McFarlin to Run for Rutherford County General Sessions Judge Part I

Jan 04, 2022 at 03:04 pm by WGNS

Photo: Ben Hall (Trey) McFarlin, III

MURFREESBORO – Rutherford County native Ben Hall (Trey) McFarlin, III announced Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2022), he will run for General Sessions Judge Part I, the judgeship to which he was appointed to by the Rutherford County Commission on August 12th in 2021.

“My priority will be to continue to treat everyone who comes before me in a way that is fair and impartial and to apply the law. People want to have confidence in court that they’ll be treated fairly and have an opportunity to present their case,” McFarlin said.

McFarlin is a third-generation judge, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Ben Hall McFarlin, Sr., who served as a Rutherford County Judge and County Executive, and his father, Ben Hall McFarlin, Jr., who served as the previous General Sessions Judge.

“I want to give back to my community that’s been so good to me and my family. Both my grandfather and my father had a love and desire to serve this community. My father started the Veteran’s Court, and I very much hope I can continue my father’s vision in helping those who have served our country and community,” he said.

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McFarlin began his own practice at Burger, Scott & McFarlin in 2001. His law practice covered many areas, ranging from serious criminal matters, including serious felonies, such as murders and kidnapping, to personal injury and domestic cases, such as divorce and juvenile.

“Prior to my appointment, I was a general practice trial lawyer for 20 years, and I believe I am specifically qualified and prepared to handle the many scenarios judges encounter every day,” McFarlin said.

McFarlin is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Rutherford Cannon Bar Association.

Prior to his graduation from Oakland High School, McFarlin worked in Washington, D.C. as a Page Intern. He earned his undergraduate degree at Austin Peay State University and clerked for Circuit Criminal Judge Joe Dailey while attending the University of Memphis Law School. He received his law degree, passed the Bar Exam, and started his practice in 2001.

McFarlin volunteered at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in the Child Life Playroom for over six years, while also volunteering as a Nashville Make-A-Wish Foundation Wish Grantor and for several summers at Special Kids’ Camp Ability.

McFarlin, his wife, Sarah Beth, and son attend North Boulevard Church of Christ.


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