Ryan D. Harris is the managing attorney and principal of Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. Ryan has extensive experience in Personal Injury law and litigation. Ryan is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he majored in Spanish and minored in History. Ryan attended law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California on an Academic Scholarship. While in law school, Ryan served as an Editor for the Cal Western Law Review. He finished law school with distinction, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Ryan is fluent in Spanish and has been certified bilingual by the University of Salamanca in Madrid, Spain.
Ryan's early legal experience included clerking for a Superior Court Judge, and working for insurance defense firms. However, his true passion lies in representing injured individuals and their families against major insurance companies. Ryan finds satisfaction in helping these less fortunate individuals. This has served him well, as Ryan has successfully settled and/or tried to verdict numerous cases, both large and small, on behalf of his clients.
After practicing personal injury law for several years, Ryan founded Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. Ryan formed the law firm on the principal that injured persons and their families should have access to the same quality legal representation as large insurance companies. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers is a premiere personal injury law firm. The law firm only handles personal injury cases, and only represents injured persons and their families. The law firm does not represent insurance companies.
Ryan is licensed to practice in all California State Courts. Ryan is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, the San Diego Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and the American Association of Justice.
Outside of work, Ryan enjoys many recreational activities, including surfing, football, and basketball.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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Ryan is a bona fide trial attorney – juries love him and insurance companies fear him. He commands a courtroom and understands the unique psychology that is trial law. Ryan is tough, ethical, aggressive and most importantly – effective. Any injured individual in need of representation should trust Ryan.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorneys of San Diego||Top Lawyers||2013|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocate||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2011|
|Oustanding Trial Attorney||CASD||2010|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2010|
|Premier Trial Lawyers||The Verdict Club||2009|
|Best Associate Editor||California Western School of Law||2001|
|Outstanding Academic Performance in Internship Seminar||California Western School of Law||2001|
|Magna Cum Laude||California Western School of Law||2001|
|Award for Academic Excellence||California Western School of Law||2000|
|Outstanding Academic Performance in Criminal Law||California Western School of Law||1999|
|Linguistic Certificate||Department of Defense||1998|
|Owner||Harris Personal Injury, Inc.||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association (CA)||Member||2011 - Present|
|Santa Barbara County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|San Luis Obispo County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|North County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|North County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service||Member||2009 - Present|
|Lawyers Referral and Information Service of SD County||Member||2009 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||Member||2003 - 2007|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2003 - 2007|
|State Bar of California||Member||2001 - 2007|
|$950,000 Mediated Settlement for our client||$950,000 Mediated Settlement for our client|
|$13.3 million for client injured in head-on collision||Plaintiff awarded $13.3 million.|
|$1.6 million settlement for client who was struck by vehicle who made unsafe lane change||$1.6 million settlement for client|
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|Verdictsearch publication||Gibbs, Davis v. Garicia, SDG&E||2010|
|The Los Angeles Daily Journal||Gibbs, Davis v. Garcia, SDG&E||2010|
|Daily Journal||Notable Verdicts 2010||2010|
|Verdictsearch publication||Cortez v. Tavasci||2009|
|Verdictsearch publication||Jones v. Ibanez||2009|
|Verdictsearch publication||Letizia v. Bautista||2009|
|Verdictsearch publication||Rytlewski v. Pearce||2009|
|Verdictsearch publication||Hertel v. GE||2009|
|Verdictsearch publication||Sugui v. State Farm||2009|
|California Western School of Law||Juris Doctor||N/A||2001|
|Brigham Young University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Cal Western School of Law||How to Develop a Law Practice After Law School – An Open Forum||2005|