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March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Business Update

Dear Clients and Friends, In times of uncertainty, it’s common to look for a sense of reassurance and sources of strength. The Richard Harris Law Firm and its Law Tigers, The Defenders and Ticket Busters…

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Dear Clients and Friends,

In times of uncertainty, it’s common to look for a sense of reassurance and sources of strength. The Richard Harris Law Firm and its Law Tigers, The Defenders and Ticket Busters divisions help you deal with the risks of everyday life and recover from the unexpected. We’ll get through the COVID-19 crisis with the same approach we’ve used to counsel our clients for 40 years. We take things one step at a time; make the best decisions we can with the information we have and never back down from a fight.

Considering the current pandemic, we’ve enabled 100% of our lawyers and staff to work remotely from home. This gives our clients the continued dedication of their legal team, while doing our best to keep our communities safe.

Whether you want to consult with us on a new case or have questions about your existing case, we’re still at your service.
We’re available via phone, text, email and virtual conferencing.
If there are any scheduling changes to your case, we’ll contact you.
Thank you for the patience you’ve already shown as we move through this challenging situation together. We also want to express sincere appreciation for the amazing healthcare workers and first responders.

Our lawyers and staff hope you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. Please stay home, support one another and wash your hands frequently. We look forward to coming together face to face again after the immediate threat of COVID-19 passes.

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March 23, 2020

Corona Virus Business Closure Update

As of March 12, 2020, Nevada is now under a state declared Emergency in response to the Corona Virus pandemic. This state of emergency is an attempt to slow the spread of Corona Virus by…

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As of March 12, 2020, Nevada is now under a state declared Emergency in response to the Corona Virus pandemic. This state of emergency is an attempt to slow the spread of Corona Virus by limiting face to face personal contact, and includes language which requires certain businesses, deemed Non-Essential, to close and cease operations during the state of emergency. Also included in the order are directions to practice social distancing which requires 6-foot clearance between persons, and directions to essential businesses to practice increased levels of hygiene and cleanliness.

By order of Governor Sisolak, as of March 20, 2020, Nevada has formalized the state of emergency by amending state laws and regulations, with specific instructions and details of which businesses have been declared either Essential or Non Essential. The good news is that legal services are classified as Essential Businesses, and our firms remain open during this time.

We’re Still Here For You

The Richard Harris Law Firm, Law Tigers, Ticket Busters and The Defenders remain open to accept new cases and resolve pending cases during the declaration of emergency. As the consequences of this worldwide threat continue to impact nearly every aspect of our lives, we want to assure you we are committed to providing uninterrupted service to our clients regarding all aspects of their case. Over the years we invested in advanced technology for the benefit of our clients. As a result, our law offices are uniquely prepared for the current crisis, allowing our lawyers and staff to work at full capacity from their homes. The only thing we will lose, hopefully only briefly, is the ability to meet face-to-face. Please feel free to call, email, text and videoconference us as usual.

For 40 years, our mission has been to serve, and we are proud to be able to do that no matter the circumstances.

Learn More:
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July 15, 2019

Auto Accident Series (Part 5) – Communications with our firm

Once you have retained our firm to represent you in your Auto Accident case, the need for ongoing communications between you, your lawyer, and our staff becomes critical.  It is important that our lawyers and…

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Once you have retained our firm to represent you in your Auto Accident case, the need for ongoing communications between you, your lawyer, and our staff becomes critical.  It is important that our lawyers and staff obtain all needed documentation that wasn’t submitted during the Initial Consultation.  Much of the additional information will be obtained from the information given in the Initial Consultation.

In the first few days after your case opens, many activities take place establishing our firm as your representative for future communication related to the case.   Your Case Manager will send notifications to relevant insurance companies establishing that our firm is now representing you in this claim and all future communications with them in regard to this claim, should be forwarded to our firm.  They may refer you to medical providers if needed and follow up with medical providers on your current medical condition and treatments to date.

Communications is critical to your case

It’s important that you forward needed documents as noted during the first meeting as soon as possible, so that your Case Manager can update our files for use in the case.  Your case manager may call you during these initial days after retention to follow up on medical treatments and any other business related to the case.

