James Scott Farrin Donation Helps Soldiers
DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Law Office of James Scott Farrin announced today that it has donated 62 phones to the Cell Phones for Soldiers program, which will convert them into 62 hours of free cell phone minutes to U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“This is just a small way for us to begin saying ‘thank you’ to those we could never thank enough.”
The phones were collected over the past few months as the firm switched smart phone technology to AT&T and the Apple iPhone in order to improve its ability to serve its clients and monitor their cases. Individual staff members donated their old cell phones as well.
“The Law Office of James Scott Farrin believes strongly in supporting the brave men and women in the military to whom we owe so much,” said James S. Farrin, JSF founder and president. “This is just a small way for us to begin saying ‘thank you’ to those we could never thank enough.”
The specific donation included 23 Motorola Q Smart Phones, 24 Treo’s, two Samsung Smart Phones, eight Blackberrys and five Flip phones.
The Cell Phones for Soldiers program was the brainchild of two teenagers from Norwell, Mass. concerned about the high cost soldiers overseas incurred to call their loved ones back home. The donated cell phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers an hour of talk time for each phone donated. To learn more about Cell Phones for Soldiers, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
ABOUT THE FIRM
Founded: 1997 by James S. Farrin, Duke University School of Law, J.D. (1990) in Durham
Number of employees: Approximately 130, including 24 attorneys. Approximately 20 staff members are fluently bilingual, speaking English and Spanish.
Offices: 13 statewide, including Durham, Raleigh, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, Wilson
Major practice areas: Personal Injury, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Social Security, Workers’ Compensation
Presently leading 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.), which deals with the United States Department of Agriculture’s discrimination against African-American farmers.
The firm's many philanthropic pursuits include Duke Children's Hospital, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The firm has a matching-gift program wherein it matches an employee's philanthropic contributions.