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I joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2003 and became a shareholder with the Firm in 2008. I am a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law. I received my J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and my B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to joining the Firm, I worked at the North Carolina Industrial Commission as a Special Deputy Commissioner.


I enjoy the opportunity to help people.  The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Workers' Compensation Department allows me to practice substantive law while helping people, representing them to get the proper medical care and disability benefits to which they may be entitled.


In addition to being a Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law, I am a member of the national organizations American Association for Justice and the Workplace Injury Litigation Group, as well as the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. I was also appointed by North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue to a two-and-a-half year term on the North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services.



Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%

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    I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a very knowledgeable workers' compensation lawyer who is dedicated to getting the best possible results for his clients.


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Law Offices of James Scott Farrin

280 South Mangum Street
Suite 400
Durham, NC, 27701


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and ShareholderLaw Offices of James Scott Farrin2003 - Present
Special Deputy ComissionerNorth Carolina Industrial Commission2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina State BarN/AN/A
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeN/AN/A
US District Court, Eastern District of North CarolinaN/AN/A
Workplace Injury Litigation GroupN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
North Carolina Commission on Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use ServicesMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Blackburn v. Duke University, NO. COA09-1019Plaintiff was awarded treatment, including surgery, to her shoulder
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Publication nameTitleDate
Essentials of North Carolina Workers’ Compensation LawThe Administrative Forum: Successful Motions Practice Before the Executive Secretary’s Office2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of North Carolina, CharlotteN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
16th Annual NC Workers' Compensation ConferenceProcedural Issues with Immigrants before the Industrial Commission2011
North Carolina Advocates for Justice Continue Legal EducationNavigating Claims Through the Industrial Commission2010
Mountain MagicImmigrant Issues in Civil Litigation and Before the Industrial Commission2010