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Kenneth Rhyne Harris Jr.

Family Attorney at Monroe, NC

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Ken Harris

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

During his years working for the Council For Children’s Rights, attorney Kenneth R. Harris Jr. was exposed to many different aspects of family law, including its difficulties and repercussions on children and their families.

That experience convinced him a career practicing family law was right for him.

“I knew family law was the most natural fit and held the most interest for me,” Mr. Harris said.

Mr. Harris works hard to develop a personal connection with each of his clients. He sincerely wants to understand what their concerns are so he can better advocate for them and help them reach their goals in the divorce process.

“I believe I have a very good ability to read a client and understand who that person is,” he said, “which helps me get the results that client most desires.”

Mr. Harris is also realistic when he explains to clients what they can expect during their case.

“Expect nothing but honest communication and passionate advocacy from me above all else,” he said.

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Arnold & Smith, PLLC
114 West Jefferson Street
Monroe, NC, 28112
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200 North McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC, 28204
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Posted by BRIAN | May 23, 2022
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Best Decision Ever!!
There are not enough words to describe how incredible of an attorney and person Ken Harris is! He was always available when needed, gave me clear, candid professional advice...honestly I trusted/trust Ken through and hiring Ken was the best decision I made through this difficult process!!
Posted by Pat Mills | May 13, 2022
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Outstanding Experience
Dealing with custody, divorce, separation and all the in-between is an absolute nightmare if you don't have the right attorney in your corner. I can say my experience with Ken Harris was nothing short of amazing. Ken is a great listener and had a meticulous attention to detail while working on my case. I felt like I was his only client, he was always willing to make himself available and handle my concerns with a professionalism that should be the standard for legal counsel. His advice is honest, straightforward, and always guided with a dignified resolution in mind. I know I can be a handful to deal with as a client sometimes, Ken was able to provide peace and confidence through some of the toughest months of my life. Ken started as my attorney and became a trusted friend. If you're reading reviews for lawyers for family law, you're likely exactly where I was several months ago, stop looking, your search is over. Call Ken and his team, they will guide you through this.
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Posted by Sam | September 9, 2021
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I recently used Mr. Harris to draft a prenuptial agreement for me. He was referred to me from another attorney and I could not be happier with his work and professionalism. Even though we handled the entire process by phone and email ( my request) I felt like I was sitting across the desk from a trusted advisor; who he now is . First rate attorney and first rate person.
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Posted by Cheryl | June 5, 2020
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COVID19 Divorce
I used Ken Harris for my absolute divorce during COVID19. He handled the entire complicated procedure with professionalism and grace. My case was kept in a forward motion and I experienced little if any delays, and those were due to the extreme changes for COVID19. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends. If I ever need legal services in the future I plan to use this team.
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Posted by Darryl | October 28, 2019
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Excellent Experience
Ken was very thorough handling my custody modification case. Throughout the entire process, Ken was extremely competent and provided me with first-class legal counsel.
Posted by KMP | October 5, 2019
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Outstanding Experience
Ken Harris and the team have been a tremendous support system during my case. Always available, willing to listen and clear and concise in their explanations of status, timeline, risks and opportunities in my case. I can highly recommend Ken Harris for any family law case and specifically for difficult and more complex situations.
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Posted by Laura | October 4, 2019
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Excellent Experience
Ken and his team have been terrific during my divorce journey. He is incredibly thorough and his knowledge and expertise made the overall experience easier than I anticipated. I highly recommend him and the firm.
Posted by TIMOTHY | June 30, 2019
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Great attorney so far
Still in middle of separation/divorce process with Ken, but still, as a male accused by spouse for "financial abuse", meaning I paid all the bills & now she must pay her own bills to live rent-free in our home, after I was evicted. I was desperate for a male oriented attorney. Ken does not place gender or race or sexual orientation above the law and gives sound legal advice fully in support of his client. Highly recommend if you need a legal expert in your corner!
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Posted by Tim | October 1, 2018
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Solid leagal direction
Thankfully I met Mr. Harris at the beginning of a divorce that turned out to evolve into a nightmare perpetrated by character assassination and lies. He guided and advised me to the best possible outcome within the law. There are no good outcomes for a guy under NC laws, but I believe Mr. Harris knows how to navigate the judicial system to mitigate some damages. I would highly recommend Mr. Harris if anyone finds themselves in such an unfortunate situation.
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Posted by Chrissy | October 1, 2018
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Great guy and great lawyer
Ken is a great guy and a great lawyer. He is very knowledgeable about the law, and the workings of the courtroom. He is also very responsive and easy to get in touch with. Ken works very hard to get the best outcomes. I'm happy I hired him.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Arnold & Smith, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kennedy Law Office, PLLC
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Defense Attorney
  • Council For Children's Rights
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Law Clerk for Hon. Frank Bullock
  • United States District Court, M.D. North Carolina
  • 2002 - 2003
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  • Duke University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Eubanks v. Eubanks


  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Award of Achievement
  • American Bar Association
  • 2006


  • N.C. Advocates for Justice, Juvenile Defense Section Elect. Newsletter
  • Juvenile Defense and the ‘Electronic Juvenile’: Sexting, Cuber-Bullying, and Social Media – Oh My!
  • 2011
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Juvenile Justice & Children’s Rights Section Newsletter
  • From Corporations to Kids: An Attorney’s Transition
  • 2010
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Constitutional Law Section, “Change Order”
  • The Case of the Owner Who Said Too Much
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • National Association of Counsel for Children Annual Conference
  • Sexting, Cuber-Bullying, and Social Media
  • 2014

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ken and I worked together on a case as opposing counsel and I found him to be an able and committed advocate for his client!"
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Monroe Family Lawyer Kenneth Rhyne Harris Jr.
Kenneth Rhyne Harris Jr.
Family Attorney
Monroe, NC
Licensed for 21 years
Virtual consultation available