James Scott Farrin Named to 2018 “U.S. News” ‘Best Law Firms’ List

“U.S. News – Best Lawyers®” ‘Best Law Firms’** recognized the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin as among their rankings of 2018 Tier 1 (the highest possible ranking) for Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants in the Raleigh area.

The publication “U.S. News – Best Lawyers” states that achieving a Tier 1 ranking indicates a unique combination of quality and breadth of legal expertise as well as a high level of respect among clients and other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

The law firm also received ‘Best Law Firm’ rankings for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers (Tier 2), and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs (Tier 3), all for the Raleigh metropolitan area.

James S. Farrin, firm founder and president said, "I am extremely proud of the quality of the legal work we do for our clients. It is gratifying to have that recognized through this prestigious, ‘Best Law Firms’ designation."

The law firms selected to “U.S. News – Best Lawyers” ‘Best Law Firms’ are recognized for professional excellence. These firms must have persistently impressive ratings from both clients and peers. In addition to information from client and peer surveys, the 2018 rankings are based on more than 7.4 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Additionally eligibility in a particular practice area and metro region requires that a law firm have at least one lawyer who is included in “Best Lawyers in America” in that particular practice and metro area.

Attorneys Hoyt Tessener, Matthew Healey, Barry Jennings Among “Best Lawyers in America”**

James Scott Farrin attorneys Hoyt Tessener, Barry Jennings, and Matthew Healey were each selected by their peers as a 2018 ‘Best Lawyer’** and are listed in the 2018 “Best Lawyers in America” publication.

Tessener received the designation for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. Tessener has made this list every year since 2008. He has also been included as a ‘Super Lawyer’** in “North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine” since 2006. Additionally he achieved the designation of “Best Lawyers in America’s” ‘Lawyer of the Year’** the Raleigh area in 2016 for Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, and was selected to “Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite”** in 2015.

Healey and Jennings, both Farrin Workers’ Compensation attorneys, received the ‘Best Lawyers’** designation in the area of Workers’ Compensation – Claimants.

This is the fourth consecutive ‘Best Lawyers’ designation for Jennings. From 2011–2013, he earned ‘Rising Star’** status by “North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine” which recognizes lawyers who are either 40 years old or younger or have been in practice 10 years or less.

Healey has made the ‘Best Lawyers’ list for five consecutive years. In 2015 and 2017 he was listed in “Best Lawyers in America” as Raleigh’s Workers’ Compensation ‘Lawyer of the Year’**. Additionally, “North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine” listed Healey as a ‘Super Lawyer’** from 2014–2016, and a ‘Rising Star’** from 2010–2013.

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** For more information regarding the standards for inclusion for ‘Best Law Firms in America’, ‘Best Lawyers in America’, and ‘Lawyer of the Year’, visit bestlawfirms.usnews.com; For more information regarding the standards for inclusion for ‘Super Lawyer’ and ‘Rising Star’, visit http://www.superlawyers.com; For more information regarding the standards for inclusion for “Business North Carolina’s” ‘Legal Elite’, visit http://www.businessnc.com.

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