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Robert Parker Mcfarland Jr.

also known as Parker

About me

Robert "Parker" McFarland, Jr. has been a resident of Cumming, Georgia for virtually all of his life. He was born in 1975, graduated from South Forsyth High School in 1994, graduated from Covenant College in 1998 with B.A. degree in English, and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 2001, although he also attended the University of Georgia during his final year. Parker married his wife, Nicole, on September 15, 2006 and they have attended Browns Bridge Community Church since its inception in 2006 and both volunteer in the middle school program. More information on Parker and Nicole can be found at


Parker is a fourth generation lawyer and has been practicing with his father, Robert "Bob" McFarland, Sr. at their firm, McFarland & McFarland, P.C. since he first became licensed in 2001. The firm has over 85 years combined experience. He is experienced in handling criminal cases with a focus on DUI and drug cases as well as catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases both at the trial court level and on appeal. Parker has received extensive training in the field of DUI and has been completed the following courses through NHTSA/IACP which are identical to the training given to police officers: Standardized Field Sobriety Testing in 2004, Drugs that Impair Driving in 2008, and the Drug Recognition Expert Overview Course in 2010.  Parker also is an instructor in the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    15 years, 300 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    15 years, 200 cases
  3. Car Accident: 25%
    15 years, 200 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

20 total 

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  • Jonathan Ross Brockman

    I've known Parker since his graduation from law school. He has developed into an excellent lawyer. I do not hesitate in referring criminal matters to him.


    Jonathan Brockman Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Josh W. Thacker

    I had a close family friend charged with a serious alcohol related felony up near Cumming Georgia. I did not hesitate to send them to Parker. He fought fiercely before, during, and after my friend's jury trial. After the jury trial, I had the opportunity to read the entire transcript of the trial and all pre-trial motions. I can say with absolute certainty that he did a brilliant job.


    Josh Thacker Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Banks, Stubbs & McFarland, LLP

309 Pirkle Ferry Road
Bldg. F
Cumming, GA, 30040


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200108/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' ChoiceAvvo2016
Best Criminal AttorneyForsyth County News2015
Intoxilyzer 9000 Operator's ClassNHTSA/IACP2013
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing InstructorNHTSA/IACP2010
Drug Recognition Expert Overview CourseNHTSA/IACP2010
Drugs That Impair DrivingNHTSA/IACP2008
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner CourseNHTSA/IACP2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and PartnerBanks, Stubbs & McFarland, LLP2015 - Present
PresidentMcFarland & McFarland2001 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Forsyth County Chamber of Commercemember2004 - Present
National College for DUI Defensemember2002 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2002 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2002 - Present
Forsyth County Bar Associationmember2002 - Present
Forsyth County Criminal Defense BarMember2002 - Present
Forsyth County Criminal Defense BarPresident2014 - 2015
North Forsyth Rotary ClubBoard Member2012 - 2014
Forsyth County Bar AssociationPresident2011 - 2012
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice President2011 - 2014
Forsyth County Bar AssociationVice President2010 - 2011
Lanier Jayceesmember2008 - 2010
Forsyth County Criminal Defense BarPresident2005 - 2006
Association of Trial Lawyers of Americamember2002 - 2008
Georgia Trial Lawyers Associationmember2002 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI Charge ReducedDUI Charge Reduced
DUI AcquittalNot Guilty
DUI Charges DismissedAll Charges Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Effectively Handling DUI Roadblock CasesDUI Super Symposium Seminar Presentation2013
Voir Dire for DUI CasesDUI Super Symposium Seminar Presentation2011
Your Client Failed the Field Sobriety Tests, Now What?Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar Presentation2010
Effectively Cross-examining the Arresting OfficerDUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Practitioner Course Presentation2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI Symposium SeminarVoir Dire For DUI Cases: Picking Off the Enemy2011
Monthly meetingYour Client Failed the Field Sobriety Tests, Now What?2010
DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety TestingEffectively Cross-Examining the Arresting Officer2010
DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety TestingTrial Techniques: Cross-examination of the arresting officer2009