Meet John Macfarlane
Why Utah Comes to Mr. John Macfarlane A Founding Lawyer of Younker, Hyde, Macfarlane
Proven Track Record
Mr. Macfarlane and the Younker Hyde Macfarlane team have handled more cases than any other firm in the state of Utah. We are especially known for taking on seemingly unwinnable cases that are too complex for other legal practices. Mr. Macfarlane has been lead or co-lead counsel in many seven-figure legal victories. For example, Mr. Macfarlane worked alongside attorney Ashton Hyde to secure a $5,000,000 jury award in a wrongful death case in 2021.
Mr. Macfarlane is especially known for his case evaluations and ability to obtain early resolutions. Our firm repeatedly attains substantial settlement offers without the need for protracted legal proceedings. Through his many years seeking early resolutions, Mr. Macfarlane has developed a deep understanding of what constitutes a fair settlement. If one is not offered, he does not hesitate to see cases through litigation and trial.
Auto Accident Proficiency
Our firm takes on more than just the medical malpractice cases that have earned us widespread renown. Mr. Macfarlane leads our auto accident cases. He goes above and beyond to collaborate with our in-house medical team and a network of national experts to prove auto accident injuries and obtain just compensation for car crash victims.
Mr. Macfarlane Was a Truly Stellar Student
Mr. Macfarlane earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Mandarin Chinese from Utah State University. His high academic marks allowed him to graduate magna cum laude. In 2022, Washington Monthly ranked his alma mater as the 8th best public university in the nation.
Mr. Macfarlane earned his law degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. With a GPA of 3.97, he graduated second in his class. While excelling in his legal studies, he served as a note and comment editor of the Utah Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif, and president of the Litigation Society.
John's academic excellence won him the Outstanding Achievement Award in Constitutional Law II, Judicial Process, and Bankruptcy. He also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award® for being the highest-scoring student in his classes on Contracts, Legal Professions, Administrative Law, Evidence, and Real Estate Transactions.
Mr. Macfarlane Completed Impressive Internships
Mr. Macfarlane complemented his high academic achievement with multiple skill-building internships. He began 2013 as a Federal Judicial Intern for Judge Dale Kimball in Salt Lake City and ended the year as a Bankruptcy Court Intern under Chief Judge William Thurman.
Mr. Macfarlane Is Fluent in Mandarin Chinese
Our attorney minored in Mandarin Chinese during undergrad and retains fluency to this day. He has well over a decade of experience speaking the language and is proud that this skill allows him to serve Utah’s diverse population.
Clients Praise Mr. Macfarlane for His Work in Salt Lake City
My family had the pleasure of working with this firm following a tragic event. The firm was very good about answering our questions and explaining the process. Attorneys John Macfarlane and Mckay Corbett were empathetic and fought hard for our case. The paralegal Jill Bedford was also a true joy to work with. I recommend this firm to anyone who needs attorneys who will fight for your case like it’s their own family.View on Google
John Mcfarlane and McKay Corbett were the Attorneys on the case. Like the others we can't say enough good about them. Their integrity is second to none... To anyone reading this review in search for a good Law Firm to represent you. You will not find a Law Firm of better people and Lawyers than this Firm.View on Google