Richard A. Harris

Attorney and Managing Partner

[email protected] 702.374.0436

“...everyone has a different story, YOUR story is what matters to me TODAY...”

What's
your story?

40
Years service
award
winning
law firm
over $one
Billion recovered
25 years
ofsuccessful masstort
ADMITTED IN
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ca
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The Richard Harris Law Firm is the largest and one of the oldest, highest rated and most respected personal injury law practices for the people in Nevada. The Firm has been helping injured people since 1982. Initially associated with nationally known attorney and former Las Vegas Mayor, Oscar Goodman, Richard Harris also enjoyed successful partnerships with William Terry as Terry & Harris, and Randall Mainor as Mainor Harris. Members of Richard Harris’ firms have become Nevada District Court judges and named Nevada Trial Lawyer of the Year, including partner Ben Cloward. Partners of the firm have advanced training and certification in personal injury trial practice. Richard Harris with his partners and associates have recovered over one billion dollars for their injured clients and families.

 

Award winning with national recognition, the Richard Harris Law Firm has earned membership in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Best Attorneys of America, Elite Lawyers of America, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Outstanding Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers and The Verdict Club as a Platinum Member. Lawyers, clients and cases of the firm have been featured in local and national media.

The Firm and its principal counsel have successfully handled mass tort defective prescription drug and medical device litigation on a local and national level for over 25 years including cases against Vitek, Inc., Guidant Corp. and Medtronic PLC. The Firm strategically partnered in mass tort litigation involving DePuy Hip Prostheses, Proton Pump Inhibitors, Taxotere, Xarelto, Risperdol, IVC Filter, Talcum Powder, Vaginal and Hernia Mesh. Partner Nia Killebrew successfully battled pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributers, medical professionals and insurers over the largest outbreak of Hepatitis C in United States history.

The Richard Harris Law Firm has decades of experience and deep roots in Nevada. Richard Harris is a 50-plus year resident of Nevada and worked in the family business in Las Vegas at the Boulevard Mall and delivered Nifty Nickel classified ad papers before graduating from Las Vegas’ Western High School in 1971. During college he worked as a porter at the Westward Ho Casino on the Las Vegas Strip and as a security guard at Howard Hughes’ Summa Corporation headquarters. A strong academic record in law school led to Richard Harris’ selection as a law clerk intern to Chief Justice John Mowbray of the Nevada Supreme Court.

 

Mr. Harris is committed to legal education and taught Law Practice Management for 5 years as an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law. He is Patron of the Nevada Justice Association Series on Continuing Legal Education named in his honor. Mr. Harris received a post-J.D. LL.M degree (Master of Laws) in Dispute Resolution in 2009 from Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. In 2015 the State Bar of Nevada appointed Richard Harris to the newly created Board of Personal Injury Specialization as an examiner. Richard Harris and partner Ben Cloward are Board Certified Personal Injury Specialists.

Richard Harris served on the Board of Governors of the Nevada Justice Association and as a lobbyist for injured victims’ rights in the Nevada Legislature. In 2010 the Nevada Justice Association selected Mr. Harris for the Badger Award, the association’s highest honor for public service. In 2016 the Nevada Justice Association honored Richard Harris with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Our law firm proudly cultivates and sustains a diverse and inclusive environment at every level of the organization. The Firm values the contributions of women and minorities whose dedication, compassion and innovation are key to our continued success and making a difference in the lives of our clients.

The Richard Harris Law Firm is committed to giving back and enriching the Nevada communities we serve. Through our charitable outreach program, Heart of Nevada, we support local organizations sharing our mission, through financial contributions, leadership and the inspiring volunteer efforts of our lawyers and staff. Spirit of Nevada, the Firm’s weekly social media video series has over 2 million views showcasing Nevada’s exceptional people, places, charities and other organizations making Nevada a better place.

Our Firm’s success could be measured by our significant verdict and settlements. But we are most proud our lawyers and staff know each of our clients’ stories and that their case, large or small, is individually handled by our compassionate team of professionals. We take great satisfaction our case results have contributed to a safer society. The Richard Harris Law Firm receives many referrals from past clients, other lawyers and judges. The firm considers a client referral the highest expression of confidence.

