Attorney Matthew Healey

Matthew Healey joined the Workers’ Compensation Department at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2015.

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 to Best Lawyers in America’s1 annual list of workers’ compensation lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. North Carolina Super Lawyers listed him as a “Rising Star” 2 in 2010–2013, and a “Super Lawyer”3 in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Best Lawyers4 went a step further and named Matthew as a workers’ compensation “Lawyer of the Year” for Raleigh in 2015 and 2017.

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.

Practice Area

Workers' Compensation

Law School:

University of Georgia School of Law
Athens, GA
2002 J.D., magna cum laude

College:

University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
1995 B.A. in Great Books, cum laude

Memberships:

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Honors/Awards/Accomplishments:

  • “Best Lawyers” for Workers’ Compensation law by Best Lawyers in America, 2013–2019
  • “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014–2016
  • “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2010–2013
  • “Best Lawyers” for Workers’ Compensation law by Best Lawyers in America, 2013–2019
  • “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014–2016
  • Raleigh Workers’ Compensation “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America, 2015, 2017
Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Recognized by Best Lawyers 20181

1 Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. For the 24th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2018) more than 58,000 leading attorneys cast more than 7.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” For more information on the rules of inclusion, visit www.bestlawyers.com.

2 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 on the rules of inclusion visit www.superlawyers.com.

3 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 on the rules of inclusion visit www.superlawyers.com.

4 Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.

Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments conducted with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity. For more information on the rules of inclusion visit visit www.bestlawyers.com.