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Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Amy McFarland has 25 years’ experience as a federal law clerk with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, working for several United States Magistrate and District Judges.  After retiring from government service, Amy moved to 30A, where she regularly vacationed with her family for nearly two decades.

Amy received her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.  She has a passion for legal research and writing and previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Advocacy and Research at the University of Missouri School of Law.

Amy and her husband Jeff are proud parents of three adult children.  In her free time, Amy enjoys taking long walks on the beach, traveling, watching classic movies, and attending concerts and theater events.  Amy is an avid sports fan but is partial to her Michigan Wolverines, as well as the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals.  One of the highlights of Amy’s federal career was the honor of singing the National Anthem at Naturalization Ceremonies.

*Not currently licensed to practice law in Florida



  • Federal Law

  • General Litigation


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., 1992

  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1989


  • The Missouri Bar

  • The Illinois Bar


  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)

  • Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition, Executive Committee Member (2013-2014); Volunteer (2011-2016)


  • Author, Comment, The Pollution Exclusion Clause: In Favor of the Insurer or the Insured? Just v. Land Reclamation, Ltd., 40 Wash. U. J. Urb. & Contemp. L. 209 (1991)

  • Author, Note, AIDS: The Life and Death Conflict Between the Confidentiality of Blood Donors and the Recovery of Blood Recipients, 42 Wash. U. J. Urb. & Contemp. L. 283 (1992)