Certified Elder Law Attorney, NAELA Council of Advanced Practitioners
Farr Law Firm
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 undergraduate 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 related Trusts. 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.
Evan has been named by SuperLawyers.com as one of the top 5% of Elder Law and Estate Planning attorneys in Virginia every year since 2007 and in the Washington, DC Metro Area every year since 2008. Since 2011, Evan has annually been named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the DC Metropolitan area, by Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the Northern Virginia area, Virginia Lawyers Weekly among the “Leaders in the Law,” and by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the country. Evan has also been AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2012 and listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013.
Evan is a nationally renowned author and frequent educator of attorneys across the U.S. As an expert to the experts, Evan has educated thousands of attorneys across the country by teaching hundreds of hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses for attorneys through numerous national and state-level legal organizations such as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, the National Constitution Center, myLaw CLE, the National Business Institute, the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Continuing Legal Education, and the District of Columbia Bar Association. Click here for a listing of all past and current CLE courses that Evan has taught, and click here for a listing of all the legal treatises and legal journal articles Evan has authored.
His publications include 4 National Best Selling books in the field of Elder Law: How to Protect Your Assets From Probate PLUS Lawsuits PLUS Nursing Home Expenses with the Living Trust Plus®; the Nursing Home Survival Guide, which provides valuable information and guidance to families dealing with the possibility of nursing home care and struggling to make the best decisions for themselves or their loves ones; and Protect & Defend, which Evan authored along with a host of other top attorneys across the country, and his latest book, Protecting Your Assets from Probate and Long-Term Care: Don’t Let the System Bankrupt You and Your Loved Ones. To learn more about all of Evan’s books, click on the button on the right-hand side of the screen labeled “Evan’s Books.” Evan has also authored dozens of articles that have appeared in the popular press and numerous scholarly publications for the legal profession, including two legal treatises published by ALI-ABA and now available through the American Law Institute: Planning and Defending Asset Protection Trusts and Trusts for Senior Citizens.