Warning symbol

We have taken steps to try to ensure safety through the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more here.

×

"TELL THEM YOU MEAN BUSINESS" | 1-866-900-7078

Chris Bagley

“Clients often have enormous, life-altering burdens that can be remedied only through the law. I enjoy trying to find a creative solution using underutilized statutes and judicial doctrines to try to get my clients what they need to get back on their feet.”

-Christopher Bagley

christopher.bagley@farrin.com

919.328.4224

“Clients often have enormous, life-altering burdens that can be remedied only through the law. I enjoy trying to find a creative solution using underutilized statutes and judicial doctrines to try to get my clients what they need to get back on their feet.”

-Christopher Bagley

christopher.bagley@farrin.com

919.328.4224

five star review badge Former Car Accident client, Online Google Review
James Scott Farrin's team was so helpful
James Scott Farrin's team was so helpful and so responsive to all my questions and kept me very aware of everything that went on with my case from day one. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone. … They had patience and gave me straight up honest answers to everything I wanted to know. 1
five star review badge Former Automobile Accident Client, Online Google Review
I love the staff at James Scott Farrin.
I love the staff at James Scott Farrin. They are organized, nice, [and] friendly, and they seem to be very family-oriented. I've just recently referred another client to them because I know they will take care of her. 1

For legal reasons and client confidentiality, reviews have been slightly edited to remove identifying information and correct typos.

Attorney Christopher Bagley


Chris Bagley joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2017 and focuses on consumer protection and personal injury cases. He became an attorney, in large part, because he wanted to directly serve clients with tangible and pressing needs.

For example, Chris helped establish that a trucking accident victim was in a common-law marriage, helping to clear the way for a $1.26 million recovery for his widow and their children.1

He has also represented more than 150 plaintiffs in litigation against a for-profit law school and its corporate owners. Chris and a team of attorneys from JSF, along with an allied firm, recently obtained court approval for and supervised distribution of a $1,200,000 class settlement for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by a debt collector.1

Before joining the firm, Chris had a twelve-year career in business journalism and public relations, including two years as a legal affairs reporter in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region.

Chris earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill and a Master of Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. He received a B.A. in Economics from Davidson College in Davidson, NC.

As an editor and executive board member of UNC Law’s North Carolina Journal of International Law, Chris received the Seymour Wurfel Award, which honors one executive board member for outstanding contributions to the journal. He was also a member of the Holderness Moot Court organization’s client counseling team and judges’ chair for Holderness’s J. Braxton Craven moot court competition.

Chris is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and is admitted to practice in U.S. District Court for both the Middle District and Eastern District of North Carolina, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Chris is a board member of the North Carolina Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society. He is a member of the Public Justice Foundation, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and the Consumer Protection, and the Consumer/Commercial Rights Section of North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Chris is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (US) through the International Association for Privacy Professionals, a resource on privacy law and best practices for attorneys and professionals in medicine, human resources, and other fields.

Chris is an avid cyclist who leads rides for a Research Triangle-based cycling club that raises money to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is a board member of Triangle Bikeworks, a local nonprofit group that organizes week-long bicycle tours of historic regions with young adults from underserved communities. He is also an amateur chef and a proud uncle to three nieces and a nephew. A native English speaker, Chris is fluent in German and proficient in Japanese and French.

Read More


Licensed in

  • North Carolina

Practice Area

  • Personal Injury
  • Consumer Protection
  • Construction Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Mass Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Estate Disputes
  • Whistleblower Claims

Honors/Awards/
Accomplishments

  • “Rising Star”6 by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, 2021
  • “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch”4 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs by Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers as among the “Ones to Watch” as up-and-comers in the legal profession for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs3
  • Served as co-counsel and helped to obtain $1.2 million in (gross) relief for a class of plaintiffs that alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by a debt collector1
  • North Carolina Journal of International Law, received Seymour Wurfel Award, which honors one Executive Board member for outstanding contributions to the journal
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Certified Information Privacy Professional (U.S.)
  • Won regional journalism society’s “Best Business Story” in 2007 for uncovering $40 million real estate fraud in Riverside County, California

Memberships

  • Board member, North Carolina Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society.
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Innovating Across Borders: Why Entrepreneur Visas Require Transnational Coordination, 41 N.C. J. INT’L L. 919 (2016)
  • Triangle Business Journal. Legal/business writer covering litigation, compliance, and the legal-services industry
  • International Center for Journalists, Vienna, Austria. As an Exchange Fellow, reported for Format, a German-language business magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, and other U.S. publications
  • North County Times and several other newspapers in California, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. Reported on industries including energy and manufacturing

Law School

University of North Carolina School of Law
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2016 J.D.

College

University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism
Berkeley, California
2004, M.J.

Davidson College
Davidson, North Carolina
1998, B.A. in Economics

3For more information regarding the standards for inclusion for Best Lawyers, visit www.bestlawyers.com.

4For more information regarding the standards for inclusion for “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch’” visit:  www.bestlawyers.com.

5For more information about the standards of inclusion for “U.S. News – Best Lawyers” ‘Best Law Firms’ list, please visit https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

6For more information regarding the standards for inclusion for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, visit www.superlawyers.com.