Attorney Vanessa Beltrán

Empathy, Understanding – Key to Effective Representation

Vanessa Beltrán joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2018 as a personal injury attorney. Her legal background is rooted in the area of personal injury, specifically vehicle accidents and medical malpractice. She also has experience in mass tort, product liability, and healthcare fraud and abuse.

She received her J.D. from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, summa cum laude and was awarded the Criminal Law Medal and Puerto Rico Judiciary Association award for academic achievements and leadership. Vanessa earned her B.A. in Criminal Justice summa cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico, Carolina Campus and was awarded the “Gran Premio del Rector” for academic excellence.

In addition to litigating personal injury cases and having a highly evolved background in the medical malpractice field on the defense side, Vanessa also clerked for the Hon. Judge Aldo Gonzalez in the area of criminal law.

“The best quality a lawyer can have is empathy. Understanding what our clients are going through is key to providing effective legal representation. Clients are seeking a lawyer that can advocate for them, and by putting ourselves in the client’s situation we gain an important perspective to get the job done."

Vanessa has also participated as a speaker in various Continuing Legal Education and other legal seminars for health care professionals in Puerto Rico. She is fully fluent in both Spanish and English.

Practice Area:

Personal Injury

Law School:

Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, School of Law
San Juan, Puerto Rico
2009 J.D. summa cum laude
Awarded Criminal Law Medal and the Puerto Rico Judiciary Association award for academic achievements and leadership; Vice President of the Student Council and Secretary for the National Association of Law Students

College:

University of Puerto Rico, Carolina Campus
Carolina, Puerto Rico
2006 B.A. Criminal Justice summa cum laude
Awarded the “Gran Premio del Rector” for academic excellence

Memberships:

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 18th District
  • Puerto Rico Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
  • Supreme Court of Puerto Rico