Jeff Harris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Savannah, GA

Harris Lowry Manton LLP
 | 410 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: 912-651-9967
Fax: 912-651-1276
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    An experienced civil litigator, Jeff Harris is a co-founder of Harris Lowry Manton LLP. With offices in both Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death matters, providing representation to clients across the state who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Harris has been involved in have arisen out of incidents involving medical malpractice, aviation accidents and defective products, among others. He has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients, including an $18 million verdict in a case involving medical malpractice. At the time, that was the largest personal injury jury award in Chatham County history.

    Mr. Harris also has experience in business dispute litigation. He is often asked by attorneys at other firms to handle complex trials on their behalf, and he frequently delivers presentations on litigation tactics and strategies. The respect that his colleagues have for Mr. Harris is also reflected in his receipt of a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, and he has been named to Georgia Trend Magazine's annual Legal Elite list.

    A native of Atlanta, Mr. Harris attended the University of Georgia as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1995. After obtaining a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University in 1997, he enrolled at Mercer University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Mercer Law Review before graduating first in his class and being awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 1999. Admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts, Mr. Harris is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 50%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006

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    About Jeff Harris

    Admitted: 1999, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.hlmlawfirm.com/attorneys/jeffrey-r-harris/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Honoree, Elite Advocate, American Institute of Legal Advocates, 2020
    • Honoree, Top 100 , Association of America's Top Lawyers, 2019
    • Honoree, 10 Best Attorneys in Georgia, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA), 2019
    • Honoree, Accidents and Injuries , Elite Lawyer, 2018
    • Inductee, Georgia Verdicts Hall of Fame, Daily Report / ALM
    • Honoree, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
    • Honoree, Top One Percent, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
    • Recipient, The Nestlehutt Award, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Honoree, Georgia's Legal Elite, Georgia Trend
    • Honoree, Atlanta's Legal Elite
    • Honoree, Finest Lawyers of the South, South Magazine
    • Recognized as one of the top 14 lawyers under 40 in Georgia, On the Rise, The Fulton County Daily Report
    • First Honor Graduate, The Woodruff Medal , Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law
    • National Team and Intrastate Team , Best Team & Best Brief, Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of Georgia, Member of the State Disciplinary Board; Committee on Judicial Procedure and Administration; Lawyer Advertising Task Force
    • American Association for Justice, Former Board of Governors Member
    • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member
    • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Former Regional Vice President and Champion Member; Membership Committee Co-Chair; Legislative Committee
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • AIEG, Board of Directors
    • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
    • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Member
    • Savannah Bar Association, Member
    • International Society of Barristers, Fellow
    • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Member
    • Savannah Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • Civil Justice PAC, Former Board of Directors Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Fall 2018 Issue, Co-Author, "Justice for Sarah Jones", The Verdict, 2018
    • Spring 2005 Issue, Author, "The Effective Use of Other Similar Incident Evidence", The Verdict, 2005
    • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Co-Author, "Constitutional Criminal Procedure – A Two Year Survey", Mercer Law Review, 1999
    • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Author, "Board of the County Commissioners v. Brown: Nepotism, Skepticism, and Causation Under 42 U.S.C., Mercer Law Review, 1998

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Bernecker v. AMC et al. - $8,600,000 jury verdict - stuntman killed on the set of "The Walking Dead" Read more about this case in the LA Times, 2019
    • Simmons v. SouthCoast Medical Group - $18,000,000 jury verdict - woman paralyzed due to medical malpractice. This record-setting verdict was recognized as the #2 medical malpractice award by the Daily Report in 2018. Read more about this case in the Savannah Morning News, 2018
    • Jones v. CSX - $11,200,000 jury verdict - wrongful death of camera operator killed on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider. Read more about this case in Verdict, 2017
    • Doe v. Zion Baptist Church of Braselton Inc, et al - $8,000,000 jury verdict - minor molested by a church volunteer. Read more about this case at hlmlawfirm.com, 2015
    • Chhetri v. Michelin - $16,520,000 jury verdict - defective tire caused the wrongful death of a Bhutan refugee. Read more about this case at hlmlawfirm.com, 2013
    • Green v. Moon - $9,850,000 jury verdict - almost two-year-old drowned in an unsecured pool at an unlicensed, unregulated and illegal home-based daycare. Read more about this case at hlmlawfirm.com, 2011
    • Corey v. City of Atlanta, Clear Channel and Barbara Fouch - $17,500,000 federal jury verdict - Corey Airport Services deprived of its equal protection rights while bidding for the advertising contract at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2002. Read more about this case at hlmlawfirm.com, 2010
    • Allen v. Consolidated OB-Gyn, Dekalb Surgical Associates - $4,317,494 jury verdict - patient died due to a post-cesarean section infection and medical malpractice. Read more about this case at hlmlawfirm.com, 2010
    • Mundy v. Ford Motor Company - $40,000,000 jury verdict - woman rendered a paraplegic due to transmission defect known as "false park." Read more about this case in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2009
    • Wyckstandt v. Gwinnett Hospital System - $5,000,000 jury verdict - patient drowned in hospital shower due to staff's negligence. Read more about this case at hlmlawfirm.com, 2008
    • Sasser v. Ford Motor Company - $47,700,000 jury verdict - defective seat back latch caused spinal injuries, resulting in the paralysis of a six-year-old girl from the chest down. Read more about this case at hlmlawfirm.com, 2007

    Educational Background:

    • Mercer University, M.B.A., 1997
    • University of Georgia, B.A., 1995
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    Office Location for Jeff Harris

    410 E Broughton St
    Savannah, GA 31401

    Phone: 912-651-9967

    Fax: 912-651-1276

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