Skip to main content

Richard A. Harris

Personal injury Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

3.7   7 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 43 years
    Nevada - NV 43 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

I founded and manage Nevada's largest and one of the most respected personal injury law practices for the people. The Richard Harris Law Firm has been helping injured people for 40 years. In 1980 we began with a single client, and one thing has remained constant over the years - our clients come first.

Our professional success could be measured by our significant verdicts and settlements on many of Nevada's largest personal injury cases. But we are most proud to know each of our clients personally and that their case, large or small, is individually handled by our team of professionals. The Richard Harris Law Firm enjoys a reputation for the quality of its representation and trial skills which have resulted in substantial recoveries for our clients. Additionally, we take great satisfaction that these cases have also prompted a safer society. The Richard Harris Law Firm receives many referrals from past clients, other lawyers and judges. The firm considers a client referral the highest expression of confidence.

The Richard Harris Law Firm is committed to aggressively handling our cases, supporting safety programs to educate the public and protecting each other from harm.

Photos and videos

Richard Harris Law Firm - Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers
Why Customer Service is Important to Us at Richard Harris Law Firm
Being a Trial Lawyer featuring Richard Harris
View more

Location

Richard Harris Law Firm
801 S. 4th Street.
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
Richard Harris Law Firm
6900 S McCarran Blvd #1010
Reno, NV, 89509
Hide locations

Similar lawyers nearby

Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by noel cp | December 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
They truly care!
Although i never get a chance to meet Mr Richard Harris, all i can say is that from beginning to the end all i received from his law firm was outstanding service. December of 2014 when i first came to his office to seek professional help due to a auto accident that involves a driver driving under the influence that swerved in front of my car that resulted a collisions. My experienced with his team of professionals was highly recommended.
Read less
Posted by Ray | March 29, 2012
Helped my wife with her injuries from a car accident
My wife was in a horrible car accident, we went to the Richard Harris Law based on the recommendation of a close friend. The staff was great, our case manager contacted us and helped us out every step of the way. My wife went through surgery and they helped us be as comfortable as they could with the whole process. I would highly recommend them. They do truly care about the clients they have.
Read less
Posted by Laura | July 14, 2011
THEY DON'T COME ANY BETTER THAN THIS
After a devastating car accident this firm put my life back together.They were there for me emotionally when I needed it most, physically they helped me through the healing process, and financialy they got the max settlement in record time!!I would not hesitate to recommend the Richard Harris law firm to anyone who needs a good, honest and talented law firm.
Read less
Posted by Sue | June 9, 2011
The nicest Attorney I know
I have gone through 3 attorneys for my injury case, all were nasty and did nothing for my case. So I tried Richard Harris and boy am I happy I did. His firm is the nicest people I have ment. He kepts in touch with me about my case. I cant belive there is a attorney that is this nice and great.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2010
Great Experience
My social security disability claim was handled very well. I really appreciated that I was escorted to every room and not just pointed to, and told I’ll be there in a minute. It showed me that Mr. Harris was taught refined manners when he was a child. I also appreciate his commercials. They are very simple, and in good taste, with very little background noise, and he always shows the person in the commercials equal time, it’s not just all about him. Your candy jar is GREAT. Put some suger free Hershey’s and Reese’s products in it. Thanks.
Read less
Posted by Kurt | August 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Less Than Stellar Service!
Retained the law firm of Richard Harris in 2018 for a workers compensation case. We partially settled the case in January 2021 but had some items such as disputed interest and penalties that should have been addressed. Sent many emails & phone calls from 2/21 until 10/21 asking for the motions to be filed or be updated on the status. Received my last email from my case attorney on 10/14/21 stating the the motions would be draft and filed within the next 30 days and I would be forward a copy. As of today 8/15/22, no motion filed or correspondence from the firm or case management. Emails to management also go without reply. I believed that I was receiving decent representation up until the initial settlement but in retrospect the firm did not handle the case with the urgency and diligence that warranted the fee that they charge. I recommend doing your homework before hiring this firm as they do not follow though with their promises and complete the task they agree too.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Minimum effort/Minimum results
I contacted and hired the Richard Harris Firm in 2016. Although I never got to meet or speak with Mr. Harris personally, I was assigned to one of the attorneys in his employ. My case took over 2 1/2 years to settle with a VIDEO of the accident on our side. There was no argument about culpability. The offending party readily admitted their responsibility for the accident. There was medical evidence of claimed injury. Yet, I was put on hold for months at a time and I really felt that I was ignored and left to twist in the wind. My lawyer was AWOL for much of the time up to nearly three months at a time. She claimed she had medical problems. I found out at the end of the ordeal that she had evidently been planning a wedding which no doubt took most of her time and effort. I was never told that her name had changed and did not recognize whom I was communicating with at one point. If it had not been for her paralegal, Nicole, I would never have known what the heck was going on. The topper is that now, a month after our settlement, she is now longer with Richard Harris Law. I think I know, now, why I was rushed to sign and get it done after what was an interminable amount of time waiting for some sort of resolution. This should have been a slam-dunk and finished in six months at most. No lawyer could have had more tools to work with than mine had. Security camera footage eliminated any "he said/she said." Yet, 31 months later, we settled for a minimal amount. She told me that there was no value in going before a jury and seemed to be on a very "fast forward" timetable. And, for this I had to pay Harris Law 40% of what I got. They should have waved their fee as an apology... I read reviews that this law firm was great in auto and catastrophic injury cases. I can't speak to those cases. But I was not impressed in the least at how they handled my case. I think I really received short shrift.... IMO
Read less
Response from Richard Harris September 14, 2018
Client dissatisfaction is rare at Richard Harris Law Firm. We take pride in providing top client service to our clients. We would like to discuss this with you to confirm you are a client of ours. We are not able to verify as your name is listed as anonymous. We would like to find out where things went wrong so we can make changes to ensure it doesn’t happen again. We take negative comments and criticism seriously which motivates us to make sure we continue to offer the best service and results our clients have come to expect for nearly 40 years. Please feel free to call our office at (702) 444-4444 so that we can discuss your grievances. Thank you!
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Settlement Judge
  • Nevada Supreme Court
  • 2012 - Present
  • Short Trial Judge
  • Eighth Judicial District Court Of Nevada
  • 2012 - Present
  • Founder and Managing Partner
  • Richard Harris Law Firm
  • 1982 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School Of Law
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Arbitrator
  • Eighth Judicial District Court, State Of Nevada
  • 1995 - 2012
  • Panel Member
  • State of Nevada Medical-Legal Screening Panel
  • 1990 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Goodman, Oshins, Brown & Singer
  • 1980 - 1982
View all work experience

