Antanavage Farbiarz, PLLC

Russell E. Farbiarz

Russell E. Farbiarz is a Managing Attorney at Antanavage Farbiarz, PLLC. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Farbiarz gained valuable experience as an Assistant District Attorney for Berks County.

Russell E. Farbiarz


Russell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 from Brandeis University with concentrations in Politics and History. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law, where he held the position of Notes and Comments Editor for the Roger Williams University Law Review.

Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Supreme Court of New Jersey, the New York State Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Russell focuses his practice on elder law, estate planning, probate, and real estate law.

Russell is also a very active member of the Berks County and state-wide Pennsylvania communities. He is a member the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, both the Pennsylvania and Berks County Bar Associations, the Berks County Orphans Court Rules Committee, the Small Business Resource Center, and the Real Property, Probate & Trusts Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He also holds various leadership roles, including Board Member of the Berks County Estate Planning Council and the Reading Science Center, Chair of the Governance Committee of Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, and Co-Chair of the Probate and Trust Law Legislative Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trusts Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Russell has an extensive speaking engagement history, covering legal topics essential to businesses and individuals alike. He is regularly invited to speak on topics such as estate planning, Medicaid planning, trust planning, and real estate matters, to name a few. Past notable engagements include presenting with the Berks County Bar Association on Guardianship, presenting with the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce on estate planning for business owners, and speaking for the Small Business Resource Center’s “Tune-Up Tuesday” program. Russell has also taught to a national audience of attorneys continuing their legal education on the topic of Medicaid planning, through Strafford Webinars.

Residing in Berks County with his wife and children, Russell spends most of his free time supporting his children at sporting events and at other activities they take part in. Mr. Farbiarz also enjoys vacationing to the beaches of North Carolina, reading, and watching baseball (Go Mets!).

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My husband and I needed to create our wills and had no idea where to start. Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC walked us through the whole process. Everyone at the firm was very patient and kind. We can now rest easy knowing that our final arrangements are complete, thanks to Antanavage Fabiarz PLLC.

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We were very happy with the work that Attorney Farbiarz did for us. He and his staff were fully functional through Covid – 19 and did almost all of our work electronically and virtually. We would use Antanavage Farbiarz again and would recommend them to others.

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Linda L.

Russel Farbiarz is a credit to his profession. He listened to my story without judgement, he was kind, thorough, and he explained the law in a way I could understand. He helped me accomplish my goal that would have gone unrealized without his attention. Best Attorney EVER!!!

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Linda G.

Russel and his staff are a very professional organization. While thoughtful of your needs, they stay on task to work with you to achieve a timely resolution. I have recommended him to many people that have family legal matters, wills, divorce, estate planning, etc… Great people for challenging problems.

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