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Ryan Donald Harris

Car accident Attorney at Oakland, CA

4.9   19 reviews
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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%

    23 years, 900 cases

  2. Personal injury
    20%

    23 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Trucking accident
    20%

    23 years, 35 cases

  4. Defective and dangerous products
    10%

    23 years, 25 cases

  5. Slip and fall accident
    10%

    23 years, 25 cases

  6. Wrongful death
    10%

    23 years, 15 cases

AGGRESSIVE PERSONAL INJURY REPRESENTATION. CALL NOW FOR YOUR FREE CASE CONSULTATION.

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.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012,2010
Client's Choice
2012 2010

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Location

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers
409 13th Street
17th Floor
Oakland, CA, 94612
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers
1025 Farmhouse Lane, #2F
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers
99 Osgood Place
Suite 100
San Francisco, CA, 94133
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers
55 S. Market St.
Suite 1010
San Jose, CA, 95113
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers
211 East Carrillo Street, Suite 302
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers
301 Mission Avenue
Suite 203
Oceanside, CA, 92054
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers
702 Ash Street
Suite 10
San Diego, CA, 92101
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers
610 S. Broadway
Santa Maria, CA, 93458
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers
2122 S. El Camino Real
Suite A
San Clemente, CA, 92672
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers
355 S. Grand Ave
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA, 90071
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2008
Amazing Legal Prudence
Mr. Harris is an exceptional lawyer. In a world full of seedy lawyers just trying to make a quick buck, Mr. Harris shines out as a true purveyor of justice and truth. Not only did he handle my case personally and aggressively but I have recommended numerous friends to him that have had mirroring experiences. Not only is Mr. Harris a knight of righteousness but his legal team provides absurdly amazing skill and knowledge with all legal issues.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2008
Ryan Harris Did A Great Job on My Case
Ryan Harris is a very good attorney. He was very easy to talk to and his staff was fantastic. I was extremely happy with the results of my car accident case.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jerome B
I literally made this account just to leave a review. That speaks volumes about the exceptional relationship with Jerome Bellotti, Esq. Jerome gave me the best care for myself and my case. I finally received a settlement, and I can reassure you that Ryan Harris is the best, with known results and top-notch customer service. Since my representation started, their firm has been located in a few locations, but now they are all over to help everyone that needs their services. We had our last call for my case, and I felt firmly that I had the best lawyer and firm. I had 14 other firms want to take my case, but I chose Harris Law Firm as the best law firm for my case. After our last call, Jerome made sure to always answer my questions and reassure me with his communication, experience, and willingness to make sure he did his best to maximize the best outcome for my case. If you are looking for a law firm for personal injury, please reach out to them to see if it's a great fit for your case. Jerome Bellotti, Esq., is a rockstar, and he made it his responsibility to get the best outcome for my case. I can attest that he succeeded in being the best lawyer with great results based on my outcome. I can now move forward in life knowing I had the best care and rebuild my life after a tough time due to the car accident I experienced. Ryan Harris Law is definitely ranked as the #1 law firm with the best lawyers like Jerome B. Thank you so much, Jerome Bellotti, Esq.
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Posted by Michael | January 9, 2015
This Law Firm is Great
Ryan Harris and his team of lawyers handled an auto accident case my wife and I. We were rear ended while driving from Utah to California. Although my wife was not as injured as I was, I required surgery on my wrist because of the way it hit the steering wheel of my car. Ryan and his team helped me throughout the entire process of the case, and in the end they got me compensated. I wasn't trying to win the lottery, but I suffered through the injury and the surgery, and these guys made it right by getting my medical bills paid for and money for my suffering. The process can be long, but I understand that is the system sometimes. Ryan saw it through. I would recommend them for sure.
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Posted by Carson | January 7, 2014
Hurt riding motorcycle, great help
Last summer I broke my back and foot when a car pulled out in front of me while I was riding my motorcycle. My friend Evan was working for Mr. Harris at the time so I contacted him. They explained the entire process and answered all my questions with no pressure to hire them. Given my situation, hiring Mr. Harris was the best decision I could have made. The driver who hit me had low insurance limits that didn't cover all the medical bills, yet his office dealt with everything so I could focus on my recovery. Great office.
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Posted by Christopher | June 18, 2013
Bike Accident Personal Injury - Excellent Representation!
I was hit by a car while riding my bike to work. Dealing with lost work and medical appointments could have been very overwhelming, I can’t imagine if I would have had to deal with all of that and insurance companies as well. I was referred to Harris Personal Injury by the Santa Barbara Bar Association and they made the entire experience incredibly stress free for me. From day one, everything was taken care of. They guided me through all of the issues without a hitch. They went even further than I imagined with protecting my rights and making sure that I was compensated appropriately. The staff are very pleasant and extremely thorough in their communication with me as well as with hitting every possible point on the case. I hope it doesn't, but if the need were to arise, I would definitely call them again. They definitely went beyond what was expected, just to ensure I was taken care of.
