S. Ranchor Harris, III

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina

Ranchor Harris Law
S. Ranchor Harris, III
Ranchor Harris Law

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Class Action & Mass Torts; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1994

Education: Whittier Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022

Ranchor Harris Law

203 W. Millbrook Rd.
Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27609 Visit website


Walking the winding paths of civil trial for the past 28-plus years, S. Ranchor Harris, III is the owner of the North Carolina-based law firm Ranchor Harris. He takes on cases from the Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill metropolitan area, and across the state.

Concentrating his practice on personal injury law, Mr. Harris caters to all requirements pertaining to catastrophic injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents, and complex plaintiff litigation involving mass torts and class action lawsuits. He proficiently handles defamation and sexual assault plaintiffs as well.

After high school, Mr. Harris joined a bachelor’s degree majoring in political science and communications at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1994, he graduated cum laude from Whittier College with his doctorate in jurisprudence where he was a research editor for the Whittier Law Review. For almost 15 years after being licensed to practice, he focused his career on defense before switching his practice to personal injury.

Working with mainstream law firms for several decades, Mr. Harris gained extensive experience litigating high-profile and high-stake injury cases. Over the years, he has successfully acquired compensations amounting to millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. Furthermore, he imparts his knowledge to his colleagues and the rest of the legal community by engaging in seminars and classes.

Mr. Harris actively participates in the activities of associations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates – Eastern North Carolina, in which he is a part of the executive council. His membership extends to prominent associations such as the Advocates for Justice and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

Finding purpose and satisfaction in being able to help victims who were injured due to the negligent actions of others, Mr. Harris commits himself diligently to every case that he takes on. He has received acclaim from peers and clients alike. He is rated “Superb” on Avvo, and he has been peer-review rated Distinguished* through Martindale-Hubbell.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Class Actions, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Torts, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1994, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.carolinaspersonalinjurylawyers.com/attorney/harr...

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Update on Workers Compensation, Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete, 2011
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2001
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates – Eastern Division of North Carolina, Executive Council
  • North Carolina, 1994  
  • American Board of Trial Advocates – Eastern Division of North Carolina, Member, 2019 to 2020
  • Advocates for Justice
  • Eastern District of North Carolina Board of Trial Lawyers, Membership Chairman
  • American Board of Trial Lawyers, Executive Committee
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Educational Background:
  • Mr. Harris attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with a B.A in double major in Communications and Political Science, 1990

Office location for S. Ranchor Harris, III

203 W. Millbrook Rd.
Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: 919-586-8760


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022

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