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I joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2011 as a Litigation Attorney in the Personal Injury Department.


I received my J.D. from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and my B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


I understand how the insurance industry operates and find it rewarding to help those who have been injured in an accident.


In 20 years of practice, I have seen the devastation caused by careless drivers and businesses. In my opinion, some Insurance companies constantly put profits ahead of people and ignore this devastation. Helping injured people fight the insurance companies is what I do and knowing that I make a difference in their lives gives me great deal of satisfaction.


I am admitted to the North Carolina State Bar; the U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina. I am active in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and have served on the Education Committee.


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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 20%
  2. Litigation: 20%
    5 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    23 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
    23 years
  5. Car Accident: 20%
    23 years

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Contact info

Law Offices Of James Scott Farrin

280 South Mangum Street
Suite 400
Durham, NC, 27701


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices Of James Scott Farrin2011 - Present
AttorneyHardison & Cochran, PLLC2008 - 2011
President / OwnerGarland Law Firm, PA2000 - 2008
Associate AttorneyKellum & Jones1993 - 2000
Assistant District Attorney6B Judicial District of North Carolina1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Lung AssociationLeadership Council2011 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeEducation Committee2011 - Present
North Carolina Academy of JusticeAuto Torts DivisionN/A
Wake County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
10th Judicial District Bar AssociationN/AN/A
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North CarolinaN/AN/A
United States District Court for the Middle District of North CarolinaN/AN/A
North Carolina State BarN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Creel v. Town of Dover, 486 S.E.2d 478 (1997)N/A
Estate of Aricky Greene v. Country Aire RentalsN/A
Stabley v. Continental TireN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North CarolinaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A