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Michael McFarland

Laffey Bucci & Kent, LLP
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Michael McFarland
Laffey Bucci & Kent, LLP
Philadelphia,
 PA

Mike McFarland is a seasoned trial attorney with a steadfast commitment to advocating for survivors of crime, including sexual violence and abuse. As an attorney on Laffey, Bucci & Kent’s Crime Victim Team, he exclusively handles cases involving physical and sexual assaults, abuse and neglect, as well as bullying, hazing and harassment cases in institutional settings such as schools, residential treatment facilities, hospitals, universities, sports organizations, daycare centers, and churches.

efore joining Laffey, Bucci & Kent, Mike served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Homicide Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Over his five-year tenure, he successfully prosecuted hundreds of bench trials and many jury trials, including cases involving murder, sexual assault, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, fraud, DUI, firearms possession, and narcotics distribution.

As a member of the Non-Fatal Shootings Unit in the Philadelphia DA’s Office, Mike primarily prosecuted shootings in the city’s East Detective Division. Collaborating closely with the Special Investigations Unit detectives and criminal intelligence officers, he skillfully investigated and prosecuted repeat felony offenders, securing justice for victims of gun violence. Additionally, Mike dedicated time to training incoming prosecutors and law students in prosecutorial and trial advocacy skills.

A proud lifelong Philadelphia resident, Mike earned his law degree, along with a certificate in Trial Advocacy, from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University. He served as a Note/Comment Editor for the Temple Law Review, received the Barrister’s Award, was recognized for outstanding oral advocacy, and served as a teaching assistant for trial advocacy courses.

Prior to law school, Mike graduated summa cum laude from Temple University in 2012, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and history. Passionate about his hometown, he enjoys cheering on Philadelphia sports teams, baseball, running, skiing, cooking, and exploring new restaurants throughout the city.


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