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Emily M. McFarling

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


  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 

  • Judd S Nemiro

    This lawyer provides excellent services to clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Jack W Fleeman

    I have had several cases against Emily. In each case, she has maintained a high level of professionalism while remaining an effective advocate for her client.


    Jack Fleeman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel 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
Managing Partner/OwnerMcFarling Benson Law Office2003 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorCollege of Southern Nevada2011 - 2012
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