Brief Biography: The University of New Orleans, Phi Eta Sigma & Alpha Theta Epsilon, Honor Graduate (B.A., 1972). Louisiana State University Law School, Order of the Coif (J.D., 1974). Louisiana Law Review, 1972-1974. Recent Developments Editor, Louisiana Bar Journal, 1976-1977. Author: Computer Hardware and Software for Small Firms and Solo Practitioners, Louisiana State Bar Association Journal, 1989; Litigation Support on a Personal Computer, ABA, Journal; Computers in General Practice, ABA, Journal; "What's Hot and What's Not in Law Office Computing," Louisiana Bar Journal, 1991. Practicing Law in 1990's Program, 1993-1998 Louisiana State Bar Association, Bridging the Gap Program. 1992-1995 Member, American College of Computer Lawyers. Member: New Orleans Bar Association (Member, Intellectual Property Law Committee); Louisiana State Bar Association (Member, Sections on Litigation; Corporate Law; Chair, Sole Practitioners and Small Firms Section, 1990-1994; Founder and First Director, LSBA Technology Resource Center.
Mr. Harris has decades of experience managing toxic tort and complex cases nationwide as both lead counsel and national counsel, overseeing cases in multiple jurisdictions. These include the defense of multiple nationwide VCM cases, as well as asbestos defense in Louisiana.
Mr. Harris was one of the early innovators in utilizing the power of computers for litigation and has lectured widely on a variety of subjects, including "Flying Solo," The Use of Computers for Litigation Support and Management, Computer Hardware and Software for Small Firms, and Sole Practitioners, and Solo Legal Practice issues, as well as Copyright and Computer Law issues. He was the organizer and first Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Sole Practitioners and Small Firms Section.
Mr. Harris has been published in the American Bar Association Journal, The Louisiana Bar Association Journal, Nibble Magazine (Legal Bits Column), PC Magazine, and other publications. He is also the author of two books on Computer Law:
The Legal Guide to Computer Software Protection (Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1985)
The Software Developer's Complete Legal Companion (Prima Publishing, 1994)