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David Hughes Harris

Personal injury Attorney at Venice, FL

5.0   28 reviews

also known as David Harris Law, David Harris

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 26 years
    Florida - FL 26 years
    New Jersey - NJ 28 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 28 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    25%
    I Pursue Maximum Compensation From All Responsible Parties and Insurance Companies. Moving Quickly, You Come First. You Stay Informed and Involved in Your Case. Your Questions Answered, Your Calls Answered, You Are Never In The Dark About Your Claim. Serious Injuries Only. Fractures, Head Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Herniated Disc Surgery, Amputation, Disfigurement, Scarring

    28 years

  2. Car accident
    20%
    All Motor Vehicle Crashes: Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Commercial Vehicle Accidents I Pursue Maximum Compensation From All Responsible Parties and Insurance Companies. Moving Quickly, You Come First. You Stay Informed and Involved in Your Case. Your Questions Answered, Your Calls Answered, You Are Never In The Dark About Your Claim. Serious Injuries. Fractures, Head Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Herniated Disc Surgery, Amputation, Disfigurement

    28 years

  3. Motorcycle accident
    20%
    I Pursue Maximum Compensation From All Responsible Parties and Insurance Companies. Moving Quickly, You Come First. You Stay Informed and Involved in Your Case. Your Questions Answered, Your Calls Answered, You Are Never In The Dark About Your Claim. Serious Injuries Only. Fractures, Head Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Herniated Disc Surgery, Amputation, Disfigurement, Scarring, Death

    28 years

  4. Trucking accident
    20%
    I Pursue Maximum Compensation From All Responsible Parties and Insurance Companies. Moving Quickly, You Come First. You Stay Informed and Involved in Your Case. Your Questions Answered, Your Calls Answered, You Are Never In The Dark About Your Claim. Serious Injuries Only. Fractures, Head Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Herniated Disc Surgery, Amputation, Disfigurement, Scarring, Death

    28 years

  5. Wrongful death
    15%
    Pursuing Justice to Secure Your Family's Financial Security After Death of Your Loved One. Pursuing Justice to Hold Negligent Parties Accountable for the Harms They Caused Moving Quickly, You Come First. You Stay Informed and Involved in Your Case. Your Questions Answered, Your Calls Answered, You Are Never In The Dark About Your Claim.

    28 years

PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY SUCCESSFUL IN OBTAINING HIGH COMPENSATION FOR CLIENTS. PERSONAL ATTENTION AND SERVICE -- I PERSONALLY REPRESENT YOU, PROVIDE HONEST ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS, AND RESPOND TO EACH CALL. NO FEE OR COSTS UNLESS WE WIN!

As an experienced and driven personal injury lawyer, I proudly represent injured persons. I pursue the highest money compensation. I'll win your case or you won't owe me anything.

My focus is on major injury and wrongful death claims. With offices in Venice and Sarasota, I focus on helping my Southwest Florida neighbors:

  • Venice & Sarasota: North Port, Venice, Englewood, Osprey, Laurel, Sarasota, Port Charlotte and nearby communities

I focus on you individually, and all your questions are answered, phone calls returned, and emails and texts receive prompt responses. That's how I roll.

A major personal injury can dramatically affect the course of a person's life, as well as the future of his or her family members.  I focus on serious injury and wrongful death matters, seeking to hold the careless and reckless accountable.

  • car accident
  • motorcycle accident
  • truck accident
  • vehicle accident
  • wrongful death

I focus on major cases, e.g. Fractures, Head Injury, Spine and Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Neck and Back, Amputation, Disfigurement and Scarring, Wrongful Death, caused by others' wrongdoing.

Contact me for a free, personal discussion about your claim.

