Headshot of Julie Vergara, Attorney at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin

“That one attorney really helped my family out when we first moved to the U.S. Because of her, I set my heart on going to law school. Seeing how one lawyer’s work can impact so many people for the rest of their lives, especially with the laws being so complicated, I hoped to one day do the same for others. And here I am.”

- Juliana Vergara Duque



Received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award at Wake Forest School of Law

Fluent in English and Spanish

Licensed to practice law in North Carolina

Attorney Juliana Vergara Duque

Julie Vergara started at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2020 handling personal injury cases. Originally from Colombia, Julie immigrated to the U.S. with her family when she was young, and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Her natural ability to listen and relate to her clients, combined with her experience helping people from all walks of life, have allowed her to excel in her legal career.

Julie was inspired to pursue law as a career because of the immigration attorney that helped her family receive U.S. citizenship.

As the first person in her family to go to college and pursue higher education, Julie was determined to do great things with the opportunities provided to her. She graduated with a B.S. in Criminology from Pennsylvania State University, and while at Wake Forest Law, she excelled in various subjects and won many awards. In particular, she was drawn to immigration, criminal, and torts, with tort law being the area of law that applies in personal injury cases.

Personal Ties with North Carolina Personal Injury

Julie’s family moved to Winston-Salem when she was accepted at Wake Forest Law, and it seemed that personal injury law was calling her name.

In the past few years, just about every member of my family has gotten injured in some type of car accident where they weren’t at fault.

After her family’s experiences with NC personal injury law, she decided to focus her career on just that. Her experience has ranged from immigration and criminal law to personal injury law, and she is eager to help North Carolinians with their potential claims after being injured by another’s negligence.

“I care deeply about my work. It’s not just a job for me; it’s about the people and the relationships that I build from helping people navigate the legal system. When you are injured and in a vulnerable place, you turn to the people you trust — and I want to be that for my clients. I know that people want someone who will not only take the time to listen to them, but care about its ultimate outcome.”

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Licensed In

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Practice Area


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Law School

Wake Forest University School of Law
Winston-Salem, NC
2019, J.D.

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: The Innocence and Justice Clinic
  • Dean Suzanne Reynolds Award: The Innocence and Justice Clinic
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice Award: Trial Practice
  • Immigration Law Society: President
  • Latino Law Student Association: Communications Director
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition: Shelter Coordinator
  • Ad Hoc Immigration Project: Project Coordinator
  • Immigration Pro Bono Project
  • Education Surrogacy


Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
2016, B.S. in Criminology

five star review badge Former Personal Injury Client, Online Google Review
I am pleased and thankful for the excellent service
I am pleased and thankful for the excellent service that I received at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, from the beginning to the end. The entire staff was professional and proficient in every way. I would use you again and recommend your office to anyone.1
five star review badge Former Car Accident Client, Online Google Review
This has been the best experience with a law firm that I’ve experienced.
This has been the best experience with a law firm that I’ve experienced. The communication was great, -and even with COVID-19, the JSF was still working behind the scenes on both of my cases. I’m truly satisfied with the services that were provided to me and my family. 1

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

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