Certainly, phone calls and possibly emails between you and your case manager or lawyer are considered normal during this time.  Our firm notes all contacts with you and any documents exchanged, on an automated case management computer program.  Documents are scanned into electronic format and are available for retrieval for lawyers and staff of the firm.

Our firm has developed an additional channel of communications with our clients, which allows you to follow up on activity as it occurs.  If you have internet access, you can check your case file at any time 24/7 to see the most recent updates to your case.  On the firm internet site  at the top left corner above our logo, is a link called “Client Login.”  In your Initial Consultation, you should have been given your login credentials to access your case.  Once you click on the Client Login link, you will be presented with the login to the Client Site.  Enter your credentials and you will arrive at the dashboard.

Client Site functions

From the dashboard, you will some instructions, and below the instructions you will see a list of cases.  If this is your first case with our firm, you will only see your new case listed with a blue button called “Manage This Case” at the right.  If you have had previous personal injury cases with Richard Harris Law Firm or made use of our other divisions, Ticket Busters, or The Defenders, you may see links for those past cases as well.  Select the relevant case, and click the blue Manage button.

Once you have accessed your auto accident case, you will see Client Info, which has your legal name addresses and contact information.  You can contact your Case Manager at any time by clicking the green “Contact Us” button.  You should confirm that all information is correct and contact us with corrections if needed.

At the top of the page you will see a row of tabs labelled Client Info, Case Details, Dates, Providers, Documents, and Notes.  Clicking on these links will show a different aspect of your case.  Again, during the initial stages of your case, check the information as displayed and make corrections by clicking the Contact Us button.

The NOTES tab, in particular will show actions taken by your Case Manager or Lawyer concerning your case.  These notes will display the day after they take place: A nightly process gathers all updates to your case file and posts them for display the next day.

If you have questions about how to access this client site, or have not received your credentials, or have lost them, contact your Case Manager for direction.

The Richard Harris Law Firm provides information to our clients

We believe in using all technologies available to make your experience with our firm as transparent as possible and to keep you informed as your case progresses.  In addition to these technologies, we believe the most important part of your experience is the person to person relationships you have with our lawyers and staff.  If you’ve been injured through no fault or your own in a Car Accident, call us today at (702) 444-4444.

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July 28, 2015

Lawyer Spotlight – Kyle A Stucki

Kyle Stucki, a native of Las Vegas, is not only a prime example of what an outstanding personal injury lawyer stands for, he is also an incredible human being. Kyle graduated from Utah Valley University…

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Kyle Stucki, a native of Las Vegas, is not only a prime example of what an outstanding personal injury lawyer stands for, he is also an incredible human being.

Kyle graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in legal studies and subsequently earned his Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law in only two years. During law school, Kyle led the J. Reuben Clark Law Society while serving as Chapter President. Kyle went on to earn his MBA from Suffolk University while working full-time as
a lawyer.

“Kyle comes from a long family legal tradition. His grandfather, several uncles, and in-laws are lawyers. So, it’s no surprise he became one of the youngest lawyers in the history of Nevada. In his short career, Kyle has resolved hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death cases,” said Rick Harris, founder of the Richard Harris Law Firm. “Some have resulted in settlements exceeding a million dollars in damages for his clients.”
Kyle helps people in meaningful ways on a daily basis. He has given thousands of dollars to families in need and driven friends to out-of-state rehab facilities in the middle of the night. He has offered a place to stay to friends going through family issues at home, and secured jobs for people in serious need. Kyle would give you the shirt off his back if you asked for it, yet you would never know any of these things from his modest and humble nature. For Kyle, the most rewarding aspect of his job is the opportunity to sit across from a client who is going through the hardest thing they have ever faced, and being able to say “I can help you.”

Kyle has been featured in industry publications including Rising Stars 2015, by Super Lawyers Magazine, and Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers. In his free time, Kyle loves working on his Jeep, watersports, spending time with his wife, 19 nieces and nephews and lounging with his two dogs.

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April 22, 2015

Sixth Annual Students With A Cause #WhatIf

2015 marks the sixth-annual Students with a Cause PSA video contest sponsored by The Richard Harris Law Firm. As part of our law firm’s “Reach Out” program, Students with a Cause is a community-focused video…

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2015 marks the sixth-annual Students with a Cause PSA video contest sponsored by The Richard Harris Law Firm. As part of our law firm’s “Reach Out” program, Students with a Cause is a community-focused video challenge to high-school students throughout Clark County, intended to raise awareness in different areas of safety.

