19 James Scott Farrin Lawyers Recognized in the 2022 Edition of “Best Lawyers”

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The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin had nine attorneys named to the 2022 ‘Best Lawyers’ list, 10 lawyers named to the 2022 ‘Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch’ list, and one attorney named a 2022 ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the latest edition of “Best Lawyers.”*

Headshots of James Scott Farrin Attorneys who are selected for the Best Lawyers 2022

The hard work and client focus that attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin are committed to was once again recognized by the “Best Lawyers in America” publication. Nine of the firm’s attorneys were recognized on the ‘Best Lawyers’ list, 10 of its attorneys were recognized on the ‘Ones to Watch’ list, and one attorney was recognized as a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the 2022 “Best Lawyers in America” publication.*

Awardees for the 2022 ‘Best Lawyers’ list are chosen by a thorough peer review process. The Workers’ Compensation and Litigation practices at the firm once again had strong representation in this year’s ‘Best Lawyers’ selections. The James Scott Farrin attorneys named to the 2022 ‘Best Lawyers’ list are:

Douglas E. Berger - Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
Brian Clemmons - Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
Matt Harbin - Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
Matthew S. Healey - Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants, Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers
Gary W. Jackson - Litigation - Insurance
Barry C. Jennings - Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
Michael Roessler - Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
Hoyt G. Tessener - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Susan Vanderweert - Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants

Clemmons and Roessler are new to this esteemed list, while Healey and Jennings have made the list for five consecutive years, and Tessener has made the list for 10 consecutive years.

Matthew Healey received additional recognition and was selected by peer review as a 2022 ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for his work in Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants in Raleigh.* Only one lawyer is recognized as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for each practice area and location, and individuals who received this distinction had the highest overall peer feedback for that practice area and location.

Awardees for the ‘Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch’ list are recognized as attorneys who have been in private practice in the United States for less than 10 years, have exhibited “outstanding professional excellence,” and are nominated and reviewed by their peers.* All 10 of the following James Scott Farrin attorneys named to the 2022 ‘Ones to Watch’ list were also named to last year’s list:

Christopher Bagley - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Vanessa Beltrán - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Kenneth L. Bryan - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Casey T. Day - Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
Jennie R. Glish - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Leila Hicks - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Daniel Lehrer - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs; Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
Ali Overby - Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
Chelsea Ragan - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Josh D. Smith - Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants


The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is one of the largest personal injury firms in North Carolina and has helped over 50,000 injured people since 1997. Operating from 16 offices in NC and one in SC, many of the firm’s 50+ accomplished attorneys are recognized professionals in their fields. The firm focuses on providing quality legal services to as many people as possible in the following practice areas: personal injury, car accidents, workers’ compensation, nursing home abuse, whistleblowing, defective products, eminent domain, mass torts, class actions, and Social Security Disability.

Contact Information:
David Chamberlin
280 S. Mangum Street
Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701

Offices in Durham (main), Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, NC and Greenville, SC. Attorney J. Gabe Talton: 280 South Mangum St., Suite 400, Durham, NC.

*For more information regarding the standards for inclusion for ‘Best Lawyers,’ ‘Ones to Watch,’ and ‘Lawyer of the Year,’ visit: http://www.bestlawyers.com.

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