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Jerry Bruce Harkness Sr.

Jerry Bruce Harkness Sr.

also known as Bruce Harkness

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense

About Me

I have had 28 years experience in personal injury claims and property damage claims. I have settled thousands of personal injury claims for clients in Georgia with over $54 million in actual received Paid settlements. I am a Personal Injury specialist and I make insurance companies pay. I have the knowledge, the experience, and the proven results to get my clients compensated for their claims and injuries.. I do not practice in every legal field under the sun like alot of other attorneys. All attorneys do not know nor practice in the complex laws of personal injury, liability and uninsured motorists claims. Do not hire just any attorney without finding out what area of the law that attorney pracdtices. With all that said, if you have an auto/truck/motorcycle wreck then contact me and I will fight for you!! 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Personal Injury: 98%
    18 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 2%
    18 years, 2 thousand cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

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    I endorse this lawyer. Jerry Harkness is an outstanding lawyer who I would not hesitate to refer clients to who have needs outside of my practice area. Good lawyer who puts his clients first.


    Alton Johnson Child Abuse Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jerry F. Lee

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer! Bruce is not only an excellent lawyer but one Hell of a nice fellow. My father used to say, you judge a man by the content of his character and not his pocketbook, Bruce is proof this is not only correct but he meets this test in spade, as he does quite a bit of PRO BONO [free] work for the truly needy. I once had a mentor, who ended up on the GA. Supreme Court, the late Judge Harold Banke, who used to say... if you don't hire me, hire so and so...well you know what I'm. about to say. "if you don't hire me [last daughter is in an IVY LEAGUE COLLEGE] HIRE BRUCE! " Aw heck...split the difference, he's a heck of a lawyer and MY FRIEND.


    Jerry Lee Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Harkness Firm

700 Central Avenue
PO Box 700
Demorest, GA, 30535


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199707/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Magna Cum Laude Honor GraduatePiedmont College1985
Summa Cum Laude top Honor GraduateTruett McConnell College1983

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyHarkness Law Firm1997 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Student Government Piedmont CollegeStudent Government President1984 - 1985
Phi Beta KappaSecretary/Treasurer1981 - 1983

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Luke vs. GA Irrigation and SprinklerSettled out of court $2 million

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall (Atlanta)Insurance LawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Georgia, North Georgia College and State UniversityPsychologyMA - Masters1987
Piedmont CollegeHIstoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Truett-McConnell CollegeSociologyAA1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Life Underwriters TrainingLIfe Insurance and Investments2012
Insurance DevelopmentsProperty and Casualty Insurance2010
Annual Conference Louisville, KyLife Insurance Sales2001
Georgia Farm Bureau Managers ConferenceInsurance Law2000