“Our greatest satisfaction comes from making a difference in the lives of our clients. Doing quality legal work is essential, but I truly believe that running an organized, quality organization allows us to fulfill our mission by serving clients better.”
- James S. Farrin
Attorney James S. Farrin (President and CEO)
James S. Farrin founded the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, and serves as its President and CEO.
James received his J.D., with honors, from Duke University School of Law and a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in Philosophy from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. While James’ legal work has earned him membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum,3 his passion is using business principles to try to provide the highest quality legal services possible for the firm’s clients.
James played a leading role in one of the largest civil-rights cases in United States history: In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, Case No. 08-mc-0511 (PLF) (D.D.C.). The case dealt with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s discrimination against African-American farmers, and those who attempted to farm, from across the United States. Mr. Farrin served as class counsel and as a member of the plaintiffs’ steering committee in the black farmers discrimination case.
James is a member of the American Association for Justice’s Leaders Forum, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Public Justice Foundation, and the North Carolina Bar Association, and other legal and advocacy organizations.
James was honored with a 2011 Citation of Excellence Ebbie Award from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and has been listed on the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers from 2013 to 2022.4
- James Scott Farrin Named to "U.S. News - Best Lawyers" 2023 'Best Law Firms' List, 8th Straight Year5
- James S. Farrin Named to 2022 Business North Carolina "Power List - Law"6
- James S. Farrin Recognized as One of North Carolina's Most Influential Leaders
- James S. Farrin Receives 2021 ‘Diversity & Inclusion Award’
- 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Award Interview
- The Storied History of James Scott Farrin, the Firm and the Man, Featured on Business NC
- James Scott Farrin Named to 2020 Edition of "Triangle Business Journal" Best Place to Work
- Rankings.io Podcast: Efficiency as a Calling Card and Getting Tech to Work for You
For legal reasons and client confidentiality, reviews have been slightly edited to remove identifying information and correct typos.
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3 Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Neither the Law Offices of James S. Farrin, P.C., nor James S. Farrin represents that similar results will be achieved in your case. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.
4 For information regarding the standards for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, visit thenationaltriallawyers.org.
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 standards of inclusion, visit https://www.farrin.com/business-nc-power-list/.