Our Staff

Our Attorneys

H. Clyde Farrell

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 2015.   He was also included in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA (2008-2016) and AMERICA’S TOP FINANCIAL PLANNERS (2008-2011, 2013 and 2014).

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 CLE.  He has authored and co-authored many books and articles on Elder Law topics.

Greg R. Johnson

GREG R. JOHNSON, partner, joined Farrell & Pak in 2011. Greg handles estate planning, probate and guardianship cases. 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 elder care groups including Meals on Wheels and speaker to community and professional groups on probate and estate planning.  When he is not working, Greg and his wife are busy parenting their young daughter and enjoying the outdoors.

Bliss Burdett (Of Counsel)

BLISS BURDETT, Attorney of Counsel, joined Clyde to form Farrell & Pak PLLC in 2010.  Bliss advises on long-term care planning including Medicaid eligibility, estate planning and related matters. She serves as a director for the Texas Chapter of NAELA, has served on planning committees for CLE courses in estate planning, probate and elder law for the University of Texas and State Bar of Texas, and is a regular speaker and author on elder law topics for professional groups and community organizations dedicated to services for the elderly and their caregivers in Central Texas. Bliss is a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1999 and the State Bar of Illinois since 1996. She began her law practice in business, corporate and securities law and also has a background in research and teaching. Bliss 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. Burdett graduated with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law and Trinity University, San Antonio. Outside the office, Bliss enjoys playing oboe, supporting music education and participating in triathlon, cycling and running events with her daughter.

Meredith A. Sullivan

MEREDITH A. SULLIVAN, associate. Meredith earned her J.D. from Baylor Law School in 2015 and joined the Texas Bar in 2016. She is a member of the Texas Bar’s REPTL, Travis County Women Lawyers Association and Texas Young Lawyers Association. She has been associated with Farrell & Pak since 2011 as law clerk and office accounting staff. Meredith graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, with Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Anthropology in 2008. She is a counselor and senior volunteer with Safe Place, the domestic violence and sexual assault center in Austin, since 2010. Meredith also worked as a paralegal in family law firms in Texas and in Cuenca, Ecuador, and is fluent in Spanish. Meredith originally hails from Boston, MA, and now enjoys traveling, cycling and exploring the joys of life in Austin, her hometown since 2010.

Legal Assistants

Reba Adams

Reba Adams, Client Relations Manager, guides new and existing clients through the process of working with all of us at Farrell & Pak. In this role since 2010, Reba has detailed knowledge of the scope of services we can provide and counsels clients as to the appropriate attorney to fit their needs, or may refer callers to other professionals as appropriate. With her extensive background in customer service and logistics, she will handle your scheduling, documents, communications, filings with government offices and other logistics related to our completion of your important legal matters. She will not answer your legal questions, but she will guide your case through our office, helping you reach your goals as efficiently as possible. Please email Reba at: [email protected]

Amanda M. Sandlin

Amanda M. Sandlin, legal assistant with Farrell & Pak since 2011, prepares and manages long-term care Medicaid applications, ongoing eligibility compliance and estate planning matters, with attorney supervision. Amanda’s technical skills and years of hands-on experience are a great asset to our clients as they navigate the technical process of securing Medicaid benefits for themselves and/or loved ones. An Austin native, Amanda enjoys the great outdoors with her beautiful daughter and her family in Austin.

Amy Morgan

AMY Morgan, paralegal, joined us in December 2015 shortly after finishing her internship at the Texas Attorney General’s Office. She graduated in 2015 from Austin Community College with an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies. Amy specializes in Probate, but you will most likely see her friendly face as she will greet you upon your first visit to our office. During her free time, Amy writes poetry and short stories, and enjoys spending time with her two dogs and her husband.