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I was born and raised in Texas and only left to serve 8 years in the United States Air Force.


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 40%
  2. Divorce: 40%
  3. Litigation: 20%



Hourly ($175-200/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Ross Brenton Russell

    I endorse this lawyer. He is highly respected in Texas. Matthew is one of the best attorneys in the Texas panhandle. He is an exceptional advocate.


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Contact info

Matthew Harris Law, PLLC

1001 Main Street, Suite 200
Lubbock, TX, 79401-3309


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201108/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Boss of the Year 2013-2014Lubbock Legal Professionals Association2014
Nominated for Boss of the YearLubbock Legal Professionals Association2013
Nominated for Outstanding Young Lawyer AwardLubbock Area Bar Association2013
Certificate of Excellence in Legal ResearchTexas Tech University School of Law2010
U.S. Air Force Achievement MedalU.S. Air Force2005
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service MedalU.S. Air Force2005
U.S. Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Professor - Law Office ManagementTexas Tech University School Of Law2014 - Present
Chief Attorney in ChargeMatthew Harris Law, PLLC2010 - Present
Student Attorney in Civil Litigation ClinicTexas Tech School Of Law2010 - 2010
Law ClerkJames Joplin, Attorney at Law2009 - 2009
Legal InternCounty Court at Law Number 1, Lubbock County, Texas2009 - 2010
Military Training LeaderUnited State Air Force2005 - 2008
Tactical Air Control Party (TACP)United State Air Force2000 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Legislative Committee - Lubbock Area Bar AssociationChairman2015 - Present
Lubbock Chamber of CommerceGovernment Relations Committee Member2014 - Present
West Texas Smoke Free CoalitionChairman2013 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaAssistant Scoutmaster2013 - Present
American Inns of CourtAssociate Member2013 - Present
Lubbock County Young Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Lubbock Area Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
South Plains Family Law AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2011 - Present
Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - 2012
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - 2012
Boy Scouts of AmericaSecretary for Lubbock Pack 543 Committee2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
***** v. Texas Office of Attorney GeneralNegotiated for return of excess child support payments after 10+ years of miscalculations by TX OAG.
***** v. USAANegotiated settlement for all property damage.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesHow to Adopt a Child in Texas2013
Weekly Legal BlogMatthew Harris Law's Blog2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Community College of the Air ForceEducation and Training ManagementAAS - Associate in Applied Science2007
American Military UniversityCriminal Justice w/ Focus in NarcoticsBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Community College of the Air ForceInformation Systems TechnologyAAS - Associate in Applied Science2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WTPA Spring Seminar Continuing Legal EducationBooby Traps on Property2015
The HUB @ TTU News InterviewCity Council May Vote on Smoke-Free Ordinance2014
The Chad Hasty Show - KFYO 790West Texas Smoke Free Coalition Aims To Ban Smoking In All Indoor Public Places2014
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationSolo Series: Law Practice Management Program2014
Texas ALP's 59th Annual Education ConferenceContested Divorces2014
Panel Discussion: Texas Tech School of LawHow to Get a Job After Law School: The Unclassified Story2014
NALS - Next Generation Leadership WebEdTeam Building and Leadership Skills in a Law Firm2014
Lubbock Board of HealthSmoking in the Workplace2014
Lubbock Avalanche Journal News InterviewCity Attorney Drafting Ordinance to Make All Businesses Smoke-Free2014
Lubbock Avalanche JournalLocal Coalition Pushing for Smoke Free Lubbock2014
KCBD News Channel 11 InterviewWest Texas Smoke Free Coalition wants to end smoking in restaurants, bars2014
KAMC-ABC News TV InterviewLubbock's Proposed Smoking Ordinance2014
Fox 34 News InterviewGroup Asks Council to Ban Smoking Inside Lubbock Businesses2014
Fox 34 News InterviewTexans Reach to Target Gun Ban Request2014
Fox 34 News InterviewCoalition Proposes Smoking Ordinance2014
Fox 34 News InterviewRecreational pot in Colorado, what it means for Texas2014
Solo Series: Law Practice Management ProgramHow to Open a Law Practice2013
NALS - Leadership WebEdNew Laws and Your Law Firm2013
Lubbock Legal Professionals Association Continuing Legal EducationWho Wants This Kid?! Considerations in Texas Adoptions2013
Lubbock Legal Professionals Association Continuing Legal EducationGun Laws That Every Texan Should Know2013
Business Leaders Spotlight ShowDivorce Considerations2013
Opening Your Own Law FirmLaw Office Management and Solo Practice2012
Law Office Management SeminarLaw Office Management & Technology2012
Fox 34 News InterviewRecent Deceptive Trade Practices Act Court Victory2012
Home of the Free, Because of the BraveVeteran/Lawyer Legal Comparison2011