Brian K. Harris is the managing partner of Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has practiced personal injury law cases since 2000. Throughout his career, he has been recognized for his success from his admission to the Muli-Million Dollar Advocates Forum to his Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas award.
How Brian became a lawyer. At the age of 13, Brian was taught by a successful lawyer. He was impressed by his ability to effectively communicate with the class and the manner in which he articulated the subject. He decided to pursue an education in the law.
“I desired to represent individuals who were less fortunate.”
Brian’s path to personal injury law. Fresh out of law school, Brian passed the Utah State Bar and accepted a position as the Washington County Public Defender in St. George. He managed a large caseload and cut his teeth as a litigator. Unlike many young attorneys, he was given the opportunity to try cases to verdict quickly.
Taking this experience to private practice, Brian joined a personal injury firm in Nevada in 2002. For two years, he gained experience representing personal injury clients.
He had found his niche.
Brian’s philosophy for personal injury law. For Brian, it is all about preparation. He approaches each case with strong negotiation skills and a readiness for trial no matter the case. He has earned his reputation as a tenacious litigator and negotiator.
The origins of Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers. After gaining experience as a public defender and with a local personal injury firm, Brian knew it was time to hang his own shingle. In 2004, he founded Harris Schwartz. In 2008, he founded Harris & Harris Injury lawyers with partner and fellow personal injury lawyer, Heather Harris.
Why did he strike out on his own? “It’s the American way – a desire to own my own business and helping others.”
The highlight of Brian’s workday. Brian enjoys working on each case and strategizing with the rest of the firm to find the right path forward.
Brian in the community. In the legal community, Brian has been an active member of various organizations since he passed the bar and served on the board of governors for the Nevada Justice Association. Locally, Brian is involved in several organizations including Make-a-Wish, the Folded Flag Foundation, and PAWS, a nonprofit dog rescue.
Brian’s proudest accomplishment. “Compensating clients who fall victim to unfortunate injuries as a result of someone else’s conduct.”
Brian outside the office. Brian enjoys spending time with his family, watching (and attending) Las Vegas Golden Knights hockey games, and playing golf. He is currently training for his first Spartan race and looks forward to many more.