Attorney Patrick Clare Banner

“As the son of two attorneys, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer from a young age and started a mock trial club at my high school. I was drawn to the strategy involved in crafting legal arguments and the competitive nature of the profession.”

- Patrick Clare


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Named to “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch”4 list by Best Lawyers, 2023

Attorney Patrick Clare

A talented workers’ compensation lawyer, attorney Patrick Clare brings a strong work ethic and a passion for clients to the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.

Patrick has strong North Carolina roots as a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his law degree at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, where he was the Articles Editor for the Campbell Law Review.

Patrick is admitted to practice law in North Carolina and pours his energy into fighting for his clients. Initially, he started working for insurance companies on workers’ compensation claims, but soon decided he would rather fight for the other side.

“I saw that the workers’ compensation system in North Carolina is stacked against injured workers, and I quickly realized that I would have a greater sense of purpose representing injured workers.”

Patrick also has experience representing plaintiffs in personal injury litigation involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and general negligence claims.

He is a member of the Wake County Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association.

When he’s not fighting for victims, Patrick likes to unwind with music, golf, skiing, and travel.

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Licensed In

  • North Carolina

Practice Area


  • “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch”4 list for Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants by Best Lawyers in America, 2023


  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Law School

Campbell University School of Law
Raleigh, N.C.
2019, J.D.

  • Campbell Law Review—Articles Editor
  • North Carolina Bar Association—Student Representative
  • Finalist in the 2017 Campbell Law School Intramural Negotiations Competition
  • Awarded Dean’s Excellence Merit Scholarship


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, N.C.
2013, B.A. in Psychology

five star review badge Former Car Accident Client, Online Google Review
It was such a great experience working with James Scott Farrin.
It was such a great experience working with James Scott Farrin. I always thought working with lawyers would be a hassle. James Scott Farrin handled everything. They checked on me during the entire process, and they still reach out to make sure everything is going [well]. 1
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

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

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