NC Bar Association Recognizes Public Service of Two James Scott Farrin Attorneys with Citizen Lawyer Award

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The North Carolina Bar Association recently presented the Citizen Lawyer Award to two attorneys from the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin for providing exemplary public service to their communities.

NCBA's Citizen Lawyer Award Winners Gabe Talton and Anabel Rosa

"If it wasn’t for the efforts of people who cared, starting with my family members and ending with dedicated and caring community members, I wouldn’t be who I am today," said Attorney, Shareholder and NCBA Citizen Lawyer Award recipient, Anabel Rosa.

Attorneys Anabel Rosa and J. Gabe Talton at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin recently received the Citizen Lawyer Award from the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA). The award was established by the NCBA in 2007 to recognize and thank lawyers who volunteer their time and provide exemplary public service to their local or statewide communities. Past honorees include elected and appointed government officials, coaches, mentors, and voluntary leaders of non-profit, civic, and community organizations.

Anabel Rosa is an attorney-shareholder at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin who actively takes on leadership roles tackling social issues, especially in the Latino community. Her current community and civic activities include:

  • Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic Latino Affairs – Subcommittee for Leadership, Chair
  • Durham Mayor’s Hispanic – Latino Committee, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice – Board of Governors, Member and Diversity Committee, Member
  • Partnership for a Healthy Durham, Member (Durham Latino Health Roundtable)
  • REAL Durham, Supporter/Advocate
  • Durham ESL, ESL Teacher and Core Leadership

Rosa received the 2018 Triangle Business Journal “Women in Business” award and the 2019 ‘Diversity and Inclusion Award’ by “North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.”

On receiving the Citizen Lawyer Award, Rosa said, “As I get older, I see more clearly that we are ALL connected to each other by invisible threads. I know that if it wasn’t for the efforts of people who cared, starting with my family members and ending with dedicated and caring community members, I wouldn’t be who I am today. It comes naturally for me to give back and do the things I do because it’s what I learned from the people who raised me and from the ones who mentored me along the way. I only hope that I can be an example of this same spirit to my own children and to others in the community.“

J. Gabe Talton is also an attorney-shareholder at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Talton is committed to improving his community with a special interest in public transit. The community and civic organizations in which Talton is currently involved include:

  • GoTriangle Transit Citizen Advisory Committee, Secretary
  • North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, Member
  • East Cary Middle School PTA, President

Talton received the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Order of Service award in 2010, 2014, 2017, and 2018.

“I’m so privileged to have my law practice and my community involvement aligned. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin encourages me to look beyond the day-to-day responsibilities of representing negligence victims to the broader world. I am very proud to receive this honor,” said Talton.

ABOUT THE LAW OFFICES OF JAMES SCOTT FARRIN
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is one of the largest personal injury firms in North Carolina and has served more than 46,000 injured people since 1997. Many of the firm’s more than 50 accomplished attorneys have won awards and are recognized professionals in their fields. The firm focuses on personal injury, car accidents, workers’ compensation, nursing home abuse, whistleblowing, defective products, eminent domain, mass torts, class actions and Social Security Disability. Their headquarters is in Durham, North Carolina. Visit farrin.com for more information.

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

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