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Bruce Harkness Sr.

Personal injury Attorney at Demorest, GA

5.0   94 reviews

also known as Jerry Bruce Harkness Sr.

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Bruce

Learn Bruce’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Personal injury
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    I have over 30 total years experience in personal injury claims. I ONLY handle car wrecks, motorcycle wrecks and truck wrecks. By only handling wrecks, I can concentrate on all my clients and their cases without having to worry about distractions like divorces and pushing paperwork. I never "rush" my clients to a quick settlement. I want my clients to be properly diagnosed for every possible injury and then properly treated before settlement. Experience matters!! I will be honored to serve you.

    27 years, 5,000 cases

I have had over 35 years experience in personal injury claims and property damage claims. I have settled thousands of personal injury claims for clients in Georgia with over $100 million in actual received Paid settlements. I am a Personal Injury Expert 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 pracrices.  If you have an auto or big truck or motorcycle wreck then contact me and I will fight for you because ALL I DO IS CAR WRECKS !

 

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Location

The Harkness Firm
700 Central Avenue
PO Box 700
Demorest, GA, 30535
Bruce Harkness Attorney at Law
12 W. Currahee Street
Toccoa, GA, 30535
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Reviews

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Posted by Shannon | June 22, 2024
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Awesome Service
Mr. Harkness and his staff did an amazing job with my case. They kept me up to date during the entire process. They were all supportive and patient. They answered all my questions. I didn't have to worry about anything because they took care of everything. Rebecca, who took care of my case, was awesome! She was there for me from start to finish. I can't say enough about how great they were. If you are in an accident and need legal assistance call the office of Bruce Harkness. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Michelle | June 21, 2024
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Great attorneys!!
Rebecca and Bruce and the whole team are amazing!! They worked really hard to help me get better and get me through a rough accident. They worked hard to get me some compensation for my injuries. I will absolutely come back if I ever need them again (hopefully not). And absolutely recommend if you ever find yourself needing an excellent team.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2024
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Absolutely amazing
This law firm was phenomenal to work with. I cannot say enough about Rebecca. She was so professional and on top of everything, The whole process went smoothly and effortlessly and I am very pleased with the outcome. I would highly recommend this law firm.
Posted by Paloma Jade | June 12, 2024
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Absolutely the best!!
Took care of everything for us. Great staff. They helped us alot with everything and contacted us in a very timely manner
Posted by Rodney | May 31, 2024
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Awesome
They was very helpful and nice!! Kept me updated on everything and answered any questions I had at any time!!
Posted by Kenneth | May 20, 2024
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Great service Great care
Back in September 2023 I was involved in a rollover accident out of state and within that week my wife and I were involved in a head on collision locally. Due to our injuries and loss of our vehicle and what seemed like an eternity of legal questions I gave Harkness Law Firm a call to assist us with everything, Bruce and his assistant came out to our house to discuss the case and the mounting pile of legal questions that we had. After meeting with us Bruce and his staff took our case and went to work immediately. Through the whole process they advised us on medical treatment and legal formalities in the best interest of my wife and myself. The whole process was made so pleasant by one member of Bruce’s staff (Rebecca) she was always just a phone call away and would answer any question or take care of any problem that presented itself (Thank You Rebecca). Within a short period of time Harkness Law Firm was able to navigate our medical needs, medical billing as well as our peace of mind and was able to make a satisfactory settlement taking care of all our medical needs and treatment.
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Posted by Toni | April 12, 2024
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Car accident
Bruce and his staff are great to have on your side. They were very friendly and helpful.
Posted by Stephanie | April 12, 2024
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Car accident
Bruce and his whole office was so amazing and done everything! They are friendly and will help you the best way they can.
Posted by Katherine | October 25, 2023
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Excellent Lawyer!
Been coming to Bruce Harkness Law Firm for many years now and my family, it’s always been great help. Bruce and Adam are wonderful!
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2023
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Harkness Law Firm
I really appreciate Mr. Harkness and his team for their help through this process. Honest and dependable work, I’m thankful for their help.
Posted by Landon | September 25, 2023
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Bruce is the best lawyer you can ever have!!
Bruce is the best lawyer you can hire!!! he works hard and never gives up for his clients.
Posted by Debbie | September 15, 2023
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Debbie Wade law suit
They was very good at keeping me updated with the information. They were very nice and settled my case the way I wanted
Posted by Silvia G Sánchez | August 31, 2023
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Mrs
One of the best lawyers in the area if not the best highly recommend. If you need a lawyer this is the one to get.
Posted by Johnny | August 7, 2023
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Best Wreck lawyer in Georgia
Bruce Harkness and his team at the Harkness Law Firm treated me like I was so special and they took care of me from start to finish. They showed true concern for me. And they got me an amazing settlement. I highly recommend Bruce.
Posted by Kerry | July 28, 2023
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Highly-qualified attorney with great staff!
Great experience. 10/10! They helped me every step of the way. Got the treatment I needed and a settlement I was happy with.
Posted by Craig | July 3, 2023
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Best lawyer in town
Only lawyer i will ever use. I will never use anyone else. Could not be happier.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2023
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Win win
Rebecca was so friendly and they all got case done in timely manner and kept in contact.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2023
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Mr Gibson
Great service. Would highly reccommend to any one looking for legal council.
Posted by Beckie | April 4, 2023
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Amazing
Mr. Harkness and his staff did an amazing job keeping me informed and getting me the help that I needed.
Posted by Lisa | May 12, 2022
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Ms.
Mr. Bruce Harkness, and his team are very trustworthy people. We were rear ended, it was scary especially since my little children were in the car. From day one Mr. Bruce and his team , they worked diligently, and set us up an appointment with physical therapy. They truly care about their clients.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Harkness Law Firm
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • John Marshall (Atlanta)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Fraternal Insurance Council
  • Fraternal Insurance Council Fellow
  • 1994
  • Life Underwriting Training Council
  • Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow
  • 1992
  • University of Georgia, North Georgia College and State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1987
  • Piedmont College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985
  • Truett-McConnell College
  • AA
  • 1983
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Luke vs. GA Irrigation and Sprinkler
  • Settled out of court $2 million
  • Several Million Dollar cases
  • Settled out of court (confidential nondisclosures)

