Kurt E. Harris

Education & Experience:

  • Southern Illinois University B.S. Administration of Justice; 1988
  • SIU School of Law, J.D.; 1992
    • Inducted into "Lincoln's Inn Society" graduation ceremonies; 1992
    • President of Student Bar Association SIU Law School; 1992
    • American Bar Association Law School Representative; 1992
    • Student Lawyer in SIU Legal Clinic 1990-1992 "
  • Adjunct Professor at John A. Logan College 1992-1995
    • Taught Criminal Law & Admin of Justice Classes
  • Partner in Law Firm of Harris & Haile 1992-1996
  • Special Prosecutor for Perry County Drug Task Force;1996
    • Authored "Project S.T.I.N.G" anti-drug & gang strategy
  • Perry County State's Attorney; 1996-2000.
    • Prosecuted homicide cases and major felonies
    • Represented County Board
  • Returned to private practice as Kurt E. Harris Law Firm 2000.
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Primary Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle / Trucking Accidents
  • Railroad Accidents

Kurt E. Harris

Lead Attorney

Community Involvement

The Kurt E. Harris Law Firm is committed to giving back to Du Quoin and to surrounding communities in Perry Co. Below is a list of current and past organizations that our firm has supported. We encourage you to also provide support for these organizations - they are working hard to improve our communities and better the lives of all who live in them.

  1. Sponsoring FBLA Trip to California Competition
  2. Sponsoring DHS science and physic teams trip to six flags
  3. Sponsoring Scholar Bowl team
  4. Sponsoring youth ball teams in DQ and Herrin
  5. Sponsoring Garret Gross MMA
  6. Donating to DHS weight room
  7. Sponsoring DHS Trap Shooting Team
  8. Donating suite at Miner's Stadium to youth goups, boy scouts, girl scouts and Veterans
  9. Donating to VFW/Legion Honor Guard (overcoats and special event dinner and recognition at game)
  10. Perry County Humane Society

The Kurt E. Harris Law Firm also works closely with the Harris Foundation to support local and international organizations. For more information on the Harris Foundation, please visit www.harrischristianfoundation.org



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