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Emily M. McFarling

Emily M. McFarling

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family

About Me

Emily is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, one of only 20 in the State of Nevada. Emily is also the first female to complete the application and exam process.

Family law is Emily's specialty and she has made a career out of successfully assisting clients through the difficult legal process that often accompanies matters such as divorce and child custody.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Child Custody: 45%
    12 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    12 years
  3. Family: 15%
    12 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • James Drew Vitale

    I endorse this lawyer. Emily represents her clients zealously and ethically; utilizing every tool at her disposal to make certain her clients receive the best possible legal representation at a reasonable price. Her standing as a certified family law specialist ensures clients, colleagues, and opposing counsel that she has the highest possible standards and an encyclopedic knowledge of the law pertaining to domestic relations and family law.


    James Vitale Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Timothy J Geswein

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Benson is professional, ethical, and hard-working in achieving her clients' objectives.


    Timothy Geswein Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

6230 W. Desert Inn Rd
Las Vegas, NV, 89146


AZActive 200603/24/2012
NVAttorney Active200302/23/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board Certified Family Law SpecialistState Bar of Nevada2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorCollege of Southern Nevada2011 - 2012
Managing Partner/OwnerMcFarling Benson Law Office2003 - Present
Law ClerkNew Hampshire Attorney General's Office2001 - 2002
Legal InternLaw Office of Mark B. Johnson2000 - 2001
Research assistantNortheastern University School Of Law1998 - 2000

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the District of NevadaMemberN/A
American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Nevada Justice AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Clark County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ogawav.Ogawa Published Supreme Court DecisionReversed and Remanded to District Court where client prevailed on all issues
Druckman v. RuscittiTrial court decision upheld retaining custody for our client

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Publication NameTitleDate
selfEverybody is Different, Everyone is the Same2001
Northeastern Law ReviewTwelve articles, including "Rate of Lung Disease in Women Increasing Rapidly" and "New Pill May Help Smokers Quit" Tobacco Control Update2000
Tobacco TrialYes Virginia, Secondhand Smoke Increases Risk of Cancer1999
Northeastern School of LawWhat Could Constitute Permissible Regulation of Sexually Explicit Material on the Internet after the Playboy Decision?N/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Missouri, ColumbiaSociology and PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MSN Peacemaker of the YearIntroducing Peacemakers of the year2010