Miriah Yanez

“I’ve dedicated my legal career to helping injured and disabled clients. I find it a privilege to be able to use my education and experience to help people.”

- Miriah Millis Yanez



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Wake County Bar Association Member

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North Carolina Bar Association Member

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North Carolina Advocates for Justice Member

Attorney Miriah Millis Yanez (Partner)

Miriah Millis Yanez joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2017 as a personal injury attorney and became a Partner in 2023. She has a broad range of experience in many areas of the law and passionately seeks positive outcomes for accident victims. She also shares her legal acumen and insight with aspiring attorneys as she oversees our Summer Associate Internship program for law students.

Learning the Law

Miriah grew up the youngest of four children in a tight-knit and caring family that valued hard work and empathy for others. She decided early on (in sixth grade!) that she wanted to be an attorney, and she committed to her goal in high school by enrolling in a “3+3” early admissions program. This program required her to complete three years of undergraduate studies followed by three years of law school.

As an undergrad, Miriah proved that she had academic chops and drive by graduating summa cum laude and as a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. In law school, she interned at a workers’ compensation firm performing legal research and writing. She moved to Greensboro, North Carolina to complete her third year of law school at Elon and worked at a law firm assisting with Social Security Disability cases.

After completing the 3+3 program, Miriah received both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Pre-Law from Gannon University and her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.

Practicing the Law

After graduation, Miriah accepted a position travelling extensively throughout the East Coast handling Social Security Disability cases. After five years, on the recommendation of a friend at our firm, Miriah interviewed with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin and has been advocating for the rights of North Carolinians injured by the negligence of others ever since.

“I am lucky enough to be able to assist others in making it through those tough times in their lives that no one can truly plan for or foresee.”

Explaining the Law

Miriah is a recognized personal injury attorney and has been interviewed by the press on various legal issues. You may have seen her on ABC11 discussing tenant rights or whose responsibility it is to pay for damage caused by debris falling off another vehicle.

Community and Family

As a member of the firm’s Social Services Committee, Miriah has run Durham’s annual Running of the Bulls 8K for many years, an event the firm has sponsored for over a decade.

Making her mark in the legal community, Miriah is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Division of the Wake County Bar Association, and the Auto Torts Division of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

When not working, Miriah and her husband can be found shuttling their young children to a myriad of activities (music lessons, dance, basketball, Cub Scouts, etc.) in and around Wake Forest, or sometimes hiking in the countryside. She is also an avid runner who has completed her first marathon and can be found running on her local roads and trails.

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Licensed In

  • North Carolina

Practice Area


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
    • Auto Torts Division

Law School

Duquesne University School of Law
Pittsburgh, PA
2012, J.D.


Gannon University
Erie, PA
2010, B.A. in Psychology and Pre-law, summa cum laude
Phi Eta Sigma: Honor Society

five star review badge Former Car Accident Client, Online Google Review
Thank you, Miriah and Shana
Thank you, Miriah and Shana, for excellent service, follow-up, and, most of all, empathy. You both did a fantastic job on removing the stress by taking care of all the details allowing me to fully recover! 1
five star review badge Former Auto Accident Client, Online Google Review
The team at JSF provided a good experience
The team at JSF [provided] a good experience for me both times I needed legal services. You can be sure that I will return here for any legal services I need. Thanks to Miss Andino [and] Mrs. Yanez for their time and knowledge. 1

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