Matthew Harris concentrates his practice in the defense of civil litigation matters, primary including personal injury claims, medical malpractice, business/commercial disputes, insurance "bad faith" claims, and contract law. His clients have included physicians, hospitals, long-term care facilities, dentists, advanced practice nurses, and many other allied healthcare professionals.. He also defends tort claims filed against various state agencies and departments.
Matthew aggressively litigates his cases from the moment suit is filed. He develops an early understanding and analysis of his clients' potential liability, then works with the client to determine the best and most cost-effective strategy to resolve the lawsuit. He has a proven record of obtaining dismissal in favor of his clients early in litigation and has also obtained numerous defense verdicts in cases where his clients faced considerable exposure. Matthew is a member of the Mississippi and Tennessee Bar Associations, the Capitol Area Bar Association, the Litigation Section of the Mississippi Bar Association, and was chosen to be a member of the Mississippi Bar's Professionalism Committee. Matthew lives in Signal Mountain, Tennessee with his daughter, Madeline, and twin sons, Walker and Reed.
Medical Malpractice: 75%; General Negligence and Business Disputes: 15%; Contract Negotiations & Litigation: 10%;
Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi - J.D.; Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee B.S. - 2008 Honors: With Distinction, Major: Political Science
Mississippi, 2011; Tennessee, 2011; U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2011; U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2012; U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2015; Tribal Court of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, 2016;
Mississippi Bar Association, Litigation Section; Tennessee Bar Association; Capitol Area Bar Association;
Honors and Awards:
Best Paper, Global Issues in Coporate Law, 2010