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2009
  • McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Brigham Young Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Successfully obtained over 50 7 and 8 figure damage awards
  • Million and Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts and Settlements

Associations

  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Member and former Board of Governors
  • 1980 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • President's Club
  • 1980 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Badger Award for Community Service
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • 2010
  • Patron - Richard A. Harris Series on Continuing Legal Education
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • 2006
  • Distinguished Legislative Advocate
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • 2002
  • Pillar of Justice Award
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • 2002
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2000
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 1994
  • Moot Court Honors Board
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • 1979
  • Best Oral Advocate Finalist
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • 1979
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Federal Courts
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • 1979
  • Academic Scholarship
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • 1978
  • Graduated with Honors
  • Brigham Young University
  • 1977
View all awards

Publications

  • Las Vegas Business Press
  • "Attorneys Not to Blame in Insurance Crisis"
  • 2002
  • Clark County Medical Society County Line
  • "Defense and Plaintiff Attorneys Review Nevada's AB1"
  • 2002
  • Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
  • "About Your Vehicle Damage Claim"
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dentistry
  • Professional Liability
  • 2012
  • Nevada Justice Association CLE
  • Mediation Advocacy
  • 2012
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dentistry
  • Professional Liability
  • 2011
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dentistry
  • Professional Liability
  • 2010
  • Nevada Justice Association Convention-Seminar
  • Law Practice Management
  • 2010
  • Nevada Justice Association Club X CLE
  • Law Practice Management
  • 2010
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dentistry Jurisprudence Class
  • Professional Liability
  • 2009
  • Nevada State Bar CLE
  • Law Practice Management
  • 2009
  • Nevada Chiropractic Association CEU Seminar
  • Preparing for Depositions and Court Appearances
  • 2007
  • Nevada Justice Association Convention-Seminar
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2003
  • Center for Democratic Culture Justice and Democracy Forum
  • Civil Litigation
  • 2003
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (1)
Endorse Richard
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have now heard Rick speak on personal injury law at several national legal conferences. What most impresses me is that notwithstanding the tremendous amount of success Rick and his firm has earned, he never stops working and never stops trying to improve. This is a lawyer who simply cares and has a relentless will to win."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Rick for many years and have referred many clients to him. He has always done a great job for my clients."
Wrongful death Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Harris is an outstanding lawyer. He cares about his clients and is always committed to getting the best results."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Friend
"Rick Harris has earned a stellar reputation in the legal community as a highly professional and competent lawyer. He goes to great lengths to make his clients happy and works hard to get them the best possible settlement or verdict. I highly recommend his services to anyone who is hurt in a car accident in Las Vegas, Nevada."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Harris provides great results for his clients through his strong client advocacy and knowledge of the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, Mr. Harris taught a Law Practice Management course I took about a decade ago and I found him to be very knowledgeable and helpful. His firm is well-known and respected in the local legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Harris is a highly professional experienced attorney. He treats his clients with the utmost respect and he stands up to insurance companies to fight on their behalf."
Personal injury Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Harris is a wonderful lawyer and a great teacher. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone needing a strong advocate in their corner."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
View more endorsements
Criminal defense