Former Judge Dan Harris Joins HLGR

dan harris headshotHLGR is pleased to announce that recently retired judge Daniel L. Harris joined the firm as an “of counsel” attorney on August 16, 2013.

Dan’s law practice will focus on dispute resolution, including civil litigation, mediation, and arbitration; and on assistance with governmental affairs. He serves clients in Portland, the Willamette Valley, Eugene, and in southern Oregon.

“We are very honored to have retired Judge Harris join the firm,” said Jens Schmidt, President at Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. “In addition to his wealth of experience from his work first as a legislative assistant, later as an attorney in private practice, and finally as a state circuit court judge, he brings with him a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm for his upcoming work in advising the firm’s clients. He already has a distinguished and accomplished legal career, and we are very much looking forward to his merging his talents with ours.”

Before joining HLGR, Dan was a circuit court judge for Jackson County for 16 years (appointed in 1997 by Governor Kitzhaber), where he managed a civil trial docket, served as a settlement judge (chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission), and most recently as an appointed judge for the Oregon Complex Litigation Court. Prior to sitting on the bench, Dan was a civil trial attorney for 14 years focusing on real property, commercial, and business disputes; personal injury and insurance claims; and government, regulatory, and land use matters. Before attending law school, he worked for U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield in Washington, D.C. and has been active in Oregon legislative affairs in each of the State legislative sessions since 1985.