Ken Harris received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 (BA – Political Science). Mr. Harris obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988. Following his graduation from law school, Mr. Harris joined the law firm of Wishart, Norris, Henninger & Pittman in Charlotte, North Carolina. While there, his practice focused on Immigration Law and Plaintiff’s Litigation in Tort and Worker’s Compensation matters. In 1990, Mr. Harris joined the law firm of Hoover & Williams, P.A. where he continued to focus on plaintiff’s litigation in Tort and Worker’s Compensation matters. Mr. Harris co-founded the law firm of Harris & Drummond in 1992 where he continued to participate in plaintiff’s litigation. Mr. Harris co-founded the former Todd, Parham, Harris & Dixon, PLLC in 1995. In 1998, Mr. Harris established his firm as a sole practitioner practicing as KEN HARRIS & ASSOCIATES.
In 1992, Harris was named one of the 50 Leaders of Tomorrow in Ebony magazine’s 50th anniversary issue. Harris and his cases have been featured or emphasized in many publications, including, but not limited to, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, The Charlotte Observer, The Fayetteville Observer, Celebrity Power Magazine, Ebony magazine, Charlotte magazine, The Charlotte Post, Sister Sister magazine, Sports Illustrated, and The Wall Street Journal.
Harris continues to strive for excellence relative to his practice. Harris has litigated cases in the North Carolina Superior and District Courts as well as in the Federal court system, Harris has also litigated numerous cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals including Bennish v. N. C. Dance Theater, Sanhueza v. Liberty Steel Erectors, and Martin v. Cummins South, Inc. Harris has litigated before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (Akron, Ohio), the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal District Courts in North Carolina (Eastern and Western Districts), Federal District Court in Virginia, the North Carolina Industrial Commission and the Social Security Administration. In 2004, Harris and co-counsel, obtained one of the largest medical malpractice settlements in the state of N.C. In 2009, Harris resolved what is considered to be the largest voluntary police liability settlement in Mecklenburg County history.