Four James Scott Farrin Attorneys Named to 2020 “Best Lawyers in…

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“I could not be prouder of these attorneys and all they have achieved. Along with our other 40 plus attorneys, they bring enormous skill and commitment to bear for our clients,” said firm President James S. Farrin.

According to bestlawyers.com, since its first publication in 1983, “Best Lawyers” has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. “Best Lawyers” lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the 2020 Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 62,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition.

The 2020 “Best Lawyers in America”* marks the first year Jackson is included in the list, adding to the lengthy list of awards he’s received in his 39+ year career. He received the distinction of “Best Lawyers”* in the area of Litigation – Insurance. Not only that, but “North Carolina Super Lawyers”* magazine has designated Jackson a North Carolina "Super Lawyer"* for Class Actions and Mass Torts from 2006 to 2019. Since 2011, he has been recognized as a Fellow* of the American Bar Foundation, which represents the top 1% of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. He is a charter fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and holds an AV pre-eminent rating (the highest peer-review rating) from Martindale-Hubbell.*

Every year since 2008, Tessener has been named to “The Best Lawyers in America”* list. This year, he again received distinctions for two categories: Personal Injury – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. Tessener was also selected to be included as a “Super Lawyer”* in “North Carolina Super Lawyers”* magazine from 2006–2019. In 2015, “Business North Carolina”* named him among the "Legal Elite."* In addition, he was designated “Best Lawyers”* 2016 Product Liability Litigation “Lawyer of the Year”* in the Raleigh area.

For the eighth consecutive year in a row, Healey, a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law, received the 2020 “Best Lawyers in America”* distinction in both the areas of Workers’ Compensation – Claimants and Workers’ Compensation – Employers. Healey was named a workers’ compensation “Lawyer of the Year”* by the same organization for Raleigh in 2015 and 2017. “North Carolina Super Lawyers”* listed him as a “Rising Star”* from 2010–2013, and a “Super Lawyer”* from 2014–2016.

This is the sixth consecutive year that Jennings, also a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law, received the distinction of “Best Lawyers in America”* in the area of Workers’ Compensation – Claimants. “North Carolina Super Lawyers”* magazine named Barry a "Rising Star"* in 2011 to 2013.

“I could not be prouder of these attorneys and all they have achieved,” said firm President James S. Farrin. “Along with our other 40 plus attorneys, they bring enormous skill and commitment to bear for our clients.”

*For more information about the standards for inclusion for “Best Lawyers in America,” visit bestlawyers.com. For information regarding the standards for inclusion for “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars,” visit http://www.superlawyers.com. For information regarding the standards for inclusion for “Business North Carolina’s” ‘Legal Elite,’ visit http://www.businessnc.com. For information regarding the standards for inclusion in Martindale Hubbell peer review ratings, visit http://www.martindale.com. For information regarding the American Bar Foundation’s 1% of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction, visit http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/fellows.

About the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, with 14 additional offices statewide: Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, Wilson, and Winton-Salem. Their nearly 50 attorneys focus on Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, Eminent Domain, Whistleblower, Civil Rights, Mass Torts, and Products Liability. Nine attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The firm is involved in the community, including sponsorship of philanthropic organizations.

Contact Information:
David Chamberlin
280 S. Magnum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
866-900-7078
http://www.farrin.com

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