James Scott Farrin Named to “U.S. News” ‘Best Law Firms’ List

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“U.S. News – Best Lawyers®” ‘Best Law Firms’ named the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin among the Tier 1 Best Law Firms for Workers’ Compensation in 2017 for the Raleigh, NC area. Two of the firm’s lawyers were included in 2017 “Best Lawyers in America.”

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“It is always gratifying to receive this type of recognition. We believe in the quality of the work done by our lawyers, our paralegals, and our administrators, too.

“U.S. News – Best Lawyers®” ‘Best Law Firms’ recently gave the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin the 2017 Tier 1 ranking (the highest possible ranking) for Workers’ Compensation law in the greater Raleigh area.

Achieving a tiered ranking indicates a unique combination of quality and breadth of legal expertise, according to the publication, “U.S. News – Best Lawyers.” Moreover, tiered rankings indicate a high level of respect among clients and other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

James S. Farrin, firm founder and president said, “It is always gratifying to receive this type of recognition. We believe in the quality of the work done by our lawyers, our paralegals, and our administrators, too. And our clients frequently express their appreciation. But it is especially gratifying to also receive recognition based on feedback from other lawyers.”

“U.S. News – Best Lawyers” ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process. The law firms selected to this list are recognized for professional excellence and must have persistently impressive ratings from both clients and peers. In addition to information from client and peer surveys, the 2017 rankings incorporate 7.3 million evaluations of more than 54,000 individual leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers in its most recent annual survey. Additionally, to be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in “Best Lawyers in America” in that particular practice and metro area.

Farrin Lawyers Matthew Healey and Barry Jennings Among 2017 “Best Lawyers in America”
Farrin Attorneys Matthew Healey and Barry Jennings were selected by their peers to be included in the 2017 “Best Lawyers in America” list in workers’ compensation law. Rankings recognize the top 4% of practicing attorneys nationwide.

This is the fifth consecutive year Healey received the ‘Best Lawyers’ award and the third consecutive year for Jennings.

Healey was also named workers’ compensation ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by “Best Lawyers in America” for Raleigh in 2015 and 2017. “North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine” has listed him as a ‘Super Lawyer’ since 2014, and a ‘Rising Star’ from 2010 through 2013.

“Our workers’ comp team is instrumental in helping us fight battles large and small for clients who are injured and in some instances forced to stop working through no fault of their own,” Healey said. “I’m just happy to be a part of that important effort.”

In addition to also being named “Best Lawyers in America” in 2015 and 2016, Jennings earned ‘Rising Star’ status by “North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine” in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

“This honor is really about helping one client at a time try to overcome so many injustices,” Jennings said. “Each time we represent a client, we know it represents one more human being, one more family who can wake up the next day feeling a little bit better about their life. That’s a good feeling.”

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. Six 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.

About ‘Best Law Firms’ Rankings
The “U.S. News – Best Lawyers®” ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 23rd edition of “The Best Lawyers in America®” for that particular location and specialty. For more information regarding the standards for inclusion, visit bestlawfirms.com.

About ‘Best Lawyers’ Rankings
According to ‘Best Lawyers,’ it is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, ‘Best Lawyers’ has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. ‘Best Lawyers’ lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe. The ‘Best Lawyers in America’ list recognizes outstanding lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country. For more information regarding the standards for inclusion, visit bestlawyers.com.

About ‘Super Lawyers’ Rankings
‘Super Lawyers’ undergo a rigorous, multiphase process which combines peer nominations with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made annually on a state-by-state basis. For more information regarding the standards for inclusion, visit superlawyers.com.

About ‘Rising Stars’ Rankings
To be eligible for inclusion in ‘Rising Stars,’ a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. ‘Rising Stars’ undergo a rigorous, multiphase process which combines peer nominations with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made annually on a state-by-state-basis. While up to 5% of the lawyers in any state are named ‘Super Lawyers,’ by “Super Lawyers Magazine,” no more than 2.5% are named to the ‘Rising Stars’ list. For more information regarding the standards for inclusion, visit superlawyers.com.

Contact Information:
David Chamberlin
280 S. Mangum Street
Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
866-900-7078
http://www.farrin.com

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