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About me

I founded the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, and serve
as its President.

I received my Juris Doctor, with honors, from Duke University School of Law. I
received my Bachelor of Arts, Phi Beta Kappa, in Philosophy from Trinity College
in Hartford, Connecticut. While my legal work has earned me
a membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum*, my passion is using
business principles to try to provide the highest quality legal services
possible for the firm’s clients.

Our greatest satisfaction comes from making a difference in the lives of our
clients.  Doing quality legal work is
essential, but I truly believe that running an organized, quality organization
allows us to fulfill our mission by serving clients better.

I am a member of the American Association for Justice’s Leaders Forum, the
President’s Club of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and The North
Carolina Bar Association. I serve on the Advisory Board for Mothers
Against Drunk Driving (MADD)’s North
Carolina chapter, which the firm proudly supports. I
also contribute to and serve on the Lawyer’s Image and Marketing Committee of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.


* Membership in the
Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have won
million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Neither the
Law Offices of James S. Farrin, P.C., nor James S. Farrin represents
that similar results will be achieved in your case. Each case is
different and must be evaluated separately.



Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bailey J. Farrin

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I have worked for and with James Scott Farrin and find him to be ethical, smart, organized and thorough.


    Bailey Farrin Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
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  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    Mr. Farrin continues to impress and provide excellent, well-reasoned, and common sense advice on Avvo. I learn from him every day and that is definitely saying something. I have been practicing for 24 years and have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney. I would recommend him to everyone and anyone.


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Contact info

Law Offices of James Scott Farrin

280 South Mangum Street
Suite 400
Durham, NC, 27701



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in NC, 2002


    Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    James’s comment: “The reprimand was for a minor advertising violation, and does not reflect or involve misconduct within the practice of law in representing clients. For further information on this reprimand:”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Offices of James Scott Farrin1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina State BarN/AN/A
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
52 Law and Contemporary Problems 325Rethinking Criminal Joinder: An Analysis of the Empirical Research and its Implications for Justice1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Trinity CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1985