U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” named Durham-based law firm, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, among the Tier 1 Best Law Firms for Workers’ Compensation in 2016.
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, a Durham-based law firm with 14 North Carolina locations, 38 attorneys, and 125 professional staff members, received the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 ranking (the highest ranking) for Workers’ Compensation – Raleigh.
According to U.S. News – Best Lawyers, achieving a tiered ranking indicates a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. With nearly 700,000 law firm assessments and more than 47,000 client evaluations, firms are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. More specifically, a tiered ranking denotes a high level of respect among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Corporate Counsel Magazine has referred to the Best Lawyers list as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin received the award for the Greater Raleigh Metropolitan area, which extends east to Goldsboro, south to Fayetteville and Pinehurst, north toward the Virginia border at Oxford and Henderson, and east to Chapel Hill and surrounding areas.
“It’s an honor to be considered, let alone nominated to this client and peer reviewed list,” said James S. Farrin, firm founder and president. “This award is every bit a firm-wide collaboration among an exceptional group of people – people who care about each other, their communities, and who are passionate about trying to make sure the voiceless among us are heard and treated fairly. We strive to make that happen day in and day out.”
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field, and additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice and metro area.
Farrin Lawyers Matt Healey and Barry Jennings Among The Best Lawyers in America 2016
Two of the firm’s lawyers, Matthew Healey and Barry Jennings, were selected by their peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law. Rankings, which recognize the top 4% of practicing attorneys in the nation, are based on peer-review regarding the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area.
This is the fourth consecutive year Healey received this award and the second consecutive year for Jennings.
In 2015 Best Lawyers named Healey as a workers’ compensation “Lawyer of the Year” for Raleigh. North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine listed him as a “Super Lawyer”* in 2014 and 2015, and in 2010, a “Rising Star.”**
“I am proud of my staff and proud of the great work they do to offer guidance and fair treatment to those who otherwise might not receive it. It’s a great feeling to know we often have a positive impact on peoples’ lives,” Healey said.
Jennings earned the designation of “Rising Star**” by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine for three consecutive years – 2011, 2012, and 2013, in addition to The Best Lawyers in America 2015 and 2016 designation.
“At the end of the day, it’s about helping real people with real problems, and it would never occur to me that I’d be recognized for doing something that motivates me to come to work every day,” Jennings said.
Best Lawyers is the oldest and among the most highly respected peer-review publications in the industry. Attorneys on the list are selected based on peer-review surveys from thousands of lawyers who evaluate their peers.
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* Super Lawyers undergo a rigorous, multiphase process which combines peer nominations with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made annually on a state-by-state basis. For more information regarding the standards for inclusion, visit www.superlawyers.com.
** To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Rising Stars undergo a rigorous, multiphase process which combines peer nominations with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made annually on a state-by-state-basis. While up to 5% of the lawyers in any state are named “Super Lawyers,” by Super Lawyers Magazine, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list. For more information regarding the standards for inclusion, visit www.superlawyers.com.