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Attorney Ryan Bliss Now A Board-Certified Workers Compensation Specialist - January 13, 2017

Ryan Bliss, attorney with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, a Durham-based personal injury firm, was recently certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a board-certified specialist in worker’s compensation law.

Board certification is the highest level of specialization lawyers are able to achieve in the legal industry in North Carolina. Less than 1% of lawyers licensed in NC are board certified workers’ compensation specialists, according to figures from the North Carolina State Bar Association.

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Storied Attorney Hoyt Tessener Joins The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin - January 3, 2017

“I fight as hard as I can for my clients,” Says Veteran of 100+ Trials

Storied personal injury attorney Hoyt Tessener -- veteran of more than 100 trials over his 28 year career -- has joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. As the firm’s senior litigator, Tessener will lead attorney teams seeking just results for people who have sustained serious injuries and families that have lost loved ones due to someone else's negligence.

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Durham Attorney Crystal Rouse Helps Coordinate NCAJ Annual State-Wide Food Drive - December 15, 2016

Durham Social Security Disability Attorney Crystal Rouse, with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, helped coordinate the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) annual fall state-wide food drive.

This annual food drive, known as Harvest for Hunger, has helped feed more than a dozen missions across North Carolina from Boone to New Bern. According to the North Carolina Food Bank, there are nearly 650,000 people who go hungry in the 34-county area (about one-third of the state) they service in central and eastern North Carolina.

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James Scott Farrin Attorney Appointed to NCAJ Advocacy Committee - November 30, 2016

Durham Social Security Disability Attorney Crystal Rouse, with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, received another honor (her third this year) when she was appointed as an officer to the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) Education Committee and asked to be the editor of the October 2016 issue of the organization’s “Trial Briefs” magazine.

“Crystal is a leader who has served in many capacities and received well-deserved recognition for her advocacy skills and top-notch work. I am proud to work beside her and to have access to her wise counsel,” said Farrin Attorney and Shareholder Rick Fleming, who heads the firm’s Social Security Disability department.

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James Scott Farrin Attorney Re-elected to National Social Security Advocacy Organization - November 17, 2016

James Scott Farrin Social Security Disability Attorney Rick Fleming was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR) for a third term. Members elected him to represent the Fourth and D.C. Circuits.

“The NOSSCR is a highly valuable organization that advocates to improve the disability determination and adjudication process. It has been my honor to serve alongside others in this worthwhile organization, and I look forward to rolling up my sleeves again this year in an effort to offer meaningful contributions to the organization and ultimately to the claimants who depend on us,” Fleming said.

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James Scott Farrin Named to U.S. News’ Best Law Firms List - November 12, 2016

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, a Durham-based law firm with 14 North Carolina locations, 38 attorneys, and 125 professional staff members, received the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 ranking (the highest ranking) for Workers’ Compensation – Raleigh.

According to U.S. News – Best Lawyers, achieving a tiered ranking indicates a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. With nearly 700,000 law firm assessments and more than 47,000 client evaluations, firms are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. More specifically, a tiered ranking denotes a high level of respect among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

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James Scott Farrin Attorney Naa Atsoi Adu-Antoh Was Speaker at NCAJ Fall Conference - October 20, 2016

James Scott Farrin attorney and registered nurse Naa Atsoi Adu-Antoh spoke at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), annual Magic Mountain conference on “What’s Hidden in Those Medical Records?”

James S. Farrin, president of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin said, “We are very fortunate to have on staff a skilled attorney who is a trained nurse – and trained at Johns Hopkins. Naa’s unique medical education and training has been instrumental in helping us better serve clients, and we are delighted that others in the legal community had an opportunity to share in her expertise.”

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James Scott Farrin Attorney Matthew Healey NCAJ Conference Speaker - October 6, 2016

Matthew Healey, workers’ compensation attorney with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, spoke at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) Continuing Legal Education Seminar, September 16th.

The all-day event, which was held at NCAJ headquarters in Raleigh, focused on “Quirky Issues in Workers’ Comp.”

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James Scott Farrin Attorneys and Paralegal Recognized as “Exceptional Professionals” for NCAJ Work - September 15, 2016

James Scott Farrin attorneys Crystal Rouse and Mike Rothrock, and paralegal Linda Ethredge, were recognized at the 2016 North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) convention for their continued community service helping NCAJ protect people’s rights.

NCAJ CEO Dick Taylor said, “NCAJ has long appreciated the volunteer hours attorneys and paralegals at James Scott Farrin put in to support NCAJ in its mission to protect the rights of all North Carolinians and there’s no exception with Crystal Rouse, Mike Rothrock, and Linda Ethredge. They are exceptional professionals who do a lot to support the professional development of their peers across the state; we thank them for their service.”

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James Scott Farrin Steps Up Efforts to Leave a Greener Footprint - August 11, 2016

Employees of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin recently adopted mile 2 to 3 of the Walnut Creek Greenway Trail in southeast Raleigh near New Hope Road and the Walnut Creek Amphitheater.

Adopting the greenway is part of continued efforts by the firm’s expanding Green Team in their pledge to “individually and collectively make the world a better place, do our part to reduce our environmental footprint, and strive to be increasingly conscious of the environment in everyday decisions.”

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James S. Farrin Addresses Prestigious Duke Law School Program - June 23, 2016

James S. Farrin, president and founder of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, spoke at a class on law firm business models at the Duke University School of Law Master of Judicial Studies program in June 2016. He was among four guest instructors invited to the law school, which is ranked #11 nationally the "U.S. News & World Report" Education rankings.

