Law School: California Western School of Law, magna cum laude
Other/Graduate School: Fluent in Spanish, certified bilingual by the University of Salamanca in Madrid, Spain.
College: Brigham Young University, B.A., Spanish; minor, history
During his career, Ryan D. Harris has handled numerous six, seven- and eight-figure cases to successful resolution or verdict. His recent litigation success includes the following verdicts and settlements: a settlement in the case of Gibbs v. SDGE for $2.3 million; a settlement in the case of Lashlee v Nissho et. al. for $2 million; a settlement in the case of Ealy v. Caltrans for $1.6 million; a settlement in the case of Rittger v. City of Pismo Beach for $1.5 million, a settlement in the case of Jensen v. Borst et. al. for 1.47 million; a settlement in the case of Laster v. Smith for 1.25 million, and receiving a $13.3 million jury verdict in the case of Rogers v. Storms et. al.
Harris is the managing attorney of Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Inc. He has extensive experience in personal injury law and litigation. His early legal experience included clerking for a Superior Court Judge and working for insurance defense firms. However, his true passion lies in representing injured individuals and their families against major insurance companies.
He finds satisfaction in helping these less fortunate individuals. This has served him well, as he has successfully settled and/or tried to verdict numerous cases, both large and small, on behalf of his clients. After practicing personal injury law for several years, he founded Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Inc. Harris formed the law firm on the principle that injured persons and their families should have access to the same quality legal representation as large insurance companies.
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Inc. is a premiere personal injury law firm serving clients throughout California. The law firm handles only personal injury cases, and represents only injured persons and their families. The law firm does not represent insurance companies. Harris maintains the highest possible rating of 10/10 on Avvo.com. He maintains the highest possible preeminent AV rating with Martindale Hubbell. He was recognized by the Daily Journal for having obtained a Top Plaintiff’s Verdict of 2009. He was also awarded a 2010 Trial Star Award by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. Harris is a repeat award recipient, and has again been selected by his colleagues as a San Diego County Top Attorney for 2014 in the personal injury/property damage practice category.
Harris is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice State Bar of California, Consumer Attorneys of California, San Diego Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, North County Bar Association, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and The Verdict Club.
Outside of work, Harris enjoys spending time with his family. He has a strong appreciation for art and loves to travel. He also enjoys many recreational activities, including surfing, football and basketball.