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Caree Harper was recently named one of the National Trial Lawyers "Top 100".

Prior to becoming a civil rights attorney, Caree Harper was a private investigator for an East Bay Area City Attorney's Office.

Ms. Harper was also a police officer for a number of years, but was injured in the line of duty.  While on the police force, Ms. Harper was one of the most decorated officers in the department, achieving a "Marksman Medal" and a "Lifesaving Medal" for diving into a canal of water, pulling out an unconscious, submerged driver and performing CPR until the victim was airlifted to safety where he fully recovered.
As an attorney, Ms. Harper has federal and state jury trial experience,  Ms. Harper has helped many victims of civil rights violations.

In 2008, Caree Harper was one of hundreds of California attorneys dispersed throughout the country to oversee the polls in the Presidential Election. She was directly responsible for the calculation of ballots of voters initially turned away for unconstitutional reasons.  In 2012, Caree was an active volunteer and registered voters.

In 2014, Caree and co-counsel settled cases for the parents of slain 19 year old Kendrec McDade.  Caree represented the homeless woman beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer.  The videotaped beating went viral and sparked a national outrage. Ms. Harper obtained a $1.5 million dollar settlement for the plaintiff and had the terms of the officer terminating his employment was embodied in the Settlement Agreement.


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Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 60%
    14 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    14 years


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Law Offices of Caree Harper

6601 Center Dr. West
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA, 90045


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Special Congressional RecognitionUnited States House of Representatives2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kenneth McDade v. City of PasadenaN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
St Mary's College of MarylandN/AOther - BachelorsN/A