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Tiffany A. McFarland, 37

tiffany-mcfarlandPractice areas: Family law

Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Tiffany McFarland is a recognized leader in family law.

She regularly leads CLEs in various aspects of the topic and teaches its practice as an adjunct at her alma mater.

Beginning her law career at Piedimonte and Associates in 2005, she moved on to Cordell & Cordell where she quickly advanced to senior attorney before becoming litigation manager and eventually team leader. Since 2011, she has practiced at McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan as a shareholder and co-chair of the Family Law Group where she manages an active list of over 40 cases.

Active in various bar associations, she has also been a member of the Sheffield Place board and a volunteer with the Women’s Employment Network.

“Tiffany is an exemplary attorney,” writes her nominator. “She is dedicated to her clients and advocates with tireless diligence.”

What is your biggest accomplishment this year?

I have been involved in two very high net worth divorce cases this year and I was able to successfully resolve the cases. Both cases were incredibly labor intensive and I learned a lot about improving time management so I could be an effective advocate for my clients.

What inspired you to get involved in the legal profession?

I was inspired to get involved in the legal profession to help people. Some days this is few and far between but once in awhile you have the opportunity to help someone who really needs your help. I have the freedom and creativity to provide real and meaningful legal services.