Attorney Rick Fleming (Shareholder)
Rick Fleming joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2002. He became a shareholder at the firm in 2008 and currently heads the Social Security 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.
Rick is the Fourth and D.C. Circuits Representative for the NOSSCR Board of Directors, and is a former Chair of NOSSCR’s Distinguished Service Committee.* He was appointed to the Nominations and Elections Committee of NOSSCR to help choose the new members of the 2019–2020 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.
- James Scott Farrin Attorney Rick Fleming Re-Elected to NOSSCR Board of Directors
- NC Advocates for Justice Decorates Four James Scott Farrin Attorneys with Award for Outstanding Service
- James Scott Farrin Named to 2020 Edition of "U.S. News - Best Lawyers" 'Best Law Firms' List3
- Why Aren’t I Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?
- Social Security Disability Attorney Rick Fleming Answers Client Concerns
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* Denotes Inactive Member
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