Associations

  • Mountain Judicial Bar Association
  • President
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Mountain Judicial Bar Association
  • Vice-President
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Mountain Judicial Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Student Government Piedmont College
  • Student Government President
  • 1984 - 1985
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 1981 - 1983
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 2010 Reader's Choice Best Attorney Award
  • Northeast Georgian Newspaper
  • 2010
  • Magna Cum Laude Honor Graduate
  • Piedmont College
  • 1985
  • Summa Cum Laude top Honor Graduate
  • Truett McConnell College
  • 1983
  • Truman Scholar
  • Harry S, Truman Scholarship Foundation
  • 1983
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Publications

  • Northeast Georgia Traveller
  • Georgia Auto Insurance
  • 2002
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Georgia Uninsured Motorist Coverages
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Life Underwriters Training
  • LIfe Insurance and Investments
  • 2012
  • Insurance Developments
  • Property and Casualty Insurance
  • 2010
  • Annual Conference Louisville, Ky
  • Life Insurance Sales
  • 2001
  • Georgia Farm Bureau Managers Conference
  • Insurance Law
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (16)
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Litigation Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Harkness is an excellent attorney whom works diligently for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When I was first admitted to practice law, Mr. Harkness helped me with my 1st personal injury case. He handled the case with competence, integrity and compassion."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Customer service and great settlements are 2 things that make Mr. Harkness stand out among his peers. He takes great pride in dealing with clients personally to make sure they get what they deserve."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked for Bruce for almost 2 years during college and during that time, I learned invaluable lessons that I use today in my own practice. He is truly one of the best mentors I have had. In addition to providing exceptional legal services to his clients, he is extremely caring, intelligent and analytical. If I found myself in need of representation for a personal injury I would absolutely choose Bruce and if I moved back to Northeast Georgia I would love to work with him again."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very successful practice with a history of great results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bruce for at least 7 years and know Bruce to be thorough competent and capable. He has worked with me on a recent matter and resolved it quickly and efficiently. We had great results and would definitely associate Bruce in the future."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce Harkness handled this case with integrity and passion. He is attentive to his client's needs and advocates for their rights with professional courtesy and civility. He has also demonstrated effective leadership in the bar association in our community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
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Demorest Personal injury Lawyer Bruce Harkness Sr.
Bruce Harkness Sr.
Personal injury Attorney
Demorest, GA
Licensed for 27 years
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