Through the years we have witnessed amazing creativity in the 30-second video submissions sent in by local high-school students. The links below will take you to some of the previous submissions, including the annual winning videos.

2010 Drinking and Driving
2011 Distracted Driving
2012 Pedestrian Safety
2013 Stop Bullying
2014 Helmet Safety

The theme of this year’s contest, “What If…” challenges students to answer the hypothetical question as it relates to improving their lives, that of their family or community, or making for a better society. Students can apply by submitting their unique take on the theme in a 30-second video submission. The winning video will be aired on local TV in June and posted on the Internet.

The goal of the Students with a Cause campaign is to encourage students to creatively express their vision and experiences through a video that will engage, motivate and make a difference in their lives and the community. “My focus is to give students a sense of accomplishment and encourage them to create artistically with a long-term goal in mind,” says Richard Harris, Founder of the Richard Harris Law Firm. “This campaign not only serves as an avenue to be creative, but as an opportunity for students to make a real commitment to their future.”

Entries are judged by a panel of professionals in media and broadcasting who will rank the videos based on content, persuasiveness, creativity, production/presentation and awareness. The Richard Harris Law Firm will reward the top two PSA videos in the contest with a first and second place prize. FIRST PRIZE:  $1,500 scholarship and $500 donation to the student’s high school / SECOND PRIZE: $1,000 scholarship.

CONTEST RULES:

  • Students must be currently enrolled in a high school in Clark County
  • Students must be in grades 9 to 12
  • Students under the age of 18 must obtain parent/guardian permission
  • Video must be 30 seconds in length, contain no vulgar or inappropriate content
  • Video should include original images and background music

Video submissions must be received by May 3, 2015

WINNERS will be selected on May 22, 2015

For contest details, visit https://richardharrislaw.com/community/students-with-a-cause/

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January 30, 2015

Why I became a lawyer – Richard Harris family story

Integrity. Hard work. Compassion. These are the principles Richard Harris has honored his entire life and continues to live by in his practice at the Richard Harris Law Firm. Growing up in Idaho as the…

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Integrity. Hard work. Compassion.

These are the principles Richard Harris has honored his entire life and continues to live by in his practice at the Richard Harris Law Firm. Growing up in Idaho as the third of five children, Rick (as he is better known) comes from a loving family, where both parents taught their children to aim high in life, and treat other people with respect and dignity.

Both sides of Rick’s family trace their roots to pioneers in the 1840’s and 1850’s, who walked across the American plains and settled in the Rocky Mountain west in search of religious and personal freedom, so hard work and perseverance have always been a part of his family’s spirit. Like his pioneer ancestors, Rick’s father moved the family to Nevada in 1968, on Rick’s 15th birthday, in search of better opportunities.

Rick’s father, a former World War II Naval Corpsman and schoolteacher, always encouraged him to be a lawyer, and follow in the footsteps of his great-great grandfather, a frontier judge. Rick lacked the self-confidence to pursue a legal career until he successfully completed a challenging church mission in England. Upon his return, Rick heeded his father’s advice and obtained a law degree. As his father always said, “Never be afraid of taking the hard road. It’s less crowded, but it leads to a bigger reward.

Once Rick took the hard road of law school, he excelled because he was never afraid to work harder than most students. He interned for the Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, graduated near the top of his class, and took the California and Nevada bar exams in the same week, passing them both.

Rick’s first job out of law school was with criminal defense lawyer, and former Las Vegas Mayor, Oscar Goodman. He taught Rick to be passionate about the law and always love your clients. Rick opened the Richard Harris Law Firm 18 months after graduating from law school, and established the firm on the constant ideal that the client comes first. As his mother, a piano teacher, secretary and kindest and most compassionate person Rick has ever known, taught the family, “We respect everyone. Only then do we deserve respect.” Rick has created a law firm for the people. He shares the highest of highs and the lowest of lows with his injured clients, and makes sure he serves them and their interests to the best of his ability. Rick’s commitment to each client enables him to right the wrong and bring peace to their lives.

