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John Alexander Harris

John Alexander Harris IV

also known as Sean Harris

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Aviation

John Harris

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About Me

Sean Harris is a partner with Kitrick, Lewis, & Harris Co., LPA in Columbus, Ohio.  He is rated “AV” by Martindale Hubble, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers.  Sean practices exclusively in the area of plaintiff’s wrongful death, product liability, and personal injury litigation.  Since 2003, he has served on the Board of Trustees of both the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ) and the Central Ohio Association for Justice (COAJ). He is also the author of FailSafeByDesign.com – The Ohio Product Liability Blog. 


Sean earned his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law, where he was a finalist in the ATLA (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Competition.  He also earned the CALI Award in Trial Practice.  During law school, Sean clerked for the firm of Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A.  Before law school, Sean graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a triple major in Philosophy, Geography, and Environmental Studies.  While in college, he was a member of OWU’s comedy improv troupe.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Personal Injury: 65%
    14 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
    14 years
  3. Aviation: 10%
    14 years

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Peter George Friedmann

    I endorse Sean. He is an excellent attorney, and very well respected in the community.

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    Peter Friedmann Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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Contact Info

Kitrick, Lewis, & Harris Co., L.P.A.

445 Hutchison Ave
Suite 100
Columbus, OH, 43235-8630

Kitrick, Lewis, & Harris Co., LPA

445 Hutchinson Avenue
Suite 100
Columbus, OH, 43235

Kitrick, Lewis, & Harris Co., LPA

445 Hutchinson Avenue
Suite 100
Columbus, OH, 43235

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive200004/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
President's AwardCentral Ohio Association for Justice2013
President's AwardCentral Ohio Association for Justice2011
Distinguished Service AwardOhio Association for Justice2007
Best LawyerBest LawyersN/A
Super LawyerOhio Super LawyersN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
To 40 Under 40The National Trial LawyersN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKitrick, Lewis, & Harris, Co. LPA2007 - Present
AssociateKitrick & Lewis, Co. LPA2000 - 2007
Law ClerkFrank A. Ray Co., LPA1998 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ohio Association for JusticeProducts Liability Section ChairN/A
Ohio Association for JusticeNegligence Law Section ChairN/A
Central Ohio Association for JusticeVice PresidentN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Morgenstern v. Cincinnati Ins.Insurance coverage found for the Estate
Grange v. Laughlin, 2013-Ohio-4447Trial court's judgment affirmed, finding that decedent was not an "employee," and therefore, insurance coverage applied.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State UniversityLawlaw2000
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityPhilosophy, Geography, & Environmental StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trial Skills InstituteVoir Dire Demonstration2012
NBI SeminarDemonstrating Damages in Personal Injury Cases2012
NBI Seminar(Over)Preparing for Underinsured Motorists Cases2011
SEOLS ConferenceMaking Damages Real2010
OAJ Insurance Law SeminarRefuting & Rolling with Robinson v. Bates2009
COAJ SeminarJust Cause: Deselecting Biased Jurors by Statute2008