Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP Adds Michael McFarland to Team

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McFarland is an associate attorney on the firm’s Crime Victims team, where he handles cases involving physical and sexual assaults in institutional settings such as boarding schools, residential treatment facilities, hospitals, universities, sports organizations, daycare centers, and schools.

“Mike is an experienced trial attorney with a history of zealously advocating on behalf of crime victims,” said Brian Kent, firm founding partner and chair of the firm’s crime victim practice. “He is an excellent addition to the firm.”

Prior to joining Laffey, Bucci & Kent, McFarland served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Homicide Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Over his five-year career in the DA’s Office, he prosecuted hundreds of bench trials and numerous jury trials to verdict on charges including murder, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, sexual assault, fraud, DUI, firearms possession, and narcotics distribution.

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While at the Philadelphia DA’s Office, McFarland was assigned to the Non-Fatal Shootings Unit where he was primarily responsible for prosecuting most shootings that occurred in the city’s East Detective Division. McFarland worked directly with Special Investigations detectives and criminal intelligence officers to investigate and successfully prosecute repeat felony offenders and obtain justice for victims of gun violence. He also dedicated time to training incoming assistant district attorneys and practicing law students on prosecutorial and trial advocacy skills.

McFarland is a 2016 graduate of the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University. During his time at Temple Law, he served as a note/comment editor of the Temple Law Review, was a Barrister’s Award winner, was recognized for outstanding oral advocacy, and served as a teaching assistant for trial advocacy classes. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University in arts in political science and history.

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