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James R Harrison

Commercial real estate Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1972
    Active No misconduct found

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O'Steen & Harrison, PLC
300 W. Clarendon Ave., Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ, 85013-3424
O'Steen & Harrison, PLC
17235 N. 75th Ave., Suite E-110
Glendale, AZ, 85308
O'Steen & Harrison, PLC
Building 3, Suite 111
1757 E. Baseline Rd.
Gilbert, AZ, 85233
Van O'Steen, Attorneys at Law
2033 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ, 85719
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Posted by Carol Klagge - Senior Vice President | June 30, 2011
Everything I could ask for!!!!
It has always been a pleasure working with Mr. Harrison. He has handled all matters that have assigned to him in a prompt, thorough and professional manner. He is easy to reach and returns calls promptly!
Posted by Lee | June 30, 2011
Quality professional advice
Jim has handled a mutlitude of different types of cases for First Fidelity Bank and has always done so in a highly professional manner. His advice is straight-forward and honest. He doesn't tell the client what he wants to hear. I feel like I get an honest, well-informed appraisal of the situation with a realistic analysis.
Posted by Kris | June 29, 2011
Jim Harrison- The Consummate Pro
Jim Harrison is without question, one of the most astute, well versed and skilled attorneys I have known. My experience with Jim is that he is an extremely professional, forward-thinking, word-smith who looks at the big picture and strategically develops and executes effective solutions. If you are looking for an attorney who's got your back and would pillage the countryside to come through for you, you’ve found him. He's the consummate pro!
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Posted by KD | June 29, 2011
Cares about clients.
I have worked with Jim Harrison and his firm on several occassions. Their service has been nothing but superb. I have had several opportunities where I know Jim and his team have gone the extra mile to take care me and my family. I have referred several clients and will continue to in the future.


  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
  • Contingency 29%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partners
  • O'Steen & Harrison, PLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Van O'Steen and Partners
  • 1980 - 2004
  • Instructor, Legal Writing
  • Arizona State University College Of Law
  • 1974 - 1974
  • Partner
  • Allen, McClennen & Fels
  • 1972 - 1980
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  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 1972
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969


  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • Committee Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • Cum Laude
  • Arizona State University College of Law
  • 1972
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
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  • Arizona State Law Journal
  • Editor, Bates v. State Bar of Arizona: The Personal Account of a Party and the Consumer Benefits of Lawyer Advertising
  • 2005
  • Arizona State Law Journal
  • Empirical Study of the Initial Impact of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act on Local School Districts in Arizona
  • 1971

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Banking Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Jim Harrison about 20 years ago when he was opposing counsel in a case involving a bank. I was so impressed with him that we became friends, and through the years we have worked together on various matters as colleagues. Jim's firm also handles medical malpractice, serious injury and death cases. I have referred several significant cases to Jim and each of those clients was very pleased. He and his partners are excellent litigators and they have the staff and horsepower to handle very serious and complex cases. I highly recommend this attorney."
Banking Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with James Harrison for a number of years on banking cases. Mr. Harrison has an uncanny amount of knowledge and experience regarding reported cases and can incorporate those cases into real-world resolution of current situations. I would highly endorse Jim Harrison."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Thoughtful, insightful, decisive. Those are the words to describe Jim. He is highly professional and precise as to detail, but never loses focus on the big picture. I never hesitate to recommend Jim or his firm."

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Phoenix Commercial real estate Lawyer James R Harrison
James R Harrison
Commercial real estate Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 51 years