Matthew Edward Ryan McFarland joined Matt Hardin Law in 2017. He is a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. While he was at UT, Matt was an active member of the UT Federalist Society. He was also a member of the Advocacy Clinic and graduated with a concentration in advocacy. Prior to attending UT, Matt attended Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN. He graduated cum laude with a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. He was active in several professional engineering societies and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Matt is originally from Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and has practiced exclusively in the Nashville area. Matt previously worked at another plaintiff’s firm where he practiced workers’ compensation exclusively for several years, before transitioning into general plaintiff’s work. While in law school Matt worked in both the Knox County Public Defender’s Office and the Knox County District Attorney’s Office.
In addition to his work at Matt Hardin Law, Matt is also a Captain in the Tennessee Army National Guard, which he has served in since 2011. He serves as a Judge Advocate General defending Soldiers accused of misconduct or property loss. Matt enjoys spending time at home with his wife, daughter, and dogs. He’s also a long-suffering Tennessee Titans and Tennessee Volunteers fan.