Mr. Farr concentrates on workplace safety, employment litigation and advice, and constitutional law. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America* and is A-V rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory*. Mr. Farr is listed in the 2002-2015 editions of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite*. In 2007 and 2008, Super Lawyers* named Mr. Farr as one of the top 100 lawyers in North Carolina. Mr. Farr was also selected as one of the leading employment lawyers in North Carolina by Chambers USA*, America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2004-present editions.
In December 2006 Mr. Farr was nominated by President George W. Bush to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He was re-nominated for the same position by President Trump in 2016. Both times he received the highest rating possible for fitness for the bench given by the American Bar Association.
Prior to entering private practice in 1983, he was an attorney with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation; counsel to the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee; and law clerk to the Honorable Frank W. Bullock, Jr., Chief Judge for the United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina. He also served as Adjunct Professor of Labor and Employment Law at Campbell University School of Law from 1990 through 1995.
Mr. Farr has tried cases in federal and state courts in North Carolina and has handled appeals at all levels of the North Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
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