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Carolyn B Harris

Family Attorney at Monterey, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
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Carolyn B. Harris, Attorney at Law
494 Alvarado St Ste F
Monterey, CA, 93940-2734


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Posted by Becky | March 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A true professional
She is the Champion my friends, She'll keep fighting til the end. This is how I embody Attorney Carolyn Harris. I have just ended a 1 1/2 year guardianship/custody "Battle". I have been the legal guardian of my grandchild and the biological father wanted sole custody. Carolyn came highly recommended from a Los Angeles Attorney. She was forthright with all of the issues that I would encounter. I had the end goal in mind and she chipped away at each of the legal procedures that were needed to attain my goal. I had a very slim chance of retaining guardianship but Attn. Harris was methodical, professional, and in tune with all of the procedures that were needed for each step. She is a TRUE professional. She doesn't get caught up with the underhandedness that some lawyers employ. Her detailed questions and record keeping of my case were SPOT ON. With Attn. Harris's years of working in the legal system, she knows how the law works and does her research. My case ended with a trial and Attn. Harris was PREPARED, and that is how you WIN!!! Her knowledge of the law is why I think Carolyn Harris is a CHAMPION. I would HIGHLY recommend Attn. Harris for any legal issues.
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Posted by Michelle | October 1, 2018
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Attorney Carolyn B. Harris is the best
During my consultation with Attorney Harris, I was impressed that my case file had already been obtained and reviewed. Ms. Harris explained exactly what I needed to do, and she gave me the option to do this myself or to hire her as my attorney. Ms. Harris immediately began electronically filing the needed documents. I was so impressed with her legal expertise and professionalism. Now my marriage is finally over, and I did not have to appear in court. Thank you so much to Attorney Harris and her legal assistant Melissa. I highly recommend Carolyn B. Harris as she is an excellent family law/divorce attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2018
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Professional and Well Knowledged
Carolyn is upfront, understands the law, and knows the courts in Monterey. She understands the importance of Fathers having shared-custody and parents who are "obstacles" to their children's relationship to their own Father. I hired Carolyn to help me with a long drawn out divorce centered on parental alienation. She helped me reach the goal for the children: shared custody.
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Posted by Paula | February 3, 2017
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Simply The Best Family Law Attorney
Ok, where do I start. I love her! I could not have picked a better attorney. She knows the law. She is honest. I never felt as if it was about money. I always felt I had her undivided attention. She always seemed to put me at ease during an emotional time. It was obvious that she always had myself and my sons best interest in mind. What more could you want? I could just go on and on about Carolyn. You just can't find a better person/attorney than Carolyn. I have recommended her to so many people and will continue to do so. You just can't go wrong choosing her.
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Posted by john heard | December 1, 2014
the best family attorney in California
miss harris is an inspiration i have been in the family courts for 25 years of my life i've had numerous attornys she is the only attorney who is knowledgeable caring compassionate and her only primary directive is the child not the money not the parent not the court only the safety and security of children i would never hire any other attorney but carolyn harris if you do you made a huge mistake, I'm writing this still after we lost are case.
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Posted by Greg | March 6, 2011
Compassion, Experience, Knowledge, and Professionalism
Up front, I do not believe that I could have done a better job selecting my lawyer. As advertised, Ms. Harris is compassionate, experienced, and knowledgeable. Do not hesitate; do not make the mistake of going with another lawyer. Ms. Harris’ website advertises her as compassionate and experienced. I will start with compassion. Undoubtedly, without Ms. Harris’ compassion, I could not be handling such a stressful process as well as I have. Setting aside the confusion and didactic legalities, there were many times Ms. Harris helped me cope with my situation. She listened and provided great comfort. Ms. Harris always made time for me and promptly responded to my calls. She kept me well informed. As a litigator and legal expert, I would put her up against any lawyer on the Peninsula or the county for that matter. In addition to her vast knowledge of procedure, law, and case law, she is a master in the courtroom. She meticulously prepares herself for court. She is very detail-oriented. Watching her make closing argument in my case was like watching poetry in motion. Ms. Harris is the embodiment of professionalism, sophistication, and class. She does not compromise her standards and engage in character assassination of the opposition. With her preparation and legal knowledge, she argues the law in order to prevail. I cannot emphasize enough that if you are in need of a lawyer, that you choose Ms. Harris. My advice to you is that you must understand and do a couple of things. First, be realistic about the law and how your situation fits into it. Ms. Harris is honest and will not entertain unrealistic expectations. She freely admits that she has no “crystal ball”. Nor should you hold any illusions. Do expect that she can and will give you the best legal advice that is available. Second, do your own research. Google is a wonderful thing. Ms. Harris is wonderful at explaining the legal process and matters of your case, but it is in your best interest to have an understanding of all the matters involved.
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  • Southwestern University School of Law
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  • Ball State University
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Carolyn because she is an excellent attorney. Carolyn is a certified specialist in family and divorce law that advocates forcefully for her clients but who is also fair and reasonable and tries to fashion just outcomes in the cases she is involved in. Carolyn is among the best family law attorneys in the Monterey County area and she is at the top of my referral list."
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Carolyn is a strong advocate for her clients. She is attentive to details and cares. She is also good to work with as opposing counsel in attempting to settle cases for her clients."

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Monterey Family Lawyer Carolyn B Harris
Carolyn B Harris
Family Attorney
Monterey, CA
Licensed for 27 years