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Top Contributor 2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2014 2013 2012
Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
2013

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Location

David Harris Law
David Harris Law
8586 Potter Park Drive
Suite 102
Sarasota, FL, 34238
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Therese | July 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I called many lawyers before I went with David. I was the most kind and knowledgeable one I spoke to. I appreciated that he listened to me and allowed me to meet with him in person right away. I can attest to his professionalism as a lawyer and his integrity. He was a clear communicator and always had me (his client) and my best interest at heart. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Paula | April 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto accident
At a stop light, major rear-end crash by truck, 2 surgeries. A horrific experience. Add the complications of Florida no fault law and the big corporations involved the medical community, TV advertised attorneys and insurance companies. It’s important to have someone on your side, not corporate greed that plays a badly broken system on the innocent victim. David was amazing every step of the way. You talk to him directly--any time. An honest experienced and relentless lawyer completely on your side. David knows the system and beats the greed. The success he brought has changed our lives. So grateful!
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Posted by Sheri | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Harris is AMAZING at what he does!
I was in a car accident that left me with three surgeries over the course of two years, one totaled car, and one case dismissal from Morgan & Morgan. I stumbled upon David’s website, filled out the free consultation form, and he personally called me within minutes to set up a time to meet with me. He kept me up to date with everything that was happening with my case and really made me feel that my case was in the best hands. He settled my case in just about 6 months, and had truly changed my life for the better. With the other guys, I’d have to go through automated messaging systems and a slough of legal assistants just to be told another assistant would get back to me. With David, I could call and speak to him directly about my case, without getting the run around!
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Russ and Tanya
He was a great help during one of the most stressful times of our life. We would highly recommend David to anyone needing the same help we did. Russ and Tanya
Posted by Herb | March 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced dedicated lawyer
Great lawyer.Explains issues very well and is always available to address your concerns Highly recommend.
Posted by John | February 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER, HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO USE HIM
I have known David for 10 years, and have seen him fight for his clients and get results. He is a true professional and is very knowledgeable. David truly cares and takes time for every client, treating each like family. I highly recommend him! He fought for me and won.
Posted by Barry | February 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied...
It was a pleasure dealing with David Harris Law for our auto accident injury case. David is very approachable and addressed all of our concerns. He's very knowledgeable and was very successful and timely with our case. We're so happy we found him and highly recommend him without reservation.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Glad we went with someone local. He is everything you could want or need.
It was a pleasure to have David represent us and it could not have gone smoother. He explained everything in a way that we could understand and eliminated any anxiety we felt. He is very personable and always available. We highly recommend his services and would use him in the future if needed.
Posted by Suzanne | February 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Car Accident Consultation
On a Sunday I messaged Attorney David Hughes Harris information regarding my son's car accident, through he easy to read and follow website. He called me the following Monday morning. He offered me guidance and advice immediately. Even though he decided a lawyer was not necessary for my situation, he took his time explaining different processes with me. I really appreciated his council. I highly recommend Davin Hughes Harris.
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Posted by Mario Rocco | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mario
I was very pleased with the services I received from Attorney David Hughes Harris. He was very reassuring and worked very hard to find an ideal resolution to my legal issue. He also had exemplary communication skills. He responded to all of my questions and always answered the phone when I called. I am very pleased. Mario
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent,
I came to David Harris after being injured in an auto accident. He was very professional, persistent, and easy to reach during my case. The whole process took a few months, and I was very pleased with the result (And there were no hidden fees)! I’d definitely recommend him!
Posted by Tom Donahue | April 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A difficult situation made easy
An underinsured driver hit me, totaled both cars and severely injured me. In spite of the driver's lack of insurance, David had all of the more than $70,000 in medical bills covered, got a check for my car that was higher than its blue-book value, and procured a sizable check for me for pain and suffering. It was a pleasure dealing with him.
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Posted by Richard | January 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Auto Injury
David Harris is the best attorney that has represented me. He is clear and specific on what he is capable of doing, he is very knowledgeable with every case, always responds quickly with calls, text, or emails. He fights and puts all effort towards getting you the best and most for you in your case. He is very helpful in negotiating and reducing hospital and medical bills, I would recommend David Harris to anyone who needs a good personal injury attorney.
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Posted by John | November 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Open and honest in his answers.
I will consider his services for the future. I trust he will work hard and represent my needs.
Posted by Katie | August 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Harris
My wife and I needed a lawyer. We were given the names of 3 lawyers by someone we respected. Of those 3, David Harris was, by far, our first choice. David understood what we wanted. David counseled us on what we could expect and never misled us with “pie in the sky” expectations. David explained the actions he would take and then kept us fully informed on what was happening. In the end, we achieved a fair settlement. Additionally, David negotiated our outstanding bills down to a minimum. We could never have dealt with the extensive negotiations and paperwork on our own. Simply put, we feel we could not have made a better decision on choosing David Harris as our attorney.
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Posted by Wanda Melon | March 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Mr. David H. Harris performed and reviewed my case with the upmost importance and care. I also wanted to thank him for assisting and believing in me. Though we haven't met his honesty and professionalism definitely shows. I have never heard or even encountered a Lawyer that responds to his clients so efficiently. I am very content, and as I have mentioned in the pass, I would very highly recommend and or refer friends and family. Thanks again for your excellence service. Sincerely, Wanda
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Posted by Mike M. | February 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most personable and knowledgable
I had interviewed numerous attorneys for my personal injury case, in total about 5 or 6 interviews after narrowing it down through research. David is absolutely the best. He is responsive and thorough. My case settled quickly and for more than I anticipated. I highly recommend David Harris.
Posted by Susan | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
David is a top notch attorney. He was professional yet warm and friendly right from the start. Our family hired him for a personal injury case that was quite sensitive but he handled it with care and class. I would definitely recommend him to others and I already have!
Posted by Roberto | October 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney, would use him again!
In these times of "loud and bragging" attorneys, it was such a pleasure to find someone as kind, humble and concerned as David has been to my wife and I. We had to fight a big company in our auto accident case and we felt intimidated, but David kept us encouraged and fought for our rights. We would definitely recommend him to anyone, and would use him again, if the situation should arise.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2015
Conversation with David Harris
I had an automobile accident and required lawyers' advice so I called David Harris. A friendly staff worker answered and collected initial information and advised Mr. Harris will call as soon as he can. I received a phone call within 15 minutes which was a very pleasant surprise. I explained the case and we chatted for a while. Mr. Harris was: very attentive, understood my concerns very well, took his time to clearly explain legal details at play and he genuinely cared about my circumstances. The aforementioned last point is not something you encounter every day in any line of business. As Mr. Harris explained, my circumstances should not involve much of a legal hassle at the moment and we ended the conversation. I hope I don't need a lawyer any time soon, but if I do this is the guy I'm calling.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • David Harris Law PA
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • American University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Motorcycle Accident
  • $3.5 Million Verdict
  • Vehicle Accident
  • $3 Million Settlement
  • Vehicle Accident
  • $400,000 Settlement
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Associations

