Tom McFarland, Esq.
Tom is an attorney & Partner at Attorneys Justin Clark & Associates, where he concentrates his practice primarily on ethics, personal injury, criminal, and family law.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McFarland was a litigation attorney for his own legal practice, handling IRS, commercial litigation, civil litigation, criminal defense and family law matters.
Litigation & Appeals: Argued numerous cases against large firms, insurance companies, and governmental entities. Drafted pleadings, prepared and argued motions, and conducted depositions for discovery, which included expert witnesses. Prepared appellate briefs, responses, motions, and pleadings for Tennessee Court of Appeals. Handled more than 14 cases in the Tennessee Court of Appeals and Supreme Court with several reported cases.
Mediation: Gained extensive experience mediating cases involving substantial sums of money and assets.
Corporate Law: Created corporations, LLCs, and partnerships and represented companies in litigation. Clients’ issues involved business formation and dissolution and ownership rights of shareholders. Prepared articles of incorporation, bylaws, and all documents related to Tennessee corporations.
Employment Law: Handled all employment issues, including several cases before the EEOC and Tennessee Human Rights Commission regarding workplace discrimination.
Probate: Drafted hundreds of wills and deeds. Handled will contests and cases related to conservatorships and powers of attorney. Litigated all issues related to the probate process.
Family Law: Handled thousands of cases in Circuit, Chancery, General Sessions, and Juvenile Courts. Litigated all issues relating to divorce, custody, alimony, and property division. Represented clients in domestic cases before the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Served as member of Child Abuse Review Team affiliated with the Department of Children Services (created to aid and protect abused children).
Criminal Law: Leveraged previous experience as Assistant Public Defender in managing thousands of criminal cases in General Sessions and Criminal Courts of Roane, Loudon, Morgan, and Meigs Counties. Cases ranged from misdemeanors to serious felony cases. Tried criminal cases before juries.
Personal Injury: Successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases covering automobile injury cases, slip and fall cases, and cases related to owners and occupiers of land.
Ethics: Taught several CLE classes for attorneys, ranging from Ethics to Ouster Law.