“Susan’s recent certification is certainly well earned and well deserved. She’s a tireless devotee for our workers’ compensation clients, and we couldn’t be more proud to have her advocating on their behalf,” said James S. Farrin.
Durham, NC (PRWEB) January 13, 2016
Susan Vanderweert, an attorney with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, was recently certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in worker’s compensation law.
Board certification is the highest level of specialization available for the legal industry in North Carolina. Only 0.5% of lawyers in NC are board certified workers’ compensation specialists, according to the North Carolina State Bar Association.*
Vanderweert has more than 12 years of experience in workers’ compensation law. She earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
The North Carolina State Bar certifies accomplished lawyers as specialists in their designated practice areas as a service to the public. The program assists members of the public in the selection of legal counsel by identifying lawyers who have demonstrated special knowledge, skill, and proficiency in certain areas of law. The program also gives lawyers a credible way of making their expertise known to the public and other lawyers.
Vanderweert said, “I want to give my clients the best representation possible. Studying for and passing the board certification exam in workers’ compensation law took my practice to the next level. I learned a lot about areas of the law that don’t come up in regular every day practice, but can be very useful. Becoming board certified provides my clients with greater assurance that they are receiving quality representation.”
To be certified as a specialist in a practice area, a lawyer must have been in practice for at least five years, devote a significant part of his or her practice to the specialty, be favorably evaluated by other lawyers and/or judges, and pass a written examination in the specialty practice area.
Vanderweert is one of seven North Carolina Board Certified lawyers out of more than 35 lawyers at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.
James S. Farrin, president and founder of the firm, said, “Susan’s recent certification is certainly well earned and well deserved. She’s a tireless devotee for our workers’ compensation clients, and we couldn’t be more proud to have her advocating on their behalf.”
- Statistics are as of December 31, 2015.
ABOUT THE LAW OFFICES OF JAMES SCOTT FARRIN
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 13 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, Wilson, and Winston-Salem. The firm’s 38 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Eminent Domain, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts, and Products Liability. Five 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.
280 S. Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701