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Christian Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Southwest Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, Calusa Chapter
  • Barrister
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2024
  • Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2024
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Understanding Florida's Confusing No-Fault Law
  • Car Accident Law
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (32)
Endorse David
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Harris. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been privileged to have observed Mr. Harris and observe the quality of his contributions to those of us who have a passion for personal injury. He has a strong work ethic and puts the client's needs above anything else. A great attorney all around who has secured great results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The "go to guy" in the area where I grew up in Southern Florida. This lawyer from Bonita Beach recommends Mr. Harris if you need the help of a great Personal Injury Lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the best lawyers!"
Car accident Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When he says he helps the little guy, David Harris is not kidding. He's a fighter. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If there is an accident in South Florida, Mr. Harris is on a short list of attorneys that I would want representing me. His legal option on Avvo is incredibly valuable to the many attorneys on Avvo."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful death Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David Harris because he is a fantastic advocate for personal injury clients who have been injured because of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking negligence, and other forms of negligence. Potential clients would be well advised to seek the counsel of David Hughes Harris."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Harris, is an asset to the legal profession and is well respected by his peers and his clients. He has gained an excellent reputation as a top tier advocate and he exemplifies all of the characteristics of a top quality lawyer. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this attorney. –Anthony Munoz, Esq."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
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Venice Personal injury Lawyer David Hughes Harris
David Hughes Harris
Personal injury Attorney
Venice, FL
Licensed for 28 years
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