Before he became a judge, Harris had about 11 years of experience as an attorney. In that time, he argued 100 non-jury trials and 300 cases for administrative bodies (government agencies). He focused on business and commercial litigation, including employee disputes, evictions, collections, and asset/business acquisition. Other civil specializations include estate planning, insurance law, construction law, governmental and family law. He also represented his clients in an appeal, if needed.
In 1997 he was an adjunct professor at UCF, teaching a course in legal research. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Judicial Mentor.
This judge is a member of the Federalist Society.
This judge is a textualist, who uses an interpretation of the Constitution that is advocated by the Federalist Society.
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* Appointed instead of running for election because of a vacancy between election cycles.