We look forward to putting our special abilities to work for those who need help.

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100,000+
Satisfied clients
>$1 BILLION
recovered for our clients
98%
successful cases
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help by call or text

EDUCATION

  • Brigham Young University, bachelor’s in communications, cum laude
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D. (1980)
  • Best Oral Advocate, finalist
  • Moot Court Honors Board
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, LL.M. candidate in Dispute Resolution (2009)

PRACTICE ADMISSIONS

  • California (1980)
  • Nevada (1980)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The Verdict Club, platinum member
  • Nevada Justice Association, Board of Governors
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America

AWARDS

  • Badger Award, community service, Nevada
  • Justice Association Series on Continuing
  • Legal Education
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law
Sacramento, CA
Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, CA

What's
your story?

OUR CLIENTS HAVE REMARKABLE STORIES TO TELL

Click on the images below to learn more about actual clients Richard Harris Law Firm has helped and how we were able to assist them in moving forward with their lives.

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Robert T's Story
Robert was having lunch at Long John Silver’s when he slipped and fell in grease while on his way to the bathroom. He sustained injuries to his right wrist, left hip, neck, back, and groin.
robert's story - multiple vehicle accident
Robert's Story
Robert was stopped at a light when a multiple vehicle accident in the intersection occurred and his vehicle was hit. Robert sustained multiple injuries to his back, shoulders, arms, wrist, and hand.
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Natesha's Story
In 1999, Natesha, a fitness club employee, was struck by a drunk driver. Following the accident, she had an unsuccessful surgery that resulted in her suffering nearly 10 years of chronic severe pain. Unable to work, Natesha applied for Social Security Disability.
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Laura B's Story
While playing with a friend in the yard, Laura was attacked and severely bitten on the arm and leg by her neighbor’s dog. She suffered deep flesh wounds and spent five days in the hospital receiving skin grafts and plastic surgery.
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Laura's Story
Laura got the green light at an intersection when the car coming in the opposite direction turned right in front of her. He never even looked. She slammed into the side of his car. After the impact, Laura got out of her car and passed out in the street.
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Jim's Story
The other driver ran a stop sign, slamming into Jim’s car. The left side of Jim’s body—his shoulder and leg—was injured, and he tore cartilage in his chest. He required several surgeries on his shoulder, as well as extensive physical therapy to recover.
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Jarard's Story
Jerard and his wife were riding jet skis while on a vacation at Lake Powell. When they returned to the houseboat, another jet ski inadvertently turned in front of Jerard, throwing him off the jet ski and knocking him unconscious.
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Jaime's Story
Jaime was on the job, driving his tow truck, when another driver pulled out, hitting him on the driver's side of his vehicle. He suffered injuries to his neck, right arm, shoulder, and spine. As a result of the accident, he was unable to work.
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Bobby's Story
Robert was walking in front of a restaurant inside a local casino when he rounded the corner to enter the restaurant and tripped on a wheelchair that was leaning against the wall. He had no time to react and avoid the wheelchair.
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Beth's Story
Beth was at a two-way stop. She had the right of way. When a 17-year-old kid ran the stop sign, she couldn't get out of the way fast enough. Within seconds, the kid drove into the side of her car, forcing her vehicle to spin out. She slid within an inch of a wall.
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Ben's Story
Dr. Ben Rodriguez was riding his bicycle when he was hit from behind by a vehicle. Ben sustained multiple and severe injuries including a lacerated left arm, which resulted in a severe infection. Dr. Rodriguez was unable to return to work for several weeks and then only to an abbreviated schedule.
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Carrie's Story
Carrie's husband, Robert, was a student pilot. When he didn’t return home from a solo flight, Carrie went to the airport where she was told all planes were accounted for.
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David's Story
David was driving his son’s car the day of his accident. On his way to pick up his son from school, he had nearly crossed the intersection in downtown Las Vegas when a woman at a stop sign charged forward. She hit him head-on.
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Kevin's Story
Kevin was stopped at a red light when another vehicle drove into the back of his truck. He was knocked unconscious, and when he came to, all he could hear was the sound of metal dragging on the road. Instinct told him to put his foot on the brake.