Farrell and Pak PLLC
Farrell & Pak PLLC is a law firm located in Austin dedicated to Elder Law, Medicaid, Estate Planning and Asset Protection for elder Texans and their families.
H. Clyde Farrell founded this practice in 1993 and Bliss Burdett Pak joined as a partner in April 2010. Farrell & Pak PLLC serves as counsel to elderly Texans, their caregivers, power-of-attorney agents and families. Their focus is on financing long-term care, the estate planning implications when long-term care is required and coordination of private insurance, public benefits such as Medicaid and other resources available to cover medical and other costs of care.
The goal of H. Clyde Farrell of Farrell & Pak is to enable families to provide the best quality of life and appropriate care for their loved ones. The outcome we seek is peace of mind for caregivers, based on the knowledge that they have planned adequately for their family's legal and financial needs.
Today, elder Texans and their families face increasingly complex decisions about legal and financial matters, particularly those related to health care:
Many of our clients face expensive medical needs, such as long-term care in their own home, in an Assisted Living Facility or in a nursing home. We help them and their families conserve their assets as much as possible, while seeking the best possible care in the most desirable environment. Providing peace of mind for our clients is one of our foremost goals.
Services we provide routinely include:
We also look for issues of concern for older persons or their representatives with respect to insurance, housing, long term care, employment, and retirement. We would be happy to meet with you and your family to discuss these issues.
OUR ATTORNEYS ~
H. CLYDE FARRELL has been in private Elder Law practice since 1993. He is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, as recognized by the State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is a Certified Financial PlannerTM practitioner. Prior to founding his Elder Law practice, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Texas Attorney General’s office, where he established the Elder Law Section and served as its first Chief.
Mr. Farrell is a founding Director and past President of the Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and past President of Family Eldercare in Austin. Texas Monthly has named Mr. Farrell a “Texas Super Lawyer”(a Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly) each year from 2003 through 2011.
He was also included in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA (2008-2011), THE BEST LAWYERS IN TEXAS (2010-2011) and AMERICA’S TOP FINANCIAL PLANNERS (2008-2010). Mr. Farrell is a regular featured speaker on Elder Law matters at continuing education conferences for attorneys and financial planners; his research and articles are available from the conference organizers, such as the State Bar of Texas and University of Texas.
BLISS BURDETT PAK joined Mr. Farrell as a partner in 2010. She is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Texas (licensed since 1999) and the State Bar of Illinois (licensed since 1996). She comes from a background in business law that includes private practice, research and teaching.
Ms. Pak served as Assistant Professor at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea where she conducted research and teaching on corporate governance, business law and related topics; she also taught as adjunct faculty at the Singapore Institute of Management. She began law practice as a corporate law associate with Hughes & Luce LLP in Dallas (now K&L Gates) and KMZ Rosenman in Chicago.
Ms. Pak graduated with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law and Trinity University, San Antonio. She is a speaker on Elder Law topics to professional groups and community organizations dedicated to services for the elderly and their caregivers in Central Texas.
GREG R. JOHNSON joined Farrell & Pak in 2011. He obtained his Texas law license in 2004 after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs (from the University of Texas, 1996) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Oberlin College (1989).
Before joining Farrell & Pak, Greg represented employees in workplace disputes. Prior to his legal work, Greg worked in both budget and policy positions for the Texas Legislature, and before that, he worked for a Japanese research group in Washington, D.C. Greg is currently a volunteer with several elder care groups, including Meals on Wheels and Family Eldercare. When he is not working, Greg and his wife are busy parenting their young daughter and enjoying the outdoors.ATTORNEY OF COUNSEL
ATTORNEY MARILYN G. MILLER OF DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS
Ms. Miller’s law practice handles matters of bankruptcy, Elder Law, estate planning, probate and guardianship. Marilyn G. Miller, Of Counsel to Farrell & Pak PLLC, brings more than 25 years of experience to individuals throughout the Hill Country in Central Texas from her office in Dripping Springs.
Attorney Marilyn G. Miller is board-certified in consumer bankruptcy by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, and has a master’s in taxation. She has been a lecturer and presenter at Texas State Bar’s elder law conferences and the University of Texas’ elder law conferences, teaching other lawyers the principles of elder law. To learn more about Ms. Miller’s practice, please visitwww.mgmillerlaw.net. You may contact her office directly at 512-402-8332 (toll-free at 888-752-2410).
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