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Robert J Harris

Personal injury Attorney at Hillsboro, OR

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Harris Velazquez Gibbens, Attorneys at Law, Harris Law Firm PC

  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 36 years
    Washington - WA 37 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1987
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1986
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Robert

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    Our Family law attorneys focus on divorce, custody, property rights, retirement benefits, parenting time. We also have experience in restraining orders, domestic violence and modifications of existing orders. Our team of highly knowledgeable and experienced attorneys meet regularly to find the best strategy and outcomes for all our clients.

    26 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    Our team of injury attorneys will fight hard for your right for a full economic recovery. Auto and motorcycle accidents. Trucking accidents. Dog bites, and more. Get our team on your team now. Our team meets regularly to work out the best strategy for our clients, and to aggressively litigate your case to make sure you are fully compensated.

    26 years, 1,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    Representation of defendants charged with DUII. Negotiation and trials. DMV suspension hearings. Diversion counseling. Our team of professional defenders meets regularly to strategize and develop the best approach to each and every case. Get our team on your team today.

    35 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    We have former prosecutors and public defenders on our team of experienced litigators. Knowledge and judgement you can trust and rely on. Our team of professional defenders meets regularly to strategize and develop the best approach to each and every case. Get our team on your team today.

    35 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Real estate
    Experienced real estate legal services. Buying, selling, or disputes involving real estate. Leases, transactions, lawsuits, boundary issues, deeds.

    35 years, 1,000 cases

 I've represented thousands of clients and value my Martindale Hubbell AV "Preeminent" rating as an attorney. That rating is determined by attorney peers, including Judges and even attorney's we've litigated against. 

In addition to my legal experience, I've also owned and operated my own construction business. This experience has given me a very broad outlook on how small businesses can best benefit with sound legal advice. Instead of using litigation as a first option, it should be the last. Very few businesses make money while they are in litigation. Avoiding disputes and litigation is the first job of a business attorney.


While I am devoted to providing excellent professional service to my clients, I am equally devoted to making my commmunity a better place. I ran the book club in my childrens elementary school, was a member of the Hillsboro Library board of DIrectors for 8 years and am currently the Vice Chair of the Hillsboro Library Foundation.  I'm a member of the Hillsboro School Bond Review Committee and have been a Board Member of a local Head Start. As a professional I've been an active member of several County wide public safety committees.



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Harris Law Firm, P.C.
165 SE 26th Ave
Hillsboro, OR, 97123-7024


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Posted by John Mccoy | November 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Adam Thayne
I used Adam Thayne for a record exspungement. He was very helpful and easy to work with. I apperciated all the work he and Jenny Henderson put in to it. I will be recommending other people to them.
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2013
Very pleasant, helpful, knowledgeable real estate attorney
Everything that Robert Harris has ever done for us has just been stellar. He has worked on several real estate transactions for us, most of which were atypical transactions. Everyone at the office is friendly and most helpful. He charges a reasonable amount for his services, and the work has always been completed in a reasonable amount of time. In addition, when I have had a quick question or just need a moment of his time on the phone, I have not been charged for that few minutes of time, which I really appreciate. Of course, I would also never take advantage of such kindness! The only reason I gave 4 stars rather than 5 in the responsive category is this: if you contact him, be aware that he might be in court or have a deadline he is working under, and may take a few days to get back to you. Don't wait to give a call until you are in a last minute situation.
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Posted by Christine | September 23, 2010
A lawyer who treats you like family
Rob Harris has been our attorney since April 2003 when my husband and I started our construction bussiness. Little did I know I would keep him on speed dial for so many things from issues with employees, tax questions, hr issues, family matters and most importanty collecting money from customers. No question or concern is to small. Rob always is available by phone or e-mail. i would and have recommended him to family and friends.
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Posted by Sally | May 24, 2010
Crinimal legal work - NON GUILTY (and I really wasn't)
Rob worked hard to handle my case. I had two charges brought against me. One we settled and the other went to trial before a judge. The judge didn't even let Rob Harris present his closing argument before declaring me not guilty! I have used Rob on other matters and his work has always been excellent.


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Harris Law Firm
  • 1997 - Present
  • Appointed Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem
  • State or Oregon
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Municipal Court Judge
  • City of Hillsboro
  • 1990 - 1999
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Washington County District Attorney's Office
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Attorney
  • Landerholm Memovich Lansverk & Whitesides Ps
  • 1985 - 1987
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  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor, With Honors
  • 1986
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • State of Oregon V. (Client)
  • Not Guilty


  • Oregon Defense Attorney Consortium
  • Executive Director
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 1992 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Professionalism Award
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Ratings: AV.
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Legal Ability, Preeminent. Highest ethical rating
  • 2011
  • Service Award
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • 2002
  • Service Award
  • Washington County District Attorney Office
  • 1990
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  • Straight Talking on the Law
  • Strategic Mortgage Default
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Conference
  • Working With Court Appointed Counsel
  • 2009
  • Management Conference
  • Building your Practice
  • 2004
  • Management Conference
  • Best Practices in Management
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (15)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rob is a well respected attorney and member of the community. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Rob Harris is not only a great attorney, but he is a great mentor to the attorneys who work for him. Rob strives to offer clients effective legal representation at competitive rates."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Robert for many years. He is an excellent lawyer and I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the pleasure of working for Mr. Harris at the Harris Law Firm. Rob is an excellent attorney and I would not hesitate to call on him for assistance with a matter or to refer a client to him. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Business Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Harris is an excellent lawyer, and a very respected member of the Hillsboro community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Mr. Harris since 2005. He is a very experienced and professional attorney. He is able to provide a variety of services to his clients in many areas of the law. I endorse his services."
Business Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is a very experienced, competent attorney. I learned a great deal working for him."
Business Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rob and I have been colleagues since 2008. He has a sharp legal mind and is skilled in business law and criminal defense. I endorse Rob without reservation."
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