Ryan Harris

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers

Young Attorneys 2011: Practicing 3-5 years

Ryan D. Harris is the managing attorney and principal of Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. He has extensive experience in personal injury law and litigation.
Harris is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he majored in Spanish and minored in history. He attended law school at California Western School of Law on an academic scholarship, and while there, served as an editor for the Cal Western Law Review. He finished law school with distinction, graduating magna cum laude. Harris is fluent in Spanish and has been certified bilingual by the University of Salamanca in Madrid.

Harris’ 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. Harris finds satisfaction in helping these less fortunate individuals, and 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. 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 is a premier personal injury law firm. The law firm only handles personal injury cases and only represents injured persons and their families. The law firm does not represent insurance companies.

During his career, Harris has handled numerous six-, seven- and eight-figure cases to successful resolution or verdict. His recent litigation success includes a settlement in the case of Ealy v. Caltrans for $1.6 million, and receiving a $13.28 million jury verdict in the case of Rogers v. Storms et al.

Harris maintains the highest possible rating of 10/10 on 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 has been selected as a San Diego County “Top Attorney” for 2011 by The Daily Transcript, in the Personal Injury/Property Damage practice category.

Harris is licensed to practice in all California state courts, and he 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.

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2011

This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.

Young Attorneys 2011 Finalists


Oleg Cross

Cross Law Group

Andrew Haden

United States Attorney’s Office

Anna Romanskaya

Stark & D'Ambrosio LLP

Practicing 1-2 years

Andrew Botros

Law Office of James D. Scott

Andrew Custer

Foley & Lardner LLP

Melissa Deleon

Deleon Law

Francis DiGiacco

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Brittanie McCloskey

Law Offices of Daniel Grunbaum

JP Roach

Hughes Marino

Joe Villaseñor

Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.

Practicing 3-5 years

Amanda Allen

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP

Alissa Bjerkhoel

California Innocence Project, California Western School of Law

Theresa Bowen

Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley LLP

Jenny Bratt


Laura Buckley

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Robert Chambers, II

McClellan Law Firm

William Concidine

East Village Law Group

Craig Countryman

Fish & Richardson

AnneElise Goetz

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Catherine Hanna

Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel

Ryan Harris

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers

Sondra Levine

UTC Aerospace Systems

Jenna Leyton

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz

Joseph McMullen

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Julie Park

Morrison & Foerster

Matthew Riopelle

Foley & Lardner LLP

Kristin Rizzo

Rizzo Law Firm

Jason Ross

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP

Andrea Russell

Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP

Puja Sachdev

Sachdev Legal Group APC

Michelle Schill

Martinez & Schill LLP

Kirsten Solberg

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

Tyler Theobald

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton

Robert Williams


Practicing 6-7 years

Alyson Amerson

Doyle Lowther LLP

Ilona Antonyan

The Law Office of Ilona Antonyan, APC

Jimmy Cheng


Bibianne Fell

Fleming & Fell PC

Ariel Javier

Law Office of Ariel A. Javier

Dan Kehr

Kehr Law

Brooke Kim


Chris Lawson

San Diego District Attorney's Office

Kate Mangan

Mayer Mangan

Megan Mazza

Allen Matkins

Ashley Palmer

Robbins Umeda LLP

Rachel Scatizzi

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Brett Schreiber

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Jason Sheinberg

San Diego Law Firm

Sean Stapleton

Alere Inc.

Devin Storey

The Zalkin Law Firm PC

David Zachry

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

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Important Dates

Nominations Open: September 14
Nominations Close: October 26
Nominees Announced: November 2
Finalists Notified: November 4
Sponsorship/Advertising: December 13
Publication Date: December 21


Past Events

Young Attorneys reception

Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.