Farrin presented on how a successful personal injury law firm is run, which is a topic he is uniquely familiar with and well recognized for throughout our state. Farrin’s business model, which is somewhat unique to most law firms, is something that began percolating in his mind since his own law school days at Duke University, where he graduated with honors.

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James Scott Farrin Banner Sponsor of Durham’s Running of the Bulls 8K - May 31, 2016

For the 4th time, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin will sponsor the Running of the Bulls 8K community road race and USA Track & Field 8K Championship. This year’s 8th annual race will take place in downtown Durham on Saturday, June 4th at 7:15 a.m. at the Durham Athletic Park.

Every year the Running of the Bulls event benefits a local non-profit, and this year’s beneficiary is Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA). To date the event has netted more than $10,000 for DurhamCares, Habitat for Humanity, and TROSA.

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Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Helps Sponsor Walk Like MADD 5K - May 18, 2016

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is among the sponsors of this year’s annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Walk Like MADD 5K, which kicks off May 21st at the Dorothea Dix Campus in downtown Raleigh.

James Scott Farrin Attorney Mike Garland is a new member of the MADD North Carolina Advisory Board and Walk Like MADD team captain for this year’s event.

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Employees of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Get Fitbits - April 21, 2016

As part of an ongoing employee health and wellness program that began several years ago, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is offering their employees $100 toward the purchase of a Fitbit, a wearable electronic device that allows you to track activity, exercise, calories, weight, and sleep.

James S. Farrin, firm president, said of the program, “Our employees are our best assets, and we are always looking for meaningful ways to invest in them to give them incentives to enjoy the rewards of good health. We made a huge commitment several years ago to encourage our employees to engage in more physical activity and healthy eating. So far, the Fitbit program has been very well received and the benefits are exponential. The healthier our employees are, the more productive they are likely to be, and they can potentially save money on their health insurance premiums. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

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James Scott Farrin Attorney Pridgen Green Moderates at National Honda Campus All-Star Challenge - April 14, 2016

James Scott Farrin Attorney, Pridgen (PJ) Green, spent the week of April 3rd serving as a moderator for the 27th annual National Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) in Los Angeles, California, where 48 teams of students from historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs) competed academically for $75,000 in grant money toward the winning team’s school. This year’s winner was Florida A&M University.

Having participated in this championship herself as a college student from 1998 to 2001, this was Green’s second year moderating, and her fifth year volunteering. At this year’s national championship, Green was part of more than 100 volunteers who served as game officials, registration conductors, and hosts to the students.

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Would-Be U.S. Citizens Get Pro Bono Application Assistance from James Scott Farrin Attorneys - April 4, 2016

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin will, for the third consecutive year, co-sponsor and help provide free application assistance at local citizenship workshops in the Triangle area April 9th and May 21st.

The law firm co-sponsors these workshops in conjunction with the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, El Centro Hispano, Univision 40, and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ).

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James S. Farrin Featured as Attorney of the Month by Attorney at Law Magazine - March 9, 2016

Attorney at Law Magazine, North Carolina Triangle edition, recently selected James S. Farrin as attorney of the month in the February issue.

If you live in Durham or the surrounding area, you’ve undoubtedly seen the “We Mean Business” commercials for the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Did you ever wonder who’s behind the business of “We Mean Business”?

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Attorney Vanderweert Receives NC’s Highest Designation for Workers’ Compensation Law - January 13, 2016

Susan Vanderweert, an attorney with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, was recently certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in worker’s compensation law.

Board certification is the highest level of specialization available for the legal industry in North Carolina. Only 0.5% of lawyers in NC are board certified workers’ compensation specialists, according to the North Carolina State Bar Association.

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CowParade North Carolina 2012 - August 9, 2012

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the CowParade North Carolina 2012.

CowParade is the largest and most successful art event in the world. The event features life-sized cow sculptures that have been painted and transformed by local artists. After the cows go “on parade” around the Triangle, they will be auctioned off to raise money for the North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC.

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Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Donates Durham Bulls Tickets to the Boys and Girls Club - June 06, 2012

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin was honored to donate Durham Bulls tickets to the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Durham, North Carolina. Thanks to the firm’s gift, the group was able to watch the Durham Bulls square off against the Indianapolis Indians on Friday, April 27.

It was an exciting game for the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club to see. While the Bulls ultimately lost, the team displayed the same fighting spirit that made them famous in the movie “Bull Durham.”

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Law Offices of James Scott Farrin announces its sponsorship of Running of the Bulls in North Carolina - May 21, 2012

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Fourth Annual Running of the Bulls 8K, Durham’s premiere community road race and USA Track & Field NC Championship, on Saturday, June 2, in Durham, North Carolina.

Running of the Bulls is an 8 kilometer race – equivalent to 4.97 miles – that will wind its way through the historic downtown area of Durham, North Carolina. The race will start at 7:15 a.m. on Foster Street, close to the Durham Farmer’s Market and the YMCA. During the course of the race, runners will be able to get a glimpse of the different neighborhoods and cultural hotspots around Durham, including the American Tobacco campus, home to the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. The race will conclude with a lap around the track at Old Durham Athletic Park.

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Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Employees Raise Money and Collect Goods for Ronald McDonald House of Durham - March 21, 2012

Employees at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin sponsored a Cup O’ Chili Chow Down on Friday, March 2 to raise money and collect kitchen items for the Ronald McDonald House of Durham.

Employees at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin sponsored a Cup O’ Chili Chow Down on Friday, March 2, to raise money and collect kitchen items for the Ronald McDonald House of Durham.

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