“I could not be any prouder of Barry Jennings and our whole team of Board Certified Specialists. They are fine examples of our attorneys’ commitment to continuing their education for the benefit of our clients."
Durham, N.C. (PRWEB) April 29, 2010
Barry Jennings, a Workers’ Compensation attorney, at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin was among those the North Carolina Bar Association recently honored for earning the elite designation of “North Carolina Board Certified Specialist” in their practice area. The newly-minted specialists were honored at a luncheon held at the Renaissance Raleigh Hotel at North Hills on April 16.
Barry Jennings was honored for earning the designation of North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law.”
Board Certified Specialists are lawyers certified by the North Carolina State Bar as having demonstrated special knowledge, skill and proficiency in a specific area of law. The certification process for workers’ compensation law requires at least five years of substantial involvement practicing workers’ compensation law, completing at least 36 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in workers’ compensation and related legal fields, a satisfactory review by at least five legal peers, and passing a comprehensive written examination.
Prior to joining the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2006, Jennings worked as a defense attorney defending employers against the claims of injured workers. This experience has given him a keen appreciation for workers’ compensation law from both sides of the table.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, Jennings currently represents workers who have suffered serious injuries as a result of a work accident. He is a member of The Order of Barristers, the Workplace Injury Litigation Group and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.
Four of the six Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation law practicing in the city of Durham work for the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. In addition, James Scott Farrin Attorney Rick Fleming one of only 35 North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law.
“I could not be any prouder of Barry Jennings and our whole team of Board Certified Specialists,” says Founder and President James S. Farrin. “They are fine examples of our attorneys’ commitment to continuing their education for the benefit of our clients.”
ABOUT THE FIRM
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin was founded in Durham, North Carolina in 1997 by James S. Farrin, Duke University School of Law, J.D. (1990). It has nearly 140 employees including 26 attorneys. Four of our attorneys have earned the designation of North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law and one has been named a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. Approximately 20 staff members are fluently bilingual in English and Spanish.
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices across North Carolina, in Raleigh, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Roanoke Rapids, Sanford and Wilson.
The firm’s major practice areas include Personal Injury (including car accidents, truck accidents and victims of DWI), Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, Intellectual Property, Product Liability and Civil Rights.
The firm is presently leading one of the largest civil rights cases in United State History: In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, Case No. 08-mc-0511 (PLF) (D.D.C.), which deals with the United States Department of Agriculture’s discrimination against African-American farmers.
The firm's many philanthropic pursuits include Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The firm also has a matching-gift program wherein it matches an employee's philanthropic contributions.
Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
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