In 1994, I began to work in Long Term Care. I know most of the owners and operators of Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facilities in Northern California and the Central Valley. I understand concerns that residents face:
As an Estate Planning attorney, I work with families to find solutions to these questions. I know loving family members share these stresses. Spouses, primarily wives, do all they can to keep their dear husbands at home. This is tireless work. These women are primary caregivers for their husbands in failing health. Daughters too provide much support for frail parents.
My career in Long Term Care showed me the best characteristics of The Greatest Generation. I am thankful for their example of work and service.
I love my clients. I love meeting with them. Their stories, interesting dynamics, and concerns drive me. I want client challenges to me my challenges; their worries my worries and want to see their victories. I always approach clients with the intent to preserve family peace and harmony.
I thoroughly enjoy what I do.
The stunning Mrs. MacFarlane and I will celebrate 15 years January 2011. We have three children: 3, 8, and 10. Working full-time, and with the support of my dear wife, I started law school in 2004. I graduated and passed the bar in the summer of 2008, and was admitted to practice law January of 2009. Since admission to the California Bar, I continue to work and build my Estate Planning practice. My clients range from newly married, to young families, to those deep into retirement and facing more severe health issues.
I am grateful for the trust clients bestow in me.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Associate of the Year||California Association of Health Facilities||2003|
|Associate of the Year||California Association of Health Facilities||2002|
|Attorney||MacFarlane Legal, Inc.||2009 - Present|
|Host||Talk 650 KTSE Radio||2013 - 2015|
|Professor||Lorenzo Patino School of Law||2009 - 2009|
|Purchasing Consultant||HPSI||1997 - 2010|
|Missionary||Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2010 - Present|
|Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association||Trusts and Estates Section||2009 - Present|
|California Association of Health Facilities||Associate Member||1997 - 2010|
|Aging Services||Associate Member||1997 - 2010|
|California Assisted Living Association||Associate Member||1997 - 2010|
|University of Northern California - Lorenzo Patino School of Law||Juris Doctorate||2008|
|University of Phoenix||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
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