Amy Farrar is an experienced litigator, concentrating her practice on employment and business litigation, real estate 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, real estate and employment law. Ms. Farrar continues to focus on these areas, and was one of the first Tennessee Attorneys trained in Collaborative Law, whereby the parties are represented by attorneys but agree to negotiate a settlement instead of litigating their case in court.
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 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 will serve as Chair of the Executive Council for the TBA Appellate Practice Committee in 2013-2014. 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 has served as 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. Farrar was selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Farrar is actively involved in her community, and is a Ruling Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Murfreesboro. She is on the Board of Directors at Presbyterian Student Fellowship at Middle Tennessee State University, and she is a member of the Junior League of Murfreesboro and Rutherford CABLE. In her free time, Farrar loves to cook, entertain, run and read. She is married to attorney Jeff Farrar; they have three active young sons.
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.