Michael J. Harris, an esteemed attorney at Crowe & Harris, LLP, has been providing exceptional legal representation since 1999. His extensive practice encompasses various areas, including medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, construction site injuries, premises liability, products liability, and general personal injury. Michael’s expertise shines through in cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injury, where he has achieved countless million and multi-million dollar settlements and trial verdicts for his clients.
A Distinguished Legal Career
Before joining Crowe & Harris, LLP, Michael Harris garnered valuable legal experience through his work with the Insurance Fraud Division of the Attorney General’s Office. He also exhibited his advocacy and counseling skills at a Middlesex County Battered Women’s Clinic and gained valuable insights from working alongside Federal District Court Judge Patti B. Saris. Additionally, Michael served as a dedicated public defender for the Dorchester District Court.
Michael’s pursuit of excellence began during his undergraduate studies at Boston College, where he graduated cum laude with degrees in English and Philosophy. His passion for literature took him to England, where he participated in an Advanced Studies Program at Oxford University’s University College. There, he focused on Shakespeare, Romantic Period poetry, and creative writing. Continuing his education at Suffolk University Law School, Michael’s commitment to litigation and trial practice thrived. He excelled in his classes, secured a position on the prestigious Moot Court Honor Board, contributed to the Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy, and actively participated in moot court competitions. His remarkable achievements earned him the Harold B. Goodwin scholarship for being the best overall trial advocate.
Contributions to the Legal Field
Aside from his exemplary legal work, Michael Harris has made notable contributions to the legal community. He has engaged in state and local legislative efforts, such as drafting a Massachusetts’ Son of Sam law to prevent criminal offenders from profiting from their crimes. Additionally, he was instrumental in developing a zoning and licensing ordinance that aimed to regulate adult entertainment in Salem, Massachusetts. Michael’s dedication to protecting patient and victim rights led to his invitation to various panels with Massachusetts Superior Court Judges.
Strong Legal Network
Mr. Harris is an active member of several esteemed legal organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. Within the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, he has served as chair of the Legislative Committee and as a board member of the Amicus Curiae Committee. His exceptional service has been recognized with the prestigious President’s Award.
Trust, Respect, and Extraordinary Results
Michael Harris’s distinctive practice style captivates his clients, garners respect from defense attorneys, defense firms, and insurance companies, and consistently delivers extraordinary results. Known for his tenacity, preparation, and unwavering commitment to his clients, he has become a trusted legal advisor. Many defending attorneys and presiding judges often refer their family and friends to Michael, seeking his representation for their loved ones who require an attorney willing to go the extra mile.
Personal Life and Interests
Outside of his professional endeavors, Michael leads a fulfilling life with his wife, Kristin, who is also an attorney. They reside in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and have three children: two sons named Ben and Lucas, and a daughter named Arya. The family is completed by their beloved pets, Oliver the golden retriever and Charlie the Burnese Mountain Dog. Michael’s dedication to physical fitness is evident in his passion for endurance sports. He has participated in the Boston Marathon, completed multiple Ironman races, and regularly competes in races and triathlons of various distances. A proud vegan, Michael is currently training for his next challenge.
To contact Michael J. Harris, Esq., you can reach him via email at MHarris@CroweandHarris.com. For assistance, please contact his legal assistant, Kathleen Davenport, at KDavenport@CroweandHarris.com.
- Walpole High School
- Boston College, BA (English & Philosophy)
- Oxford University, University College
- Suffolk University Law School, JD
- The United States Supreme Court
- First Circuit Court of Appeals
- All state and federal courts
- All state and federal courts
- American Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- New Hampshire Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
- Massachusetts Freemasons (Essex Lodge), Master Mason
- The Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks (Saugua-Everett Elks), Elk
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