“I derive great pleasure in assisting clients through challenging times. By providing our clients with the proper information they need, they are then able to make well-informed decisions about their case.”
- Rick Fleming
Vice President & President Elect of NOSSCR
North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist – Social Security Disability Law
Recipient of multiple NCAJ Order of Service Awards
Attorney Rick Fleming (Partner)
Rick Fleming joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2002. He became a Partner at the firm in 2008 and currently heads the Social Security Disability Department. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Rick received his J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law, his B.A. from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan and his M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Rick is fluent in Spanish and takes pride in representing many injured people in the Latinx community. He has discussed legal topics at various Hispanic events and on several local radio programs. He is active in the Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.
Following his tenure as NOSSCR’s Secretary in 2020, Rick became the organization’s Treasurer in 2021 and its Vice President in 2023. He is set to begin his tenure as President in January 2024. He concurrently serves as the Fourth and D.C. Circuits Representative, a member of the Board of Directors, and a member of NOSSCR’s PAC. Rick has also served as the former chair of NOSSCR’s Distinguished Service Committee and as a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee for the new members of the 2019-20 Board of Directors. He is a past chair of the NC State Bar’s Social Security Disability Law Specialty Committee, which drafts and grades the exams for those who wish to become Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.
Rick is a Past Chair of the Disability Advocacy Section for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2010-2011) and former member of the organization’s Board of Governors (2010-2011). He has received multiple Order of Service awards from the NCAJ.
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