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I founded and manage one of Nevada's largest and most respected personal injury law practices. The Richard Harris Law Firm has been helping injured and disabled people for over thirty 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.


Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
  4. Brain Injury: 20%
  5. Wrongful Death: 20%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bryan A. Lowe

    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.


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  • Paul Padda

    Richard Harris is an outstanding lawyer. He cares about his clients and is always committed to getting the best results.


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Contact info

Richard Harris Law Firm

801 S. 4th Street.
Las Vegas, NV, 89101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Badger Award for Community ServiceNevada Justice Association2010
Patron - Richard A. Harris Series on Continuing Legal EducationNevada Justice Association2006
Distinguished Legislative AdvocateNevada Justice Association2002
Pillar of Justice AwardNevada Justice Association2002
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2000
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2000
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1994
Best Oral Advocate FinalistMcGeorge School of Law1979
American Jurisprudence Award - Federal CourtsMcGeorge School of Law1979
Moot Court Honors BoardMcGeorge School of Law1979
Academic ScholarshipMcGeorge School of Law1978
Graduated with HonorsBrigham Young University1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Settlement JudgeNevada Supreme Court2012 - Present
Short Trial JudgeEighth Judicial District Court Of Nevada2012 - Present
Founder and Managing PartnerRichard Harris Law Firm1982 - Present
Adjunct Professor of LawUniversity Of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School Of Law2000 - 2005
ArbitratorEighth Judicial District Court, State Of Nevada1995 - 2012
Panel MemberState of Nevada Medical-Legal Screening Panel1990 - 2002
AssociateGoodman, Oshins, Brown & Singer1980 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nevada Justice AssociationMember and former Board of Governors1980 - Present
American Association for JusticePresident's Club1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Successfully obtained over 50 7 and 8 figure damage awardsMillion and Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts and Settlements
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Publication nameTitleDate
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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawDispute ResolutionLL.M - Master of Laws2009
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Brigham Young UniversityCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of DentistryProfessional Liability2012
Nevada Justice Association CLEMediation Advocacy2012
University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of DentistryProfessional Liability2011
University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of DentistryProfessional Liability2010
Nevada Justice Association Convention-SeminarLaw Practice Management2010
Nevada Justice Association Club X CLELaw Practice Management2010
University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dentistry Jurisprudence ClassProfessional Liability2009
Nevada State Bar CLELaw Practice Management2009
Nevada Chiropractic Association CEU SeminarPreparing for Depositions and Court Appearances2007
Nevada Justice Association Convention-SeminarMedical Malpractice2003
Center for Democratic Culture Justice and Democracy ForumCivil Litigation2003