David Hughes Harris is a trial lawyer dedicated to excellence in advocacy on behalf of his clients. He has been in active practice since 1995, and throughout his career has put his clients first, successfully representing those who needed a strong voice and aggressive attorney fighting for them when those clients were at their weakest and most vulnerable.
David is proud to represent clients who have suffered harms and losses due to the negligence of others, including those who have suffered personal injury, catastrophic injury, and the families who have suffered the loss of their loved ones to wrongful death. His depth of experience in representing the injured and their families extends from fighting for injured persons who have suffered serious personal injury, e.g. brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, herniated discs, broken bones, major trauma, etc., and other serious injuries and conditions, to representing family members who lost their beloved child, brother, sister, mom, or dad, to wrongful death.
From hard-fought cases involving a car accident, trucking accident, motorcycle crash, maritime injury or boating accident, and slip and fall, to complex medical malpractice, product defect claims, and construction accidents, David has been involved in some of the most challenging types of personal injury cases out there. Prior to moving to Florida, David worked with renowned trial lawyers in Philadelphia and a major insurance defense law firm in Philadelphia, handling very big, very serious, very complex injury cases.
David launched the Harris Law Firm PA to bring his passion, principles, and advocacy for his clients to the next level. Experienced. Principled. Driven. We have a fundamental approach to representing injured persons. It means, for example:
* Being available and accessible to clients
* Open and honest about the case from beginning to end
* Seeking client input
* Answering questions
* Promptly returning phone calls
* Not taking a fee which is more than the client receives as compensation
* Keeping clients informed and involved throughout the representation
Education & Background
David is graduate of American University (B.A. 1991). During his undergraduate years, David served as an Intern in the United States Senate and thereafter as a Research Assistant in the United Kingdom House of Commons. After graduating, but before law school, David was Field Director for the successful congressional campaign of James Greenwood, defeating a 14 year incumbent.
Attorney David Harris received his law degree from American University, Washington College of Law (J.D. 1995). In law school, David was Co-Chair of the National Moot Court Team and Lead Or Advocate in the National Moot Court Competition.
David Harris is admitted to the Bar, and has practiced in, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, before State and Federal courts. He has been practicing law and fighting for clients since 1995. As a driven and skilled trial attorney, David has had significant advocacy experience. David has tried cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators. David is a dedicated personal injury lawyer and wrongful death lawyer who represents victims only, and not insurance companies. David strives to the honor the tradition of the dedicated trial lawyer known as "The Philadelphia Lawyer."