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Attorney Coleman Cowan
Attorney and Emmy award-winning 60 Minutes producer, Coleman Cowan, joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2018 as a personal injury attorney. As a member of the firm’s litigation team, Coleman litigates some of the more, high stakes cases in the areas of personal injury, products liability and complex litigation. He is also a Shareholder of the firm.
He received a J.D. cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, where he won awards for Most Outstanding Advocate as well as Best Oralist. Coleman earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and he holds a Master’s in Journalism cum laude from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
While he began his career as an attorney, at about the 10-year mark his career path led him away from North Carolina courtrooms and into war zones, jungles, and mountaintops across the world. For ten years, Coleman worked as producer for 60 Minutes and CBSN On Assignment, and as a reporter for BusinessWeek magazine. His stories covered everything from war, politics, and economics, to sports and adventure. He won two Emmy awards, a Peabody, a Gracie, a Polk, a Sigma Delta Chi award, and was nominated for several other awards.
Coleman has participated as lead counsel litigating successful multi-million dollar1 jury verdict cases throughout his legal career, and in 2002 was selected by Business North Carolina Magazine as one of North Carolina’s “Legal Elite.”3 He has also developed legal courses for the North Carolina Bar Association and has spoken at various legal seminars.
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- Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Attorneys Win What Is Believed to be a Record-Setting $2.1 Million1 Case in Hoke County
- James Scott Farrin Named to 2020 Edition of "Triangle Business Journal" Best Place to Work
- James Scott Farrin Named to 2020 Edition of "U.S. News - Best Lawyers" 'Best Law Firms' List4
3 For more information regarding the standards for inclusion for Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, visit businessnc.com.
4For more information about the standards of inclusion for “U.S. News – Best Lawyers” ‘Best Law Firms’ list, please visit https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.
5For information regarding the American Bar Foundation’s 1% of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction, visit www.americanbarfoundation.org/fellows.