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.