Attorney Barry Jennings

A focused and determined attorney ready to fight for you

Barry Jennings joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2006. He is presently a shareholder and practices in the firm's Workers' Compensation Department. He received his J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina State University, where he received his B.S. in Animal Science.

Since obtaining his law degree, Barry has practiced in the area of workers' compensation, and is now representing workers having suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of a work accident.

"After working in insurance defense as an attorney for workers' compensation insurance carriers, I sought to make an immediate, substantial and positive impact on the lives of injured workers in North Carolina," Barry says. "I enjoy explaining the law and helping real people with real problems."

In addition to being a Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law, Barry has earned the designation of "Rising Star"1 by Super Lawyers magazine in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He has been selected to the annual list of Best Lawyers in America2 for workers’ compensation lawyers every year since 2015. He is a member of The Order of Barristers, and the Workplace Injury Litigation Group, the N.C. Bar Workers' Compensation Section Council, and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

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Practice Area:

Workers' Compensation

Law School:

University of North Carolina School of Law
Chapel Hill, NC
2003 J.D., with honors


North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
2000 B.S. in Animal Science with Minor in Poultry Science and Agriculture Business, magna cum laude

Specialization: Workers' Compensation

Board Certified Specialist North Carolina State Bar

Workers' Compensation
Board of Legal Specialization, North Carolina State Bar


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group
  • Durham County Bar Association
  • US District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist, Board of Legal Specialization of the North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Workers' Compensation Section Council, 2013-2015


  • “Rising Star”1 by Super Lawyers magazine, 2011–2013
  • “Best Lawyers”3 for Workers’ Compensation law by The Best Lawyers in America, 2015–2020
Attorney Barry Jennings AV Preeminent For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability 2

Barry C. Jennings Recognized by Best Lawyers 2020 3

1 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 five percent of the lawyers in any state are named "Super Lawyers," by Super Lawyers magazine, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the "Rising Stars" list.

2 For information regarding the standards for peer review ratings, visit

3 First published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in the inclusion of more than 62,000 lawyers, or approximately 5% of lawyers in private practice in the United States. For more information regarding the standards for inclusion, visit