Our Mediators

Family Law Mediation Services has trained mediators with significant family law experience. Our mediators are skilled at working with the parties to facilitate a resolution.

EMILY MCFARLING, ESQ.

EMILY MCFARLING, ESQ.

Strengths: Divorce, High Conflict Custody, Complex Property Division

Emily is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist and has practiced almost exclusively family law since becoming an attorney in 2003 and formed McFarling Law Group. Emily became a certified mediator in 1999 through Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Emily receives mediation referrals from family court Judges through the Settlement Masters program as a trusted and effective mediator. Emily is a certified Parenting Coordinator on the Outsource Referral list for the Clark County Family Court and works with high conflict parents to resolve ongoing disputes.

MICHAEL BURTON, ESQ.

MICHAEL BURTON, ESQ.

Strengths: Divorce, Custody, Property and Debt Division

Michael Burton has worked at McFarling Law Group since 2008. During that time, he has acted as the initial point of contact for new clients. In his role, Michael has reviewed over 8,000 family law cases during his time at McFarling Law Group.

Michael has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Management from UNLV and obtained his Juris Doctor from Boyd School of Law. While at Boyd, Michael was selected as the Outstanding Community Service Volunteer for Summer 2014 and also received an academic scholarship.

ASHLEE VAZQUEZ, ESQ.

ASHLEE VAZQUEZ, ESQ.

Strengths: Child Custody, Divorce

Ashlee has worked at McFarling Law Group since 2014. She graduated from UNLV’s Boyd School of Law in 2016. Ashlee has worked for years in the family law court system as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) advocating for the best interests of foster children stuck in the middle of legal disputes. Ashlee has taken several mediation training seminars through the nationally renowned Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, and participated in the Mediation Clinic providing, free mediation services to small claims litigants and family court litigants who cannot afford to pay for services while in law school.

Ashlee N. VazquezClients’ ChoiceAward 2020

KIMBER LAUX, ESQ.

KIMBER LAUX, ESQ.

Strengths: Child Custody, Divorce

Kimber was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she learned to love the heat. (It’s a dry heat!) She developed a passion for storytelling and in 2015 graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media Studies and Sociology. Kimber began working at the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2013, covering stories about local crime and the courts. She wrote several stories about child abuse and domestic violence, which sparked her desire to become an attorney and do more for voiceless Southern Nevada communities.

Kimber attended the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV as a full-time student beginning in 2016 while continuing to work part-time at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In the summer of 2017, she worked as a law clerk on civil rights cases at a small firm and interned for the Honorable Judge Jerry Wiese at the Eighth Judicial District Court. During the summer of 2018, she worked as a law clerk at the ACLU of Nevada on a grant from the Public Interest Law Association.

While at Boyd, Kimber was an executive board member of PILA and OutLaws (a law student organization focused on LGTBQ advocacy), and was a member of the Immigration Law Society, the Organization of Women Law Students, and the Health Law Society. During her first year of law school, Kimber co-instructed a weekly Paternity and Custody course at UNLV. During her third year, she worked for the Family Justice Clinic as a student attorney, working on cases related to guardianship, adoption, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

In 2019, Kimber obtained her Juris Doctor from Boyd, where she received CALI awards for earning the highest grade in her legal writing, pretrial litigation, and environmental law courses. She also received a CALI award for her work in the Family Justice Clinic, and she earned a place on the Dean’s List beginning in 2018.

Kimber is licensed to practice law in Nevada and the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada in 2019.

When she’s not representing Nevada families, Kimber enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, snowboarding, and reading. She loves dogs with her entire being and has two of her own.

SAMANTHA SCOFIELD, ESQ.

SAMANTHA SCOFIELD, ESQ.

Strengths: Child Custody, Divorce

Samantha was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she developed a dedication to serving the local community at a very young age. Her sense of commitment was fostered in the local schools she attended. Samantha knew she wanted to be a lawyer since she began Speech and Debate in the ninth grade. Samantha graduated from Arbor View High School with an Advanced Honors Diploma.

Samantha attended the University of Nevada, Reno where she graduated Cum Laude in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Pre-Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with minors in Business Administration and Philosophy. While attending the University of Nevada, Reno she also served as President of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity during her senior year.

Starting in 2016, Samantha attended the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, earning her Juris Doctor in 2019. While a law student at Boyd, Samantha served as President of the Public Interest Law Association, Vice President of the Organization of Women Law Students, and was an active member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Samantha was also named a Public Interest Fellow for her dedication to the community. Samantha also worked as a Junior Staffer for the Nevada Law Journal, before being promoted to Articles Editor in 2018, where she assisted in publishing Volume 19 of the Nevada Law Journal.

In her second year as a law student, Samantha completed an externship with the Honorable Frank P. Sullivan with the Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division. She also worked with the Children’s Attorney’s Project at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada where she helped to ensure that every child had an opportunity to have their voice heard in court.

Throughout her time in law school, Samantha also volunteered as an educator and organizer for Kids’ Court School and played a prominent role in launching the Juvenile Competency Remediation Program, which assists in remediating juveniles deemed incompetent to stand trial. Her interests in the community extend to her involvement in the Education Advocacy Program led by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. In 2018, she was named the Public Interest Law Student of Distinction by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Samantha also practiced as a student attorney, gaining invaluable legal experience and practice while still in school. As a student attorney, Samantha worked in the Clark County District Attorney’s office, as well as the Family Justice Clinic in the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic. She remains fully committed to furthering the causes that promote justice for families and children in the Southern Nevadan community.

In 2019, Samantha obtained her Juris Doctor. Samantha joined the McFarling Law Group legal team after law school and brings her keen sense of professionalism and empathy to each and every case she collaborates on. In addition to being a licensed attorney in Nevada, Samantha is also a Certified Mediator and adds diplomacy to her legal expertise by seeking favorable resolutions for both parties.

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys spending time outdoors and taking trips to admire the natural beauty of the Southwest. She has a creative personality, finding joy in crafting and home improvement projects with her fiancé. When not working she enjoys spending time reading at home, while surrounded by her two cats and her desert tortoise.

Contact Information

SERVICE HOURS:
Mon-Fri: 8AM – 5PM

PHONE:
702-357-3122

EMAIL:
INFO@MCFARLINGLAW.COM