Rick’s parents instilled in him a love of hard work and compassion, and these traits show in his work every day. Rick Harris is well prepared to represent the people that need him most, the injured and those who have lost loved ones.

To learn more about Rick’s story and find out what drives his passion for the law, please view the video below. In the most competitive personal injury lawyer market in the country, what makes the Richard Harris Law Firm different? We care.

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July 20, 2014

RHL: Our Mission

One's mission is the foundational building-block of their purpose. In this video, Richard Harris describes the mission of our law firm and our role in the lives of the injured. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Our Mission When…

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One’s mission is the foundational building-block of their purpose. In this video, Richard Harris describes the mission of our law firm and our role in the lives of the injured.

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June 29, 2014

The Softer Side of An Auto Accident Attorney

Sometimes, getting to know someone on a more personal level allows you to more clearly see why you can trust that person more than anyone else. Often when people present only one side of themselves…

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Sometimes, getting to know someone on a more personal level allows you to more clearly see why you can trust that person more than anyone else.

Often when people present only one side of themselves for the sake of a conveying business-type reputation, the withholding of the other parts of themselves can make them seem inauthentic even though the reason they are doing so is understandable and valid. One man whom we can never accuse of being inauthentic is Richard Harris.

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June 26, 2014

Lawyer Spotlight – Alison Braiser

Alison Brasier is about as Nevadan as they come – a second generation “Born and Raised.” When her childhood friends were watching Nickelodeon, Alison was glued to The People’s Court. After graduating from Las Vegas’…

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attorneys-alison-brasier-medAlison Brasier is about as Nevadan as they come – a second generation “Born and Raised.” When her childhood friends were watching Nickelodeon, Alison was glued to The People’s Court. After graduating from Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High School, Alison attended UNLV and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2001. She thought little about being a lawyer until called for jury duty in a two-week capital murder trial. She loved everything about the courtroom and watching the process unfold. As a juror, she saw the difference in skill level between the prosecutor and the defense lawyer. She learned great lawyers prepare well and believe in their case. Alison was hooked.

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June 26, 2014

Technology Can Never Replace the Human Touch

A few months ago, I attended the lecture of Ray Kurzweil, the noted author, scientist, inventor and futurist. He predicted advancements in computers, robotics and genetics leading to a technological singularity, a point where progress…

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A few months ago, I attended the lecture of Ray Kurzweil, the noted author, scientist, inventor and futurist. He predicted advancements in computers, robotics and genetics leading to a technological singularity, a point where progress is so rapid, humans cannot comprehend it. People will augment their minds and bodies with genetic alterations, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. Mankind will be irreversibly transformed as man and machine interact as one. Those who fear the future picture the machine rebellion portrayed by the computer HAL in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and Skynet in the Terminator series. Others argue machines aren’t necessarily bad and will advance the quality and length of human life.

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June 15, 2014

Why Customer Service is So Important at RIchard Harris Law Firm

Being treated well is one of the most important aspect of any relationship. At Richard Harris Law Firm we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer satisfaction in our field and we are…

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Being treated well is one of the most important aspect of any relationship. At Richard Harris Law Firm we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer satisfaction in our field and we are proud to represent our clients and give our very best to the success of their case.

In the following video, you will find out why customer service is the most important aspect of our work and how we can work to help you with your personal injury case.

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June 1, 2014

Who We Represent at the Richard Harris Law Firm

The mission of any organization is what will make or break that firm. Being the best requires not only diligence and attention to detail but a solid foundation. Richard Harris built that foundation over thirty…

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The mission of any organization is what will make or break that firm. Being the best requires not only diligence and attention to detail but a solid foundation. Richard Harris built that foundation over thirty years ago and continues to produce success after success.

In this video, Richard provides an overview of the true value behind his firm and its mission to all of its clients.

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February 2, 2014

Your Law Firm, Your City, Your State – Why We Love It…

We're in love with Nevada and we're not afraid to show it! Watch this video packed with excerpts from the Richard Harris Law Firm family touting what exactly it is we just can't get enough…

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We’re in love with Nevada and we’re not afraid to show it! Watch this video packed with excerpts from the Richard Harris Law Firm family touting what exactly it is we just can’t get enough of…

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January 5, 2014

Looking Forward to Leaving a Legacy of Caring

Sometimes, the best way to move forward is by having a vision of the end result you want to create. And sometimes that end result is something as simple as leaving a legacy; a history…

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Sometimes, the best way to move forward is by having a vision of the end result you want to create. And sometimes that end result is something as simple as leaving a legacy; a history of experience that resonates so clearly with people that the idea is carried on into the future. We’re about leaving a legacy of caring; a legacy of truly being involved in our clients’ cases and making their success, our success.

