|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1999||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Family Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2004|
|Public Service Award||Austin Young Lawyers Association||N/A|
|Pro Bono Award||Travis County Volunteer Legal Service||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists||N/A||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|Travis County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Austin Collaborative Family Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Collaborative Law Institute of Texas||Member||N/A|
|University of Texas, Austin||N/A||N/A||1998|
|Rice University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
Posted by DMS
I was referred to R. Shane McFarland from another attorney in 2011. I scheduled an appointment and stated my case to him. The case was about child custody. Shane and his team immediately started requesting information to to build a strong defense. His Paralegal, Michelle Iglesias was a great help in this process and easily answered the majority of my question. I was extremely impressed with the level of communication. Mr. McFarland was able to aid me in settling out of court and got me a positive resolution that I could at least work with going forward.
I called upon the services of R. Shane McFarland once again in January 2017. This time to clarify a detail of the original order. With the same urgency and attention to detail, Mr. McFarland, Michelle, and team got to work. Everything was handled in a quick and timely manner. I couldn't have asked for more composure and professionalism. The detail was in fact clarified and once again I am able to move on.
During these stressful times, Shane and Michelle were able to explain legalities and procedures in a calming demeanor.
I will say one last thing, the key to successful representation is 100% honesty and hard work on the clients part. If and when I need legal help or advice concerning family law in the future, I will be contacting R. Shane McFarland.
Posted by Meg Bernhard
Shane helped me through a very contentious divorce and custody battle. In the end, I received everything I asked for and will be forever grateful. He was a good listener and made sure I knew what to except at every stage. He also had experience working with the opposing counsel and the judges, which ended up being important. His long-time paralegal, Michelle, was absolutely fantastic, as well! She was always available to answer questions, no matter how small, and help with logistics. In the end, I ended up paying less than I thought would be necessary. I would recommend Shane to anyone in need of an intelligent and trustworthy advocate.
Posted by Wayne
Mr McFarland is an excellent attorney, with the utmost in integrity. I have complete satisfaction with his work and that of his staff. He has represented me for over a decade in an ongoing, highly confrontational case, and he has constantly worked to defuse the drama and grief brought on by an adversarial system. Both he and his paralegal are easily accessible, and are excellent at bringing understanding and order to this chaos, and helping his clients gain an understanding and confidence with the process. Mr McFarland's gifts not only include a genuine dedication to his clients, but a pragmatic sense of what can be accomplished, where to compromise, and where to stand your ground. Mr McFarland treats all parties with respect and dignity, and it is clear that Mr McFarland has the respect of his peers in this field of law, which also works to reduce conflict and achieve workable solutions. In fact, Mr McFarland demonstrated a knack for finding mutually acceptable alternatives, not only with a highly adversarial party, but with the many other parties involved in family law disputes, such as Guardians ad Litem, visitation coordinators, doctors, counselors, and CPS and the police. When discussing my experience in family court with others that have been through the divorce process, it is clear that Mr McFarland has consistently had my best interests at heart.