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Posted by Evan | April 15, 2013
Ryan Harris Review
Mr. Harris and the team at Harris Personal Injury are top notch. From the litigation department to the assistants and staff, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers provide you with a dedicated and knowledgeable team that is ON YOUR SIDE.
Posted by Christy | August 13, 2012
Great Experience Overall
From the day I was given the card for this company, to a year later when my case was finally settled, I was grateful to have them taking care of everything I needed. Car accidents are stressful enough and I remember them telling me, "You just concentrate on getting better, we'll take care of the rest." They handled getting me information on all the doctors I needed to see, I never once had to deal with the insurance company directly, and in the end they fought to get me everything they could. They were clear when explaining my options and then gave me the time I needed to make the decisions. They were also very patient with my questions! I highly recommend the whole team!
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Posted by George | August 9, 2012
Outstanding personal Injury representaion of my injuries from my bike collusion with a car. Service was very complete and caring
A van turned into my path while I was riding my bike six months ago. It became evident with in a few minutes of contacting the insurance of the person who hit me that I would receive no help from them. My bike club recommended Harris Personal Injury Lawyers and, after a call to their office, I was talking with one of their reps in my home an hour later. Thanks to their courteous, appropriate, and wise counsel I have been well compensated for my injuries and the suffering that came from them. I would and will recommend this firm to any friends or associates who have personal injury.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2010
Excellent Lawyer
Ryan worked hard on our case and kept us up to date on all the necessary information that we needed for our case. Ryan was very helpful in letting us know our rights after our accident and what to do when getting help for our injuries. He was more than willing to provide necessary referrals to doctors who could help us get better physically. His knowledge and expertise helped win our case and get us the compensation we deserved. I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Jenna | October 16, 2010
5 stars for Ryan Harris.. He is a great attorney!
Ryan Harris and his team were great to work with! They are professional, honest, and work hard to get the job done. I would highly recomend them to anyone I know.
Posted by Nicole | October 12, 2010
Thank you
Ryan - thank you for doing what you said you'd do for me. Thank you for fighting for me when nobody else would. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2010
No Complaints Here!
I owe a lot to the attorneys at this firm. They were all very helpful and worked diligently on my case, and even though it was a long process, patience paid off. I would recommend Ryan and the rest of the attorneys to anyone in need of a lawyer.
Posted by Bryce | October 12, 2010
Excellent!
I was in an unfortunate accident with my entire family about a year ago. The reality is, is that I have never before pursued any kind of personal injury case, nor did I think much of it. It was only after I reluctantly decided to make a case and see the Harris Firm, that I realized how much good representation is needed. I'm confident that if I had not gone and seen the Harris Personal Injury firm that I would have been screwed by the insurance company. Their standards are excellent and the people are even better. Thanks guys!
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2009
My experience with attorney Ryan D Harris
I must admit that when I fist went to Ryan for my injury case from my recent automotive accident I was a bit skeptical, but he proved me wrong. I was rear-ended while on a stop light and i had no serious injuries other than back pain and neck stiffness. I was not expecting the amount of the settlement that was received Ryan really exeeded my expectations. All of my bills were paid off I fixed my back & neck , and I was left with thousands of dollars to spend. If I was to get in an accident today I would definately give him a call. They kept me up to date on my case, returned all phone calls, and was always very professional. Having him to help out on my case was very helpful and stressfree.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2009
My Auto Accident
I am very happy with this lawyer who represented me for my car accident case. His firm got me the most money available from the insurance company for the guys who hit me from behind. I am very happy with my settlement and I would thank Ryan and his law firm, and I am always referring my friends.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2007
Client Review
I had an excellent experience dealing with Mr. Harris and his staff. Phone calls were returned promptly, questions were answered thoroughly, and Mr. Harris would make himself available to meet with me whenever needed. I was amazed at the result of the case.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2007
Very Good Personal Injury Attorney
Working with this Mr. Harris is a pleasure. He is very agressive and only handles personal injury cases. He will not stop fighting for you untill you receive fair compensation for your case. I would strongly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2008
Great Representation
Ryan and his staff worked quickly on my case. I didn't have to go to downtown San Diego to find a great personal injury lawyer. Thanks!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 100%-100%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Harris Personal Injury, Inc.
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • California Western SOL
  • 2001
  • Brigham Young Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $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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Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys of San Diego
  • Top Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Oustanding Trial Attorney
  • CASD
  • 2010
  • Premier Trial Lawyers
  • The Verdict Club
  • 2009
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2001
  • Outstanding Academic Performance in Internship Seminar
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2001
  • Best Associate Editor
  • 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
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Publications

