Jeff Harris

Associate

Admissions

Admissions

New York (1987)

USDC for the Eastern District of New York

USDC for the Southern District of New York

New Jersey (1991)

Education

Memberships

Mr. Harris has thirty years of civil litigation experience, and has developed expertise in the areas of construction law, premises liability and medical malpractice litigation.

Mr. Harris began his career as a prosecutor in the Major Narcotics Unit of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted felony cases and obtained numerous favorable verdicts. He was cross designated with the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York for a joint homicide and RICO investigation and prosecution. 

Following his experience with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Harris became a senior trial attorney and then the Managing Attorney for the Law Office of Harris, King, Fodera & Correia, an in-house law firm for a Fortune 100 liability, casualty insurer.  Along with managing a legal staff of 40 employees, Mr. Harris tried to verdict complex construction site accident cases.

Prior to his association with French & Casey, Mr. Harris served as an in-house attorney for NJ PURE working for a highly respected law firm in Monmouth County.  Mr. Harris’ practice focused exclusively on medical malpractice defense representing physicians throughout the State of New Jersey.

Mr. Harris currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Legal Studies Department of the City University of New York teaching Trial Preparation and Civil Law & Procedure.      

Mr. Harris earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Colgate University. He received his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law where he was a semi-finalist in an intrastate moot court competition and a member of the Order of Barristers.

 

REPORTED CASES:    People v. Ernest Johnson, 636 N.Y.S. 2d 540 (Sup. Ct., Kings     

                                         County 1995).