowledgeable Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney. He is very approachable and down to earth. We have worked with a number of mutual clients who are trying to sort out Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection. I have found that many adult children and their parents do not fully understand the complexities of these issues and how meeting with an Elder Law Attorney can save you time, money, and help you to regain some peace of mind.”

Kate Caldwell, MAG, CMC, Founder, ElderTree, LLC

“Apart from knowing Evan for years as a fellow Certified Elder Law Attorney, I have benefitted from and enjoyed his lunch time seminars very much. I would recommend Evan to any of my colleagues or clients in the Metro DC area.”

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“I endorse this lawyer. Evan is a great attorney and a leader in our Elder Law Bar in Virginia!”

Robert Haley, Certified Elder Law Attorney

“Evan has been a colleague and friend of mine for many years. Over that time he has also worked for me as an attorney. I know his family and many of his friends so I feel like I have had a good opportunity to know Evan and his work. I would give him the best recommendation. His ethics and work product are exemplary and enviable. Personally, he is terrific, a real pleasure.”

– Brian Geno, Owner, Geno & Associates, P.C.

“First class counsel; very knowledgeable and knows his area. Likeable guy.”

– Robert S. Bullock, Esq., Owner, EDLC

“I have dealt with Evan several times on many issues from estate planning to child guardianship and elder care issues and have found his services to be of the highest quality.”

David Bates, CPA

“Evan is a leader in the Virginia Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is entrepreneurial and innovative. He is skilled in the marketing of legal services and systems. I enjoy working with and learning from him.”

Andrew Hook, Certified Elder Law Attorney and Certified Financial Planner, Oast & Hook

“I can recommend Evan with confidence to clients and prospective clients who need estate planning services in Northern Virginia. Evan is a very thorough, intelligent and experienced attorney who cares about his clients.”

James Wilson, Attorney at Law

“Evan and I met at a conference we were both attending. He is one of the most caring and compassionate attorneys I’ve had the pleasure to connect with.  If you need legal help with your elderly loved ones Evan is absolutely the attorney to contact. If you are an attorney with a small elder law practice and you want to expand it, contact Evan and do it the right way — the way that supports you and your clients.”

Jane Lovas, Principal, Lovas Consulting

“Evan has helped a few of our clients to get their “legal” house in order and provides the family with peace of mind knowing they can stay in control of their parents’ legal, medical and financial outcomes when faced with decisions.”

Laura Pierce, Owner, Comfort Keepers

“If it involves elder law, planning or asset protection, Evan knows his stuff.”

Ross Hart, President, Hart & Hart Attorneys, Ltd.

“Evan has been a great help to me, my firm and our clients. Not only are he and his staff easy to work with they are also enjoyable to be around. Estate Planning and Elder Law can be complicated and intimidating endeavors and Evan and the Farr Law Firm provide excellent advice and implementation with simplicity and comfort.”

Marwan Jabbour, President, USA Financial Planning Partners, Inc

“I endorse this lawyer. He is well known and well respected among estate attorneys throughout the country.”

              – Steven Zelinger, Attorney

Seminar Testimonials

Here’s What a Few Attendees Have Said About
Evan Farr’s Seminars and Workshops:

“Good education . . . opened my mind to things I have been avoiding.”
T.T., Fairfax, VA

“Excellent. Well put together. Easy to understand. Would highly recommend to others.”
M.C., Sterling, VA

“Great delivery and materials.”
U.A., Fairfax, VA

“Perfect timing and pace. Very likable and educational.”
C.S., Vienna, VA

“Well organized and brought to layman’s terms.”
I.H., Fairfax, VA

“Good, comprehensive coverage of subject.”
H.H., Fairfax, VA

“No need for improvement.  Excellent seminar”
B.F., Fairfax, VA

“Very well done.”
I.H. and F.H., Fairfax, VA

“Excellent speaker . . .  such a logical order of info.”
M.F., Fairfax, VA

“The speaker is excellent . . . the discussion of Wills vs. Trusts was very informative.”
A.D., Fairfax, VA

“A fine speaker – very informative.”
B.R., Fairfax, VA

“Very user-friendly.”
P.B and B.B., Herndon, VA

“No improvement needed . . . liked it all.”
P.M., Fairfax, VA

“This information is very helpful and presented very well.”
J.M., Centreville, VA

“The seminar gave a good overview of a very complex topic.”
B.G. and K.G., Vienna, VA

“Very informative.”
P.W. and R.W., Lansdowne, VA

“Excellent.  I am grateful that I had the opportunity to attend this seminar. I learned so much”
M.M., McLean, VA

“Excellent presenter.  Very informative.”
R.P. and E.P., Fairfax Station, VA

“Amazing and informative.”
S.C., Fairfax, VA

“Very welcoming and warm individual.”
E.A., Woodbridge, VA

“Very knowledgable; excellent presentation.”
E.H., Alexandria, VA

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