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Merger Forms Farris & Thomas In Wilson

October 17, 2019

Longtime NCAJ member Robert Farris Jr. and his cousin and fellow Wilson attorney Allen Thomas have merged their firms to create Farris & Thomas. The merger of Thomas Law and Farris & Farris took effect Oct. 1. “This is a re-emergence, a return to where we all started, “ Bob Farris said.  “My dad and Allen set a very high standard of service to Wilson and throughout our area many, many decades ago. The time is right for us to formally get back together as we work to provide quality representation for our clients.”Robert Farris Sr. is a legend among Wilson attorneys. After serving in the Pacific as a PT boat commander in World War II and then finishing law school at the University of North Carolina, he set up a one man law firm in downtown Wilson in 1948. Farris soon became known throughout the state for his extraordinary trial skills and willingness to defend those even in the most unpopular situations. Bob Farris joined his dad and Thomas in 1971.The firm handles a broad range of cases in areas such as personal injury, criminal, major civil, domestic, workers’ compensation, contracts, wills and estates, and appeals. Farris & Thomas will maintain both firms’ phone numbers, (252) 291-1000 and (252) 243-3000. Find them online at