Attorney Crystal Rouse

A determined lawyer ready to fight for you

Attorney Crystal Rouse

Ms. Rouse joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2010 and handles Social Security Disability claims for our clients.

Ms. Rouse received her J.D. from the North Carolina Central University School of Law and her B.A. in English from Barton College. She has eight years of experience as a Social Security Disability Determination Services Examiner prior to obtaining her law degree in 2008. In addition to Social Security law, Ms. Rouse has practiced in the areas of debtor/creditor mediation, domestic violence and employment securities law.

"I can't tell you how many times people have told me how much anxiety they had about the hearing process," Ms. Rouse said. "Afterwards, they thanked me for making the process more tolerable. Going to a hearing may never be a pleasant experience, but at least I was able to make it more palatable for them."

Ms. Rouse is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Wake County Bar Association, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. She is the current co-chair of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice CLE Committee. She presented “The Interaction of Social Security Disability and Unemployment Insurance Benefits in NC” at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice CLE on March 30, 2012. She earned the designation of Rising Star by North Carolina Super Lawyers* in 2015.

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Practice Area:

Social Security Disability

Law School:

North Carolina Central University School of Law
Durham, NC
2008 J.D.


Barton College
Wilson, NC
2000 B.A. in English, magna cum laude



North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Wake County Bar Association
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NC
National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives


* = To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be
either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.
Rising Stars undergo a rigorous, multiphase process which combines peer
nominations with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12
indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections
are made annually on a state by state basis. While up to five percent of
the lawyers in any state are named "Super Lawyers," by Super Lawyers
magazine, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

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