Robert Newton Harris

Robert Newton Harris

Florida State Bar
  • Business Law, Employment Law
  • Florida
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Summary

I'm an experienced trial attorney who specializes in business litigation, commercial lawsuits, and employment and labor law issues. As professional Miami attorney of 20 years, I represent both plaintiffs and defendants at the state and federal level. After graduating from the University of Miami's Law School, I founded Harris Law Firm to serve the community by meeting the needs of individuals and businesses. I strive to give the best legal advice to those seeking counsel for workplace discrimination, business transactions, breach of contract violations, business fraud, fiduciary/agency disputes, business torts, and other commercial matters. I'm proud of the successful work I have had in representing plaintiffs and defendants, especially complex insurance and reinsurance litigation involving international parties with cases involving Lloyd's of London Syndicates and brokers. Those who have worked with me will say I am passionate about being a lawyer and believe in the value of forging strong relationships with clients in order to achieve a positive outcome. As a business attorney and labor and employment lawyer, I have won major judgments in favor of my clients, specifically those involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment in the workplace. I'm highly competent in the areas of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. My personal goal at Harris Law Firm is to offer clients professional, reliable legal service time and time again.

Education
University of Miami School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
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Howard University
B.A. (1993)
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Professional Experience
Civil Rule Procedures Committee
Florida State Bar
- Current
Member
Florida Lawyer Network
- Current
The Florida Lawyers Network (FLN) is a statewide network of highly-skilled and well-qualified lawyers in each area of practice throughout Florida. Each Member must have at least five (5) years of experience and must be well-versed and knowledgeable in his or her designated area of practice. Only three (3) attorneys in each area of practice are selected for membership in each Chapter, and this gives FLN great diversity while maintaining essential exclusivity. Since "FLN" first began 2010, hundreds of members of the Florida Bar have joined one of numerous "FLN - Chapters" and qualified and seasoned attorneys that are ready, willing and able to build long-term connections with experienced members of the Florida Bar are invited to learn more about this outstanding network of professionals.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Verdicts and Settlements
Daily Business Review
Speaking Engagements
Employment and Labor Law - FLSA Rules, Lunch Seminar, Miami, FL
Florida Lawyer Network
Mr. Robert Harris was the featured speaker during Florida Lawyer's Network (FLN) lunch and learn in August of 2016. The Florida Lawyer's Network is a statewide network of highly skilled legal professionals. To become a member, applicants must have at least 5 years of experience as a Florida lawyer in a specific area of practice. According to an attending colleague, Diane Nobile, "Mr. Harris's presentation of labor & employment law was engaging and informational, with just the right amount of humor. He was fantastic!"
Professional Associations
Florida Lawyer Network # 30582229
Member
- Current
Activities: Employment and labor law attorney
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Business Network International South Beach Chapter
President
- Current
Activities: This category exclusive networking group is a worldwide organization with an impressive 7,500 chapters operating in 64 countries. As president, I serve my esteemed business colleagues by conducting weekly meetings, implementing an action plan to engage and educate members, and help the chapter increase revenues. Along with the membership committee, we assist the group in passing a greater number of qualified referrals, thus improving lead generation and securing more closed business. In the past year, BNI South Beach passed more than $2 million among its members. My goal as President is to inject positive energy and professionalism during the weekly morning meetings held at Jungle Island.
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Florida State Bar # 87671
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credit cards
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Best business attorney in Miami, The Harris Law Firm Group
Blog
Miami Business Attorney and Employment Lawyer Robert N. Harris
Contact & Map
Harris Law Firm
Citigroup Center
201 S. Biscayne Blvd. Suite 2650
Miami, FL 33131
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 625-5330
Telephone: (305) 536-6131
Fax: (305) 536-6130