Harris & Greenwell

HARRIS & GREENWELL, a law firm composed of two lawyers and their dedicated staff, is devoted to a general civil trial and civil appellate practice.

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Firm Overview

The firm (or its predecessors) has a historical focus on general commercial litigation, but its civil trial and appellate practice has encompassed virtually all shades of civil trial practice, including personal injury and wrongful death litigation, real estate litigation, oil and gas litigation, probate litigation, consumer litigation, shareholder derivative suits, legal and other professional malpractice, litigation against fiduciaries, and class action litigation.

HARRIS & GREENWELL is committed to intelligent and quality representation of its clients. Its two principals, James R. Harris and Andrew M. Greenwell, are both listed under The Best Lawyers of America under commercial litigation. The firm of HARRIS & GREENWELL is also Peer Review rated AV by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, representing the highest available rating by that publication, and indicating very high to preeminent legal ability rating and a very high general ethics standard rating.

The senior partner, James R. Harris, is a fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers. That organization is considered to be the premier professional trial court organization, and membership is extended by invitation only to those trial lawyers who have shown mastery in the art of advocacy and whose careers display a commitment to the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality. He was also named a Texas Super Lawyer for 2004. He is also Peer Review rated AV by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.

The managing partner, Andrew Greenwell, is a member of the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. He is a member of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. He has been named a Texas Super Lawyer for 2011 and 2012. He is also Peer Review rated AV by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.

The principals of HARRIS & GREENWELL have roots deep in South Texas, particularly in the city of Corpus Christi, and have a reputation for providing professional, aggressive, and creative advocacy on behalf of their clients in both trial courts and courts of appeal in the region.
Depending on many factors, including the client's needs or resources and the kind of representation involved, HARRIS & GREENWELL will entertain representation on the basis of a contingent, hourly rate, combination, or other reasonable fee arrangement.

HARRIS & GREENWELL is a Texas General Partnership.
Main Office

Main Office
800 North Shoreline Boulevard, 2800 One Shoreline Plaza, South Tower
Corpus Christi  TX  78401

Phone
  • 361-883-1946
Wrongful Death
HARRIS & GREENWELL represents both plaintiffs and defendants. Historically, HARRIS & GREENWELL or its predecessor has represented clients in trial courts and courts of appeal in various areas, including:
-Business Litigation
-Corporation and Small Business Litigation
-Consumer Litigation
-Oil & Gas Litigation
-Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and other Tort Litigation
-Products Liability
-Professional Liability & Malpractice
-Banking Litigation
-Contracts Litigation
-Real Estate Litigation
-Fiduciary Litigation

HARRIS & GREENWELL also represents clients in administrative proceedings, trial courts, and courts of appeal in various areas in the areas of:
-Attorney Grievance

Andrew Greenwell

Born:
Caracas, Venezuela

Education:
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
School of Engineering (B.S.M.E. 1981)
Graduate School of Business (M.B.A. 1988)

Legal Education:
Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
J.D. 1992, Magna Cum Laude
Class Rank: No. 2

Honors:
1st Place, Moot Corp Competition, University of Texas, 1984
Southwestern Law Journal (1991-92)
SMU Law Review Association Managing Editor (1991-92)
Order of the Coif (1992)
Barristers Service Organization (1992)
Best Lawyers in America (2005-12) (Commercial Litigation)
Best Lawyers in U.S. (2009-12)
Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) (2010)
Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2010)
Member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2010)
Super Lawyer 20011-12
Martindale Hubbell (AV)

Admitted to Practice:
All trial and appellate courts of the State of Texas (1992)
U. S. Supreme Court (2000)
U. S. Court of Appeals5th Circuit (1998)
U. S. Court of Appeals6th Circuit (2006)
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (1993)
U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas (2000)
U. S. District Court, District of Columbia (2000)

Professional Memberships:
State Bar of Texas
Bar Association for the Fifth Circuit
Nueces County Bar Association
Corpus Christi Bar Association
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Editors, Corpus Christi Lawyer (2005-2006)

Non Legal Experience:
MBank, Dallas, Texas
Credit Trainee and Loan Officer (1984-1987)
First National Bank, Corpus Christi, Texas (1987-1989)
Vice President
Professional Experience:
HARRIS & GREENWELL, f/k/a HARRIS & GREENWELL, L.L.P.,
Corpus Christi, Texas
HARRIS & THOMAS, Corpus Christi, Texas

Area of Practice:
Civil Trial and Appellate Practice

Languages:
Fluent in Spanish
Education
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

James R. Harris

Born:
Crawfordsville, Indiana

Education:
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana(B.S. 1953)

Legal Education:
University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas (LL.B. 1959)

Honors:
Winner, Moot Court Competition, University of Texas, 1957-58
Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation)
Super Lawyer 2004
Martindale Hubbell (AV)

Admitted to Practice:
All trial and appellate courts of the State of Texas (1959)
U. S. Supreme Court
U. S. Court of Appeals5th Circuit
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Professional Memberships:
State Bar of Texas
Nueces County Bar Association
Corpus Christi Bar Association
Member, American College of Trial Lawyers

Professional Experience:
HARRIS & GREENWELL f/k/a HARRIS & GREENWELL, L.L.P.,
Corpus Christi, Texas
HARRIS & THOMAS, Corpus Christi, Texas

Area of Practice:
Civil Trial and Appellate Practice
Education
  • University of Texas School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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