  • The Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Gibbs, Davis v. Garcia, SDG&E
  • 2010
  • Daily Journal
  • Notable Verdicts 2010
  • 2010
  • Verdictsearch publication
  • Gibbs, Davis v. Garicia, SDG&E
  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cal Western School of Law
  • How to Develop a Law Practice After Law School – An Open Forum
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (25)
Endorse Ryan
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable about almost anything relating to personal injury litigation. Extremely responsive and knows the law."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ryan is one of the most talented lawyers I know. His vast knowledge of the law and his fierce advocacy is evident in the verdicts he obtains for his clients. He has built a solid practice based on the respect and admiration of his peers and those in the community. He ensures that each of his clients are well informed and well represented. I would recommend him to anyone in need of quality representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan is not only the most competent attorney I know, he is one of the best individuals I've had the privilege of associating with. He works tirelessly on behalf of each one of his clients to achieve the best possible result. His aggressive advocacy and vast knowledge of personal injury law has yielded remarkable victories in and out of the court room. I highly recommend Ryan!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Highly recommended."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ryan Harris is an excellent attorney. He has a brilliant legal mind and works tirelessly for his client. I worked for Ryan while in law school and can attest to how he runs his practice with complete integrity and honesty."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Ryan Harris. He is an excellent advocate for injured persons. He is skilled in getting great results for his clients in all stages of an injury claim."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He demonstrates his superb knowledge of the law in his answers on Avvo. He will be able to help you with all of your Oceanside Personal Injury matters"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been impressed with Ryan's courtroom victories and the settlements he obtains for clients. I've seen him work first hand and Ryan is very thorough and goes through his files meticulously. He is a strong advocate for injured. He spends time with his clients and makes sure they understand what is happening in their cases. Ryan possesses the rare quality of having both a very sharp legal mind and the ability to talk to clients and convey complex legal issues clearly and simply. Without hesitation, I fully endorse Ryan Harris and his staff."
Personal injury Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan Harris is committed to his clients and the outcomes of their cases. He will fight for them and is an excellent Personal Injury Attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Known for being the best Personal Injury attorney in San Diego. His results speak for them self! If I were in an accident of any kind my first call would be Ryan Harris."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ryan Harris completely. Mr. Harris cares about his clients and is committed to successful outcomes. ."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Harris's work. I am pleased to be exchanging referrals with this attorney. His work is outstanding."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan handled a case for a friend and did a great job and a good outcome. Ryan is also a great guy."
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