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Mr. Harris is married and has five grown children. He served nine years on the board of directors of the Sherwood School District, including two years as chairman. A paradox, Mr. Harris is most comfortable in his Levis and cowboy boots enjoying the St. Paul Rodeo and is a Portland Opera season ticket holder and has served on the board of directors of the Voices for the Performing Arts Foundation. He and his wife are volunteers at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility where they teach a women's choral program.  


Contact info

5000 SW Meadows Rd #400
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035

Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 35%
    32 years, 500 cases
  2. Business: 25%
    32 years, 200 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    16 years, 100 cases
  4. Construction: 15%
    16 years, 100 cases
  5. Education: 5%
    26 years, 40 cases


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Helen C Tompkins

    I heartily endorse Roger and his work. I have had the pleasure of working with him several times over the years and admire his professionalism and his diligence on behalf of clients. If I needed a lawyer, I would hire Roger because of his excellence and his concern for the outcome and the clients he serves.


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Meritorious ServiceBoy Scouts of America1984
Cornelius Honor SocietyLewis and Clark School of Law1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHarris Berne Christensen LLP1997 - Present
ShareholderJames, Denecke & Harris1989 - 1997
Associate General CounselPortland General Corporation1984 - 1989
Vice President - Legal AffairsEvergreen International Aviation1982 - 1984
Deputy District AttorneyDistrict Attorney1977 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Federalist SocietyN/A2001 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyN/A1998 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Oregon State UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1973