Mr. Harris is a 1996 graduate of the University of Louisville College of Law. He was admitted to practice in Ohio in 1997.
From 1997 to 2013 he maintained a private law office in Cincinnati, Ohio with an emphasis on criminal defense.
As defense attorney, he has tried more than one hundred criminal jury trials in Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Clinton and Montgomery Counties and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
A substantial portion of his private practice involved the defense of clients charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated murder.
Mr. Harris handled numerous felony appointments, through the Hamilton County Public Defender Office and federal felony cases through the CJA appointment process.
Mr. Harris has defended clients facing charges from minor misdemeanors to aggravated murder cases in state court.
He has taught and mentored several attorneys in criminal defense throughout his career.