PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Amy Farrar
Hagan & Farrar, PLLC
106 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Work Phone: (615)800-4747
Fax Phone: (615)900-3473
Visit our Website: http://www.haganfarrar.com
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Amy Farrar is an experienced litigator, focusing her practice on employment law, business litigation and estate planning.  She is recognized statewide as a leading Appellate lawyer, handling civil, criminal and domestic appeals.  Farrar began her legal career as a Law Clerk for Justice Cornelia A. Clark, during Justice Clark’s first year on the Tennessee Supreme Court.  During this time, Farrar gained a deep understanding of Tennessee’s appellate courts and has spent the years since refining her research, writing and oral advocacy skills.  
 
After her clerkship with the Tennessee Supreme Court, Farrar spent six years at a respected Nashville law firm.  There, Farrar gained a wide variety of experience in business and commercial litigation, estate planning, employment and family law.  Ms. Farrar partnered with Mary Beth Hagan and, later, Sonya Smith Wright, opening the first woman-owned law firm in Murfreesboro.  The firm is located on the Square in Historic Downtown Murfreesboro, and combines the personal service of a small town firm with the high profile training that each of the three partners received while working in Nashville firms.   
 
Farrar is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.  She graduated cum laude in 2000, with a B.A. in Politics and Sociology.  After graduating, Farrar spent two years working in Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist and then as the Director of Grassroots Advocacy for a medical specialty society, educating over 115,000 members on communicating effectively with Capitol Hill.  
 
Farrar graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2005.  She was Membership Director of the Mississippi Law Journal and was an active member of the Moot Court Board.  Farrar received the prestigious Hugh C. “Buzzy” Clayton memorial scholarship, which is given based on a combination of academic standing, character and community service.  
 
Farrar is counsel of record in dozens of appeals, including several notable Supreme Court decisions, and is sought out by attorneys across the State as a resource for appeals of all kinds.  Farrar is the Chair of the Executive Council for the Tennessee Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee in 2013-2014.  Farrar has been the Chair or Co-Chair of the Nashville Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee since 2007, and has been an Executive Council Member of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee since 2010. Farrar regularly produces and presents Appellate Practice seminars to attorneys across the State of Tennessee, and is the Assistant Editor of the Tennessee Appellate Practice Handbook. 
 
Farrar is an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Middle Tennessee State University.  She is a Founding Member and Barrister in the Belmont College of Law American Inns of Court, and a former Associate Member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court.  Farrar is also a graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law program, Class of 2011.  In 2014, Farrar was selected as  Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”  
 
Farrar is actively involved in her community.  She is a Ruling Elder at the First Presbyterian Church, a member of the Junior League of Murfreesboro and serves on the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Student Fellowship at Middle Tennessee State University. 
 
Farrar is a member of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, the Rutherford-Cannon County Bar Association, the Lawyer’s Association for Women, the Tennessee Association for Justice, and the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance.
 
She is married to attorney Jeff Farrar; they have two active young sons, William and John Riley.  In her free time, Farrar loves to cook, entertain, run and read.
 

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2014 - 2015
Legal Education: Mississippi School of Law
Year Licensed: 2005
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 2005
Section Membership(s): Young Lawyers Division, Leadership Law Alumni, Labor and Employment Law Section, Appellate Practice Section, Leadership Law Class of 2011, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Business Law, Civil Rights, Disability Law, Judges & Courts, Labor & Employment Law, Law Office Administration, Litigation - General Civil Practice, Trust, Estate Planning & Probate