Faith Herndon grew up in Durham on a family farm. She attended Yale University, receiving her B.A. in 1981 and her M.A. in 1984. In 1988 Faith received her J.D. from New York University Law School, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hayes Fellow.
After receiving her law degree, Faith worked for a labor and civil rights law firm in Bombay, India and then held a clerkship with Hon. Judge James B. McMillan in the Federal District Court in Charlotte, North Carolina. She returned to the Triangle in 1991, where she has specialized employment, workers compensation and disability law. Before forming this firm in 2000, she practiced with Patterson Harkavy & Lawrence (now Patterson Harkavy LLP) and the Law Office of Robin Hudson.
Faith has been awarded an AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell’s national attorney rating process (signifying a rating by other attorneys “at the highest level of professional excellence”) and has been named to North Carolina Business Magazine’s top attorneys in the state.
Faith is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. She has served as chair of the Employment Law Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Workers Compensation Section of that same organization. She is a frequent speaker at legal seminars on employment and workers compensation issues. Outside of her practice, Faith tries to help her two teenagers grow into sensible adults, plays piano in a chamber music ensemble (and yearns to learn jazz), and loves to hike and travel.