Watch this video to learn more about the legacy of Richard Harris Law Firm.

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December 22, 2013

Traveling to Las Vegas This Holiday Season

Did you know that if you or a loved one from outside Nevada is in need of legal representation in Las Vegas you can get the help you need with as little as one (and…

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Did you know that if you or a loved one from outside Nevada is in need of legal representation in Las Vegas you can get the help you need with as little as one (and possibly even none) return trips to Las Vegas in order to settle or resolve your case?

Watch this video to find out the different potential scenarios and how Richard Harris Law Firm can help.

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December 18, 2013

Christmas Cubical Competition at RHLF

Each year at Christmas time, the Richard Harris Law Firm holds a competition between teams, to decorate their pods.  The winning team receives a prize, but according to Michelle Scott, 2012’s winner, the prize is…

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Each year at Christmas time, the Richard Harris Law Firm holds a competition between teams, to decorate their pods.  The winning team receives a prize, but according to Michelle Scott, 2012’s winner, the prize is not the motivating factor.  “I just do it because I want to win,” said Scott when asked why she puts so much effort into the competition.   One of her competitors, Lauren Gasca, who is in the pod next to Michelle, says, “I do this because I want to beat Michelle Scott!”  When asked if her pod is complete, Lauren said, “I’ll probably finish it Friday morning, before the judging begins.”  This is also strategically too late for Ms. Scott to make changes to her pod.

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December 13, 2013

What Trust Means in a Client/Lawyer Relationship

We talk about trust a lot because we feel it is the most important thing in every relationship. It is the glue that holds everything together and we tremendously value the trust we have built…

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We talk about trust a lot because we feel it is the most important thing in every relationship. It is the glue that holds everything together and we tremendously value the trust we have built with our clients.

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December 11, 2013

A Law Firm that Prioritizes Helping People

We truly enjoy helping people. We are here to help you and we are happy to do so. We've come to look at our field a bit differently than its perception. We see those in…

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We truly enjoy helping people. We are here to help you and we are happy to do so. We’ve come to look at our field a bit differently than its perception. We see those in the legal field as having the opportunity to be the super heroes of product liability and personal responsibility. May sound a bit dramatic but it’s true. Good lawyers are the reason product manufacturers take the safety of their products more seriously than ever. We’re the reason why additional steps to prevent negligence are taken every day and why labels are becoming more and more specific; so Americans know the truth about what they consume.

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December 9, 2013

Penn & Teller Entertain Richard Harris Staff

The lawyers and staff of the Richard Harris Law Firm were treated to a very enjoyable Holiday gathering this past Saturday, December 7, 2013.  The evening began with a reception and dinner at the Rio…

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The lawyers and staff of the Richard Harris Law Firm were treated to a very enjoyable Holiday gathering this past Saturday, December 7, 2013.  The evening began with a reception and dinner at the Rio Hotel and Casino’s Voodoo Steakhouse located 50 floors above Las Vegas.  The view was incredible and the food was just as impressive.  Once desert was finished we then had the pleasure of attending the Penn & Teller show.

One of our own was selected for Penn & Teller’s first big magic trick of the night, when Catherine Barnhill was selected from the audience to come on stage.  Her cell phone was taken, then disappeared and was later found inside a plastic bag, inside a fish (…yes, a real fish from a seafood restaurant), inside a sealed box, under a seat in the audience.

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December 8, 2013

Why We Do What We Do

The most important aspect of hiring a lawyer for your case is discovering why they chose to become an attorney and the purpose behind their work in the legal field. THIS is what leads to…

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The most important aspect of hiring a lawyer for your case is discovering why they chose to become an attorney and the purpose behind their work in the legal field. THIS is what leads to the greatest success stories.

In this video, Richard Harris talk about why it’s the mission of his law firm to be the aggressive advocate for injured victims of accidents.