Meet the Farr Law Firm Team

Evan H. Farr, Certified Elder Law Attorney
Evan H. Farr, Certified Elder Law AttorneyEvan H. Farr, Certified Elder Law Attorney (Licensed in VA, MD, DC)
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 4-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 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 Certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation, Evan has been selected by his peers as 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. [Read more]

William S. Fralin, Certified Elder Law Attorney

Bill Fralin, CELAWilliam S. Fralin, Certified Elder Law Attorney (Licensed in VA, MD, DC)

AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, Bill has been named in Virginia Business magazine as one of the top 50 attorneys in Virginia, in Washingtonian magazine as one of the top elder law attorneys in the region, and in Super Lawyers as one of the top 100 attorneys in the region. Since 2006, Bill has been listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Bill lectures frequently on topics relating to life care planning for seniors, elder law, asset protection and preservation, and estate and incapacity planning. A Virginia native, Bill and his wife Kate have 3 children and have been married for over 30 years!

Sara Barr Entis, Senior Estate Planning and Estate Administration Attorney
Sara Barr Entis, Attorney (Licensed in VA, MD, DC)
Like Evan, Sara attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1992. Sara then received her law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law in 1997.  Sara leads the Probate and Trust administration team for the Farr Law Firm and is also an integral part of our Estate Planning and Elder Law 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.

Shamika Foster, Estate Planning Attorney
Shamika Foster, Attorney (Licensed in MD)
Born in North Carolina, Shamika has lived the majority of her life in Montgomery County, Maryland. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Arts from Hampton University and then later obtained her law degree from George Washington University Law School. While attending law school, Shamika worked as a paralegal for several years at a Probate Firm in DC before starting at the Farr Law Firm. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting with vegan baking, traveling the world with her fiancé, and watching the Boston Celtics.

Jeannie Farr, Director of Client Services, Client Care Coordinator, and Patient Advocate

Jeannie wears many hats here at the Farr Law Firm.  As the Director of Client Services, she is the main point of contact for all clients and ensures that all of our clients are always happy with our services. As our Client Care Coordinator and Patient Advocate, Jeannie, who has a Certificate in Gerontology from Piedmont Virginia Community College, helps our clients who need nursing home care obtain the best nursing home placements available, and helps our nursing home clients maintain their highest possible level of psycho-social well-being. Before running the Farr Law Firm, Jeannie spent over 25 years in the hospitality industry, serving 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.  A native of the DC Metro area, Jeannie enjoys boating, water adventures, and relaxing with her husband, Evan, their children and grandson, and their menagerie of furry critters.

Connie Fregm, Senior Asset Protection Paralegal

50eae1e984c49f2c520280deConnie 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, Senior Asset Protection and Probate Paralegal

SeresaAs 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, rabbits, 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

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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 hardships that can be put on a family due to 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. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and swimming.

Anthony Bond, Probate and Trust Paralegal

Tony BondTony has been a probate and trust administration paralegal, and estate planning paralegal, for approximately 40 years. He has a vast depth and breadth of estate planning and administration knowledge in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. Tony received his Bachelor’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s Degree from The Pennsylvania State University. Tony began working with Bill Fralin and The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm, P.C. in 1996, and transitioned to the Farr Law Firm in 2018. In his free time, Tony enjoys playing tennis, exploring museums, and reading, especially historical fiction.

Sierra Kolasa, Paralegal
Sierra was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After years of service in the hospitality field, she chose to shift her attention. Sierra has experienced many stages of care in her family and is excited to assist here at Farr Law Firm to ensure everyone may receive the best care. Sierra started off at the firm as part of the Client Services Team, but after several years was ready to tackle the more difficult duties of being a paralegal, where she has continues to excel. In her off time, Sierra enjoys hiking with her “better half,” Nick, and their dogs, Hayek and Persephone, and enjoying all nature has to offer.

Tim Farr, Paralegal

Timothy Farr

Tim, a Northern Virginia native, has always had a strong desire to help others. He grew up volunteering and in Scouting, earning his Eagle Scout rank in 2013. Tim is a nationally certified paramedic, and in 2014 he started volunteering for a local rescue squad, where he volunteered for over 5 years. Throughout his time as a volunteer, Tim also worked numerous jobs within the medical field, before eventually deciding to pursue a career in public safety with the government. Transitioning in 2020 to a legal career, Tim is very excited to be working for the Farr Law Firm, where he can continue his passion for helping others through elder law.  Outside of work, Tim enjoys playing bass, singing, and writing/recording music.  While relaxing at home, Tim loves spending time with his wife, Bethany, who is also very musical, as well as their German Shepherd dog, Gus, and Tabby cat, Felicity Jane.

Craig Duncan, Paralegal

Craig has lived in northern Virginia most of his life.  He graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Communication and a concentration in Interpersonal Communication. Before going into the legal field, Craig worked at a cancer practice in their business office. In his free time, Craig likes to read, go hiking, and spend quiet evenings with his friends and family.

Debbie Mitchell, Client Services

Debbie originally joined Bill Fralin’s firm, The Estate Planning and Elder Law Firm, P.C., in 2016, and realized her keen interest and aptitude for this area of law! Transitioning to the Farr Law Firm in 2018 has afforded her the opportunity to build upon where she left off, and she loves it! She attended Prince George’s Community College and received two Associates of Arts Degrees in Legal Secretary and Word Processing Administration in 1986. She comes with over 20 years of administrative skills from working in the insurance, real estate, and health-related fields. Debbie is originally from the beautiful Island of Jamaica and enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and grandchildren. Debbie’s favorite pastimes include reading, traveling, spending quiet time with the Lord, and a recently-developed love of gardening. She volunteers with a team of folks from her church visiting a local nursing home and feeding the homeless once a month by encouraging, singing, praying, and spreading love.

Danny Bonner, Property Manager
Danny was born and raised in Centreville, Virginia, and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Longwood University in 2017.  At Longwood, Danny played baseball and was a member of the fishing club. Before and during college, Danny held many positions in the hospitality industry at golf courses and country clubs. As an athlete and avid sports fan, Danny enjoys going into DC to watch sporting events with his friends and family, and enjoys spending many weekends fishing and boating with his family at Lake Anna, including his two brothers and black lab mix, Louie. Since his first year at Westfield High School, Danny has volunteered with Our Neighbor’s Child during almost every holiday season, delivering gifts, cookies, and wrapping paper to families in need.

Renee Eder, Director of Public Relations

ReneeRenee 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 on 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, enjoying her daughter’s travel soccer games and her son’s basketball games, reading, writing, and spending time with her two miniature poodles, Penny and Moose, and her mini labradoodle, Jeff. 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.

Stefanie Monte, Legal Assistant

Stefanie serves as a Legal Assistant for the Farr Law Firm, primarily as a proofreader for all estate planning documents. Stefanie earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Vermont. Her background is in journalism and, more recently, working for a disability rights organization. Stefanie is a member of ACES: The Society for Editing. In her free time, she enjoys camping, reading, listening to the blues, and visiting beautiful wild places. One of her favorite spots is Shenandoah National Park, where she worked for two summers during her college years.

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