Jim started his firm alone, with just 20 clients in 1997. Since going on television in 2000, Jim's firm has grown to 35 attorneys, nearly 150 employees, and tens of thousands of clients - all in a state with contributory negligence; in 2014, Jim's firm was listed among INC magazine's fastest-growing private U.S. Companies. What makes his firm such a unique success story, is its success with a large number of clients having only injuries which are subjective in nature; a data driven, systematic approach is crucial to the firm's success. Due to the firm's notoriety for operating in a high-volume environment, the firm was sought to provide leadership in from one of the largest civil-rights cases in United States history: In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, Case No. 08-mc-0511 (PLF) (D.D.C.). Jim played a leading role, taking a huge financial risk, and served as class counsel and as a member of the plaintiffs' steering committee. This case successfully resolved for 1.25 billion dollars, with the Court awarding over 90 million dollars which was the maximum amount of attorneys' fees.
Jim received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from Duke University School of Law. Jim also received his Bachelor of Arts, Phi Beta Kappa, in Philosophy from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
Professional Memberships, Licenses and Awards
Jim is admitted to practice law in North Carolina and California.* He is a member of the American Association for Justice's Leaders Forum, the President's Club of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, as well as the Million Dollar Advocates Forum^ and a member of National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.# In 2014, Jim received the Chairman's Award from the National Black Farmers Association for his work on behalf of America's black farming community.
INC Magazine, 2014 Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies
Triangle Business Journal, Black Farmer Award
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, $1.25B Settlement a Feat of Logistics as Well as Law
2011-2012, Triangle Leadership Executive Program
White House Ceremony, Claims Resolution Act of 2010
^ 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 a particular case. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.
# For information regarding the standards for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, visit www.thenationaltriallawyers.org