Michael T. McFarlane

Michael T. McFarlane

Founding Partner



With more than 30 years of experience, Mike McFarlane provides advice and counsel with a particular focus on the rights and obligations associated with the ownership of real estate. He has substantial experience in representing sellers, buyers, creditors, borrowers, landlords, and tenants when navigating transactions as well as disputes. Mike has appeared before state and federal courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of Virginia.

In 1999, Mike founded Highland Title + Escrow, a lay settlement company and title insurance agency, devoting his primary attention to the process of financing, conveying, and insuring residential real estate in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Over the years, Mike has successfully handled litigation involving:

  • Contract disputes
  • Eviction proceedings
  • Foreclosure sales, successfully set aside several completed foreclosure sales
  • Quiet title actions
  • Partition suits
  • Release of deeds of trust and other liens
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Various collection matters


Mike lives in the Town of Herndon, is married with four children, and actively volunteers in his community. He currently serves on the Town of Herndon’s Planning Commission and was previously a member of the Historic District Review Board.


Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America
Juris Doctor, 1990

The Catholic University of America
Bachelor of Arts, 1987

Darden School, University of Virginia
The Executive Program, 2022

Admissions & Credentials:

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia State Bar

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court, E.D. VA.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, E.D. VA.

Memberships & Affiliations:

Fairfax Bar Association

Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

Real Property Section, Virginia State Bar