James Scott Farrin Attorney Chairs Disability Advocacy Group

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Attorney Rick Fleming, head of the Social Security Disability Department of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, has been named Chair of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) Disability Advocacy Section. His tenure will begin on July 1.

“It’s a great knowledge bank. We all love what we do, and can all learn from each other. The Disability Advocacy Section is invested in sharing its knowledge to make sure all of our membership, and the general public, has access to all of our knowledge."

Attorney Rick Fleming, head of the Social Security Disability Department of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, has been named Chair of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) Disability Advocacy Section. His tenure will begin on July 1.

The Disability Advocacy Section consists of attorneys who represent claimants seeking Social Security disability benefits. The committee is very active in pursuing legislation that would benefit Social Security claimants, as well as providing continuing educational opportunities to its members.

An overall goal of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) is to improve its education and outreach initiatives. Fleming says the Disability Advocacy Section shares that goal as well.

“One of our primary missions is to educate our members, as well as reach out to the public and medical community,” he said.

“It’s a great knowledge bank. We all love what we do, and can all learn from each other. The Disability Advocacy Section is invested in sharing its knowledge to make sure all of our membership, and the general public, has access to all of our knowledge. It is a very giving community.”

Attorney Rick Fleming joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2002 and became a shareholder in 2008. He has earned recognition by the North Carolina State Bar as a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. He is bilingual, fluent in both Spanish and English.

He has been active in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) Disability Advocacy Section for many years, serving as Secretary in 2008, Vice Chair in 2009, and Co-Chair of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee from 2004 to 2008. He is a former member of both the Workers’ Compensation and Auto Torts sections.

Other organizations he is involved with include the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) and the American Association for Justice (AAJ).

About the Firm:

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford and Wilson. The firm’s 27 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Four of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations and an active employee matching donation program.

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