Jason R. Harris represents and advises clients in a variety of general litigation, transportation, admiralty, maritime and corporate matters. In his litigation practice, Jason frequently represents clients and insurers in maritime and transportation cases, including the defense and prosecution of serious bodily injuries, fatalities, casualties and construction disputes. He also represents select clients facing state or federal criminal charges. In addition, Jason has extensive experience providing counsel to clients on corporate and risk management issues. He takes pride in offering clients efficient and effective results and business-minded solutions.
Before joining Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Jason practiced law as a partner in a law firm in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina and co-founded Welch and Harris in Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina.
Jason took a hiatus from the private practice of law to serve as General Counsel, Director of Legal and Corporate Secretary for an international marine salvage, wreck removal, decommissioning, and underwater services company headquartered in Houston, Texas, with its operational headquarters in Holland. While in-house, Jason assisted in the implementation of a merger, advised the board of directors and management on legal affairs, oversaw an international legal and risk management team, performed extensive business contract reviews, and designed a robust regulatory compliance program.
Business dealings have taken Jason across the United States and around the world to international commercial destinations such as Indonesia, Singapore, Brazil, Denmark, England, the Netherlands and Costa Rica. However, he particularly enjoys servicing clients in cities, towns and the unincorporated areas of North Carolina, such as Sneads Ferry in Onslow County where he lived and practiced law for many years.
Jason is proud to have had the opportunity to serve in the Alabama and North Carolina Army National Guard as a military policeman and a Judge Advocate General Legal Assistant. Before being Honorably Discharged in 2000, his duties sent him to Panama, Germany and host of domestic locations.
Most Recent Posts
Jason R. Harris, Chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was a featured speaker at the Maritime Law Association (MLA) CLE in New York City on May 3. He offered comments on the Maritime Law Association Code of Professional Conduct including civility and stability for lawyers despite the occasional heavy seas associated with an admiralty and maritime law practice.… Read More
Jason Harris presented at the American Conference Institute’s 7th Forum on Admiralty & Maritime Claims and Litigation. The event is being held Feb. 25-27 at the Westin Oaks Houston in Houston, TX.… Read More
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that Jason R. Harris and Greer Vanderberry have received an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.… Read More
On Oct. 30, Jason R. Harris spoke as part of a panel discussion on “The Aftermath of Disaster.” The three-person panel addressed legal and insurance issues following marine casualties and natural disasters and the importance of using an experienced admiralty and maritime attorney.… Read More
How are legal issues handled when maritime vessels cause damage to other property? There are a few presumptions that are… Read More
As North Carolinians continue to recover from and assess damage from Hurricane Florence, many individuals are wondering how to deal… Read More
Jason R. Harris, Chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law), