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Practice areas:

Business, Foreclosure, General Practice, Criminal Defense

About Me

Twenty years experience with issues that are most likely to affect a business' profitability. Help eliminate fraud, waste and abuse by providing professional, timely, cost-effective and practical legal advice. Support to all legal matters pertaining business' activities. Provide proactive legal risk management, helping avoid problems before they arise in a variety of practice areas. Ensure documents reflect accurately legal obligations consistent with its commercial decisions and intent. Assure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and its internal control framework. Represent business between it and third parties in engagements involving legal matters. Vets outside counsel when specialized services are necessary and manage outside counsel when engaged. Additionally, has the personality, and work ethic to get the job done.

Saved or recovered contracts worth over $10 Million, and over $3 Million in lean savings at Lucas Varity. Brought $4.3 Million in grants and tax credits to Rehoboth Corporation. Obtained $200, 000 increase from insurance company for commercial property liability. Helped stop a competitor in matter with stakes over $60 Million.  Ran for Third Circuit Court Judge in 2010.

Admitted to practice by the State Bar of Michigan, United States District Court -- Eastern District of Michigan, United States District Court -- Western District of Michigan.


His hobby is writing novels.  He has published:

Direct Descendants -The Oracle, published 6/2013

Direct Descendants -The Chrysalsis, published 6/20/13

Direct Descendants - Incantation, published 6/2013

Eminent, publish date 6/2014

The Aura is Radical Revisited, published 2/2014

The Aura is Radical Entrapment, published 3/2014

Inspiration's Genius - Prayer Life, published 2/2014

Inspiration's Genius - Praise Life, published 2/2014

His pen-name is  R.E. "Doc" Harris.  


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Business: 50%
    22 years
  2. Foreclosure: 25%
    12 years
  3. General Practice: 15%
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    17 years



Hourly ($225-355/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

45 total 

  • Jill L Rogers

    Aggressive representation and a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Judd S Nemiro

    Professional and knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact Info

Law Offices of Robert E. Harris, Jr.

24681 NorthWestern Highway
Suite 400- H
Southfield, MI, 48075



MIActive And In Good Standing199208/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in MI, 2010


    Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Contributor Award for 2013Avvo.com2013
Testimonial ResolutionThe City of Detroit City Council2007
Moot Court Competition (finalist)Seattle University School of Law1989
Academic Excellence (4.0)Dallas Baptist University1988
Client Counselling Competition (placed)Seattle University School of Law1987
Honor Graduate (4.0)United States Air Force Reserves1984

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
CandidateCommitte to elect Robert E. Harris, Jr. for Third Circuit Court Judge2010 - 2010
Legal AdvocateHamtramck Community2007 - 2007
DirectorRehoboth Corporation2004 - 2005
In HouseLucas Varity1999 - 2001
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of Robert E. Harris1993 - Present
Supply Logistical ClerkUnited States Army TACOM1991 - 1993
Landlord/Tenant InternCatholic Legal Services, Seattle WA1988 - 1989
Avionic Systems Sensor SpecialistUnited States Air Force Reserves1983 - 1989


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
United States District Court for Western MichiganAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Master Lawyers SectionMaster2011 - Present
United States District Court for Eastern MichiganAttorney Member1994 - Present
Black Law Student's AssociationSub-Regional Director1988 - 1989
Phi Alpha Delta Law FraternityOrganizer/ Sergeant at Arms1988 - 1989

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
U.S. Bank v. Sloan [Foreclosure]Court set-aside Sheriff's sale
United States v. Hutchinson [Federal Criminal Defense]All 29 charges dismissed without prejudice.
In the Matter of Strunk (Deceased) [Trusts, Probate]Negotiated settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
Series: The Aura Is Radical Paperback: 436 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (February 20, 2014); Entering and mastering lawschoolThe Aura is Radical Revisited2014
Ethical considerations in Law PracticeThe Aura is Radical -Entrapment2014
Detroit Free Press/ The Way We LiveThe Greening of LaSalle2002


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Business Valuation ServicesFinancial Recasting ConsultantCertificate2002
Business Brokers NetworkBusiness Transfer SpecialistCertificate2002
Michigan Institute of Real EstateReal EstateBrokers License2002
Perry Johnson Inc.Lead Auditor Quality Management SystemsCertificate2000
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Dallas Baptist UniversityBusiness AdministrationBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1988
Community College of the USAFAvionic Electronics Sensor SpecialistCertificate1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Saving Your HomeAvoiding Foreclosure2011
Current Event TopicsCurrent Events in the News2009
Third Circuit Judicial DebateLegal Ethics for Third Circuit Court Judge Candidates2008
Moot Court for Legal WritingMoot Court Judge2008
Internet Privacy, Social MediaInternet Privacy2008
Syndicated RadioFamily Law Divorces2007