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Born and raised in Detroit, Attorney Harris began his legal career after he served in the US Air Force Reserves where he achieved distinction as Honor Graduate. At 37 years old he graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a 4.0 G.P.A., obtained his Juris Doctorate from Detroit College of Law in 1991, and passed the Bar shortly thereafter.

He began practicing in his own law firm hiring more seasoned attorneys to assist him with his cases. Several years later, he opted for a solo practice involving Criminal defense, Federal practice, Divorce, Family law, and Real estate (as a former Real Estate Broker).  He has enjoyed a remarkable career, mostly defending violent offenses, e.g. Murder, Car-Jacking, Assault, and CSC (Rape).  In 23 years of practice he has no client convictions in Federal Court where his client was sentenced to a day of jail time.  He acclaims his best criminal work is negotiations during investigations.

He feels deeply for family and he enjoys a successful Divorce, Family practice.  

He is the author of nine (9) books; mostly novels.  He has written over a thousand legal answers online, (free of charge) on an array of legal subjects ( and five (5) legal guides to date.

He has a reputation as a fierce advocate, experienced in the courts, resourceful and successful; often exceeding his client's hopes.

He asks, “Do you need an attorney? Call me, perhaps I can help.”


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 72%
    23 years
  2. Divorce: 23%
    23 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 5%
    23 years



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

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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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 Standing199201/07/2016

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
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of Robert E. Harris1993 - Present
CandidateCommitte to elect Robert E. Harris, Jr. for Third Circuit Court Judge2010 - 2010
Legal AdvocateHamtramck Community2007 - 2007
DirectorRehoboth Corporation2004 - 2005
In HouseLucas Varity1999 - 2001
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