Faculty Profile: Amy Farrar

Amy FarrarFarrar | Wright PLLC
Previous Courses Taught (15)
  • Tennessee Court of Appeals Boot Camp 2019
  • Brief Writing in the Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Court of Appeals Academy [Memphis]
  • Managing Yourself and Your Support Staff
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Academy
  • The Business of Lawyering: Professional Development for Today‚Äôs Attorneys [Nashville]
  • Drafting Dispositive Motions and Responses
  • How to Craft a Persuasive and Legally Sound Complaint
  • Effective Legal Research
  • Effective Legal Writing
  • Tennessee Court of Appeals Boot Camp
  • Legal Writing Never Gets Erased: Best Practices for Complaints, Answers, Motions, Responses, and Appellate Briefs
  • Supreme Court Bootcamp 2012
  • Court Square Series 2012 - Manchester
  • Tennessee Supreme Court One-Day Bootcamp

Amy Farrar is an experienced litigator, focusing her practice on real estate, commercial litigation 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, employment and family law. In 2012, Ms. Farrar founded the first woman-owned law firm in Murfreesboro. The firm is located on the Square in Historic Downtown Murfreesboro, and combines the personal service of a small town firm with the high profile training that each of the partners received while working in Nashville firms.
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 served as the Chair of the Executive Council for the Tennessee Bar Association's Appellate Practice Committee in 2013-2014, and has served as an active member of that Committee since 2010. Farrar also served as the Chair or Co-Chair of the Nashville Bar Association's Appellate Practice Committee from 2007-2011. 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 is an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Middle Tennessee State University, and a graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program, Class of 2011. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2107, and 2018 Farrar was selected as Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star."
Farrar is actively involved in her community. She is a Ruling Elder at the First Presbyterian Church, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, and the Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club. She is married to attorney Jeff Farrar; they have three active young sons.