Dan Harris is recognized by his peers, adversaries and clients as a fierce litigator with a very level head. He consistently receives client referrals and recommendations from other attorneys, law enforcement, court personnel and many others who have knowledge of his experience and professionalism. Dan attended GVSU undergraduate with an emphasis in philosophy and communications. He attended law school at Michigan State University where he was elected to both Moot Court and Trial Team. Dan graduate cum laude in 2000.
Mr. Harris returned to Northern Michigan in 2000 to open his practice. Mr. Harris has focused his practice on representing personal injury victims and criminal defense. For the first few years of his career, he engaged in both public defense and court appointed cases. This gave him experience in the courtroom and many jury trials in these areas. Mr. Harris was elected to serve as the President of the Emmet – Charlevoix Bar Association. He also was a guest speaker at the Michigan Trial Lawyers annual conference in Dearborn, Michigan on the subject of “How to Obtain a Jury Verdict in a Premises Liability Case”. Mr. Harris is further a member of the Michigan Association for Justice.
In 2015, Mr. Harris had 2 separate Jury verdicts upheld by the Michigan Supreme Court. In the case of Latham v Barton Malow, the Court upheld a verdict of nearly 2 million dollars in favor of Plaintiff who sustained two broken ankles in a work related accident. In a first party no-fault case, Home Owners Insurance offered zero before trial, and the jury awarded $181,000 in favor of Plaintiff. Mr. Harris has a track record of success against large business and insurance companies.
Each year, Mr. Harris achieves millions of dollars of compensation for his clients. He takes the time to learn each case and the nuances necessary to win. He practices throughout the state of Michigan and handles each case with precision. Before choosing any other lawyer, a free consultation with Mr. Harris is worth your time.