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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%
    13 years
  2. Divorce: 40%
    13 years
  3. Family: 15%
    13 years



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

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Anthony M. Wright

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with and against Emily over the years on family cases and have always found her to be an astute and tenacious advocate for her clients. She has excellent success due a lot to her focus on her clients' interests.


    Anthony Wright Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Judd S Nemiro

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


    Judd Nemiro Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

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


AZActive 200603/24/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono attorney of the monthLegal Aid Center of Southern Nevada2016
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board Certified Family Law SpecialistState Bar of Nevada2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Partner/OwnerMcFarling Law Group2003 - 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 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association of Matrimonial LawyersSecretary2015 - Present
International Association of Family LawyersMember2015 - Present
Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Inn of CourtBarrister2007 - Present
United States District Court for the District of NevadaAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
Nevada Justice AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Davis v. Ewalefo, 352 P.3d 1139 (2015)Reversed and remanded where our client was allowed visitation in a foreign country
Bluestein v. Bluestein, 345 P.3d 1044 (2015)Reversed and remanded where trial court confirmed primary physical custody to our client
Druckman v. Ruscitti, 327 P.3d 511 (2014)Trial 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
NJA Annual ConventionFamily Law Appeals2016
MSN Peacemaker of the YearIntroducing Peacemakers of the year2010