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Harrison A. Lord

Harrison A. Lord

Practice areas:

Debt Collection, Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes, Contracts & Agreements, White Collar Crime

About Me

Harrison A. Lord is a trial lawyer with Bernhardt and Strawser. His practice focuses on helping small businesses reduce their risks and collect the money owed them, and representing these businesses in commercial litigation and disputes of all sorts. In addition to his business practice, Harrison regularly represents people involved in family disputes regarding wills, trusts, or estates.

Before joining Bernhardt and Strawser, Harrison was a trial lawyer with James, McElroy & Diehl, and served a two-year clerkship to the Honorable Richard A. Elmore of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He is active in the North Carolina Bar Association, in which he currently serves as Chair of the Young Lawyers Division and on the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association's Board of Governors.  Harrison was also a member of the Charter Class of the North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy and the recipient of the 2010-2011 Charles F. Blanchard Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.  

Harrison grew up in Harnett County, North Carolina, before attending high school at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. He received his A.B. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he double majored in Classics and History. While in college, Harrison twice earned the Monogram Award as a member of the varsity fencing team, and was listed three times on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Harrison graduated with honors from the Washington University School of Law, where he received a Scholars in Law merit-based scholarship and served as Associate Editor for the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy.  At graduation, Harrison was awarded the Judge John W. Calhoun Trial Practice Award in recognition of his talent for and dedication to trial work.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Debt Collection: 34%
    7 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
    7 years
  3. Litigation: 30%
    7 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
  5. White Collar Crime: 1%
    7 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Jason Hal Haber

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jason Haber Family Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Edwin M. Hardy

    I endorse this lawyer. He is proficient and reasonable.

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    Edwin Hardy
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Bernhardt and Strawser, P.A.

5821 Fairview Rd.
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC, 28209

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive200707/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal Elite LitigationBusiness North Carolina2015
Legal Elite Young GunsBusiness North Carolina2015
Rising StarNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2015
Legal Elite Young GunsBusiness North Carolina2014
Rising StarNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2014
Charles F. Blanchard Young Lawyer of the YearNorth Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2011
Judge John W. Calhoun Trial Practice AwardWashington University School of Law2006
Scholars in Law AwardWashington University School of Law2003
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBernhardt and Strawser, P.A.2013 - Present
AttorneyJames, McElroy & Diehl2008 - 2013
Contributing EditorEli Research2007 - 2008
Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Richard A. ElmoreNorth Carolina Court of Appeals2006 - 2008
Rule 13 Certified InternSt. Louis County Public Defenders Office2006 - 2006
Summer AssociateShipman & Goodwin2005 - 2005
ClerkBrown & James, PC2004 - 2004
InternLegal Services of Eastern Missouri2004 - 2004
Service RepresentativeWestern & Southern Financial Group2002 - 2003
InternNorth Carolina Attorney General's Office2000 - 2000

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionChair2015 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionChair Elect2014 - 2015
North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionSecretary2013 - 2014
North Carolina Bar Association, Call 4ALL Task ForceCo-chair2012 - 2013
North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionDivision Director2011 - 2013
North Carolina Bar Association, 4All Task ForceCo-Chair, Charlotte Site2011 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association Leadership AcademyInaugural Member2011 - 2011
American Agricultural Law AssociationMember2010 - 2011
North Carolina Bar Association, Strategic Planning and Emerging Trends CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar, Young Lawyers SectionMember2008 - Present
Mecklenburg County BarMember2008 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Wake County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2008
North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Newsletter CommitteeCo-chair2007 - 2011
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Delta Theta PhiFounding Member (Benton Senate)2005 - Present
Washington University Journal of Law and PolicyAssociate Editor2005 - 2006
Washington University Journal of Law and PolicyStaff Editor2004 - 2005
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Varsity Fencing TeamAthlete1998 - 2002
Tau Epsilon PhiN/AN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Law and Litigation ReportInsurance Claimants Beware: Consummation Of A Plan Can Shoot Down Your Appeal!2008
Bankruptcy Law and Litigation ReportWhy You Need To Prove Tortious Conduct To Render Breach-Of-Contract Damages Nondischargeable2008
Construction Claims MonthlyBEWARE: OVERREACHING CLAIMS ESTIMATES CAN PUT YOU UNDER WITH FCA2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, with honors2006
University of North CarolinaClassics and History (double major)BA - Bachelor of Arts2002
North Carolina School of Science and MathematicsN/AN/A1998