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Richard A. Harris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm
801 S 4th St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-444-4444
Fax: 702-444-4455
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Licensed in Nevada Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Richard A. Harris is a personal injury attorney with over 40 years of experience. Mr. Harris is the founder of the Richard Harris Law Firm with offices in Las Vegas, and Reno, Nevada. He handles cases involving motor vehicle accidents, dangerous drugs, dangerous products, dog bites, mass torts, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, slip-and-falls, Social Security Disability, truck accidents, workers compensation, and wrongful death.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Harris has recovered over a billion dollars through settlements or verdicts for clients in Las Vegas and throughout the state of Nevada. He is one of a handful of Board Certified Personal Injury Specialists in Nevada. He is highly experienced with alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation advocacy but prepared to litigate a case through trial when settlement is not possible.

In honor of his achievements, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Harris an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the highest available rating, given to attorneys demonstrating preeminent legal capability and the highest ethical standards. Additionally, he is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an exclusive organization of attorneys who have obtained recoveries of $2 million or more for their clients.

Outside of his private practice, Mr. Harris served as an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William, S. Boyd School of Law and sat on the Nevada Justice Association Board of Governors. He was awarded the Nevada Justice Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Badger Award, the association's highest award for community service. He is a passionate advocate for injury victims and supports numerous community organizations including Project Backpack, Nevada Wheelchair Foundation, and sponsors the weekly video series Spirit of Nevada which has over 10,000,000 views on social media.

After graduating cum laude from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, Mr. Harris earned his law degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. He also holds a master’s degree from Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. He is qualified to appear before all Nevada and California state and federal courts.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

About Richard A. Harris

First Admitted: 1980, Nevada

Professional Webpage: https://richardharrislaw.com/attorneys/richard-harris/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Nevada Justice Association Series on Continuing Legal Education, Patron

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law, Adjunct professor of law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • California, 1980
  • The Verdict Club, platinum member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Nevada, 1980
  • Nevada Justice Association, Board of Governors

Educational Background

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, LL.M. candidate in Dispute Resolution, 2009, 2009
  • Brigham Young University, Bachelor’s in communications, Cum laude, 1977

Honors/Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Nevada Justice Association , 2016
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • Best Oral Advocate, Finalist
  • Badger Award, community service, Nevada Justice Association Series on Continuing Legal Education, 2010
  • Moot Court Honors Board

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Personal Injury Specialist - State Bar of Nevada, 2016
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Office Location for Richard A. Harris

801 S 4th St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Phone: 702-444-4444

Fax: 702-444-4455

Last Updated: 4/20/2022

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