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Michael Scott Rothrock

Michael Scott Rothrock

also known as Mike Rothrock

Practice areas:

Litigation, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

About Me

Mike Rothrock focuses his practice on cases involving automobile, motorcycle and trucking accidents, premise liability and animal liability. Mike possesses extensive first chair trial experience in the North Carolina state courts. 

In addition to his busy practice, Mike coaches two mock trial teams in the Raleigh area and is an active volunteer with the Capital Area Teen Court program. He has been a frequent speaker at continuing education seminars on the topics of personal injury, trial practice, technology and professionalism. Mike is also an active member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, serving on several committees, and has a passion for advocating for the rights of individuals. He also is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and serves on the public service committee of the Wake County Bar Association.

Mike is an avid outdoorsman who frequently mountain bikes and participates in obstacle course races outside of his practice. He is married and enjoys spending time with his wife and two German Shepherds.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Litigation: 55%
  2. Car Accidents: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%



Contingent (33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

33 total 

  • Nicholas Michael Verna

    I highly endorse Mike. He knows the nuances about each case he handles and will take it to court and get the results he thinks are most efficient for the client. He is dedicated to the community he lives and works in and demonstrates that through his zealous representation.


    Nicholas Verna Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of James Scott Farrin

280 S. Mangum Street
Suite 400
Durham, NC, 27701




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 (Litigation)American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2013
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2012
Award of ExcellenceCapital Area Teen Court2012
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2011
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2010
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of James Scott Farrin2014 - Present
Litigation AttorneyLeone Noble & Seate, L.L.P.2008 - 2014


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Wake County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Strawns Crossing at Remington Park Home Owners' AssociationTreasurer2012 - 2014
Capital Area Teen CourtMentor Attorney/Judge2010 - Present
Enloe High School Mock TrialAttorney Advisor2009 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2008 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
MIST Cases: Maximize Your Client's Recovery Without LitigationMIST Cases: Maximize Your Client's Recovery Without Litigation2014
Personal Injury Practice in North Carolina (2nd Ed.)Soft Tissue Injury Cases2013
The Warrior: Journal of the Trial Lawyers CollegeThe "Small Case" is No Longer So Small to Me: Using the Abstract Absurd in the Soft Tissue Closing2012
Personal Injury Practice in North Carolina (1st Ed.)Soft Tissue Injury Cases2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2010
Campbell University-Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2008
The University of North Carolina at WilmingtonPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts2005

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Top 10 Rules of Civil ProcedureMaking Discovery Work for You and Your Client2013
New Admittee Professionalism ProgramCLE Co-Chair2013
New Admittee Professionalism ProgramCLE Co-Chair2012
New Admittee Professionalism ProgramTechnology in the Law Office2012
Nuts & Bolts of Personal InjurySoft Tissue Injury Cases2011
Billed v. Paid: Counting the True CostThe "Reformed" N.C.G.S. Section 6-21.1: What it Means for Attorney Fees2011
Nuts & Bolts of Personal Injury LawSoft Tissue Injury Cases2009