Attorney Matthew Healey
Fighting for justice no matter what
Matthew Healey joined the Workers’ Compensation Department at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2015 and is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation law.
He received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, also graduating with honors.
While in law school, Matthew was asked to clerk for several law firms. After graduating, he joined one of the largest corporate defense firms in NC, but in his words:
“I wasn’t very happy representing large corporations and insurance companies. I saw how people’s lives could be turned upside down by workplace injuries and wanted to represent those people rather than try to deny their benefits.”
Since that decision, his goal has been “to become the best workers’ compensation attorney in North Carolina and to get the best results for my clients that I can,” and he has made great strides.
Every year since 2013, Matthew has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual Best Lawyers in America1 list for Workers’ Compensation Law. He was a workers’ compensation “Lawyer of the Year”1 for Raleigh in 2015 and 2017. North Carolina Super Lawyers listed him as a “Rising Star”1 from 2010–2013, and a “Super Lawyer”1 from 2014–2016.
However, at the end of the day, Matthew says it’s all about the clients.
“My clients are hard-working people who just want to take care of their families. My job is to get them from that place of fear and anxiety to a place of security, where they have some economic stability and a plan for the future. One of my favorite expressions is ‘fiat justitia ruat caelum’ – Let justice be done though the heavens may fall.”
Prior to joining the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, Matthew ran a workers’ compensation department at another North Carolina firm.
Matthew is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the North Carolina Bar Association.
University of Georgia School of Law
2002 J.D., magna cum laude
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
1995 B.A. in Great Books, cum laude
Specialization: Workers' Compensation
Board of Legal Specialization, North Carolina State Bar
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist, Board of Legal Specialization of the North Carolina State Bar
- “Best Lawyers”1 for Workers’ Compensation law by Best Lawyers in America, 2013–2020
- “Super Lawyer”1 by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014–2016
- “Rising Star”1 by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010–2013
- Raleigh Workers’ Compensation “Lawyer of the Year”1 by Best Lawyers in America, 2015, 2017
1 For more information regarding the standards for inclusion for Best Lawyers and Lawyer of the Year, visit www.bestlawyers.com. For more information regarding the standards for inclusion for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, visit www.superlawyers.com.