Meet John Macfarlane

Why Utah Comes to Mr. John Macfarlane A Founding Lawyer of Younker, Hyde, Macfarlane

Mr. Macfarlane has spent his entire career representing injured people and their families. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of both Utah and Idaho. Major reasons so many entrust their lawsuits to him include his:
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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.

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Early Resolutions

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.

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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

Bachelor's Degree

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.

Law Degree

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.

Academic Awards

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.

Meet Attorney John Macfarlane

John Macfarlane chose to pursue personal injury law because he recognized the potential an injury lawyer has to make a real difference in the lives of everyday people. Many injured clients who come to our Salt Lake City practice are unable to work, attend school, or afford costly hourly fees for an attorney. John Macfarlane and our team are pleased to offer free consultations and contingency services so clients can receive fair compensation.

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 from our Salt Lake City injury law office.

Clients Praise Mr. Macfarlane for His Work in Salt Lake City


Matt Cook


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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.

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Bret Christenson


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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.

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Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our attorneys have decades of combined experience in complex cases. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, with a special focus on medical malpractice claims. Our firm is associated with the following professional organizations:

  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (801) 335-6467.

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"They were extremely knowledgeable, extremely helpful experts. The team helped me with all aspects of my case, including medical and financial, and understood that it affected more than me but also my family."

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