He strives to provide his
clients with the highest quality legal representation on a personal basis for a reasonable fee. He earned his Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1979, and his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro, 1975.
He began his legal career with an old line litigation firm
in Southwest Virginia representing many of the major insurance companies in
personal injury and workers compensation cases.
He also represented national businesses with significant interests in
the coal, mineral and transportation industry in southwest Virginia.
Practicing in Northern Virginia since 1984, he has
concentrated his practice in the areas of litigation and trial work--civil and
criminal primarily personal injury, automobile accident cases, workers compensation and business and commercial litigation.
In the first televised criminal trial in Virginia in 1992, Commonwealth of Virginia v. Carter, he
and co counsel successfully defended William Douglas Carter, a
Middleburg,Virginia businessman, charged with shooting his wife in her
head in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.
Following a two week trial, the juryís not guilty verdict was
particularly satisfying because Mr. Carter had previously been convicted of the
same charge several years earlier when represented by another lawyer but was
awarded a new trial on his appeal. (Fox 5 Interview)
Over his career, Mr. Harris has served as Treasurer of the
Loudoun County Bar Association; the Membership Committee of the Virginia Bar
Association; President of his local
Kiwanis club; Chairman of the Loudoun County General District Court Bench-Bar
Committee; as a member of the Virginia State Barís Tenth District Disciplinary
Mr. Harris is currently a Member of the Virginia State Bar,
Loudoun County Bar Association and Maryland State Bar. He is admitted to practice in the state and
Federal courts of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Greensboro, North Carolina, he now resides in Leesburg, Virginia with his wife,
Joanna. He is an avid sailor and proud
owner of Blatant Behavior, his