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Career Biography

Harris is a founding member of the firm which he helped to form over fifty years ago. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Harris has successfully tried to verdict countless jury and non-jury trials, as well as arbitrations, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. His trial experience has a wide array of substantive legal areas, including personal injury, criminal defense, and commercial litigation. Early in his career, from 1959-1960, Harris also was a Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania. 


Most recently, Harris has been active in alternative dispute resolution, having been certified as an Arbitrator by both the Common Pleas Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and  American Arbitration Association; Following his appointment as Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Korea after appointment by the U. S. State Department and the government of Seoul, Korea, Harris has been active in Korean Community affairs in Pennsylvania, developing programs using political and business connections directed to furthering cooperation between Korean and Pennsylvania business in order to mutually expand their markets, and acting as a liaison with the New York Consul General and the Pennsylvania Korean Community. Harris has spoken at numerous business and educational functions regarding stimulating Koreans in the political and business process.


Former  board member of the Pegasus Riding Academy for Children; Former vice president of the Lawyers Club of Philadelphia; Former Commissioner of the Philadelphia Fairmount Park Commission; Former CEO of the Civil War Museum of Philadelphia; Advisory Board member of the Pacific Asian Senior Services; Advisory Board  member of the Consul Corps of Philadelphia; Board member of the Korean War Memorial of Philadelphia; Columnist for the Korean Daily newspaper; Former President of Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, PA.

Representative Matters

While maintaining an active litigation practice earlier in his career, Harris currently devotes most of his professional time representing numerous Korean American businesses, and social and religious organizations throughout the Delaware Valley Area. He also works with corporations seeking to expand in the Korean market.

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