“As a Durham native, a graduate of the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, and as someone who has practiced law in Durham over my entire 26-year career, I am honored to have been selected to serve as a director for our local Bar Association,” said Michael Jordan.
DURHAM, N.C. (PRWEB) July 11, 2019
Punctuating a lifelong track record of public service, Michael Jordan, attorney-shareholder at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, was recently elected to the Durham County Bar Association’s Board of Directors. Along with seven other lawyers in the Durham area, Jordan will join the Board in organizing and managing the Sixteenth Judicial District Bar, beginning in the fall of 2019.
Jordan has practiced law in North Carolina for over 25 years, first at his own firm, and then at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Throughout his long career, he has been a constant advocate for those treated unfairly or harmed by another party, working specifically in personal injury law, workers’ compensation, products liability, eminent domain, medical malpractice, mass tort, and other injury claims.
Jordan says, “As a Durham native, a graduate of the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, and as someone who has practiced law in Durham over my entire 26-year career, I am honored to have been selected to serve as a director for our local Bar Association. The Durham Bar is an important resource for the legal community as well as the broader local community, and I look forward to making a positive difference in my role as a director.”
After earning his B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989, and his J.D. from the North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1993, Jordan started a general practice firm in Durham. Eight years in, a severe injury nearly cost him an eye, and he was forced to close his practice. Though a difficult time in his life, he has come to regard this struggle as a “blessing in disguise” because it eventually steered him to personal injury law.
In 2001, Jordan joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, and was subsequently offered a shareholder position in 2002. He has been a proponent for those in need ever since, drawing from his personal experience to empathize with the difficulties his injured clients face.
Over the course of his career so far, Jordan has played several important roles in statewide bar associations. In the past, he has been a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section Council as well as the Practical Skills Subcommittee. He is a current member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Durham Bar Association, and the 16th Judicial District Bar Association.
His involvement in the North Carolina community is not limited to his work as a lawyer. He is an active member of the American Association for Justice, as well as the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ). For the latter association, he has worked on multiple committees and is presently serving on the Ethics and Legislative Committees. The NCAJ awarded Jordan their “Order of Service” recognition nine years in a row, acknowledging his dedication to protecting the individual rights of North Carolinians.
Additionally, he held a position on the Advisory Board for the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) North Carolina Chapter. He has hosted various legal programs, and has spoken regularly at multiple continuing legal education (CLE) seminars in the area. Jordan also wrote sections of the “North Carolina Personal Injury Liens Manual,” which was published by LexisNexis in 2007. Finally, Jordan is an active member of his church and says that his faith is part of what drives him to help others.
He believes “the most rewarding aspect of practicing law is seeing the positive difference you can make in the lives of people who are suffering,” and this selfless mindset has allowed Jordan to make a difference in many North Carolinian’s lives for the past 25 years.
About the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in Durham’s Historic District, with 14 additional offices: Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, Wilson, and Winston-Salem. Their nearly 50 attorneys handle: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Eminent Domain, Whistleblower, Civil Rights, Mass Torts, Class Actions, and Products Liability. Nine attorneys are NC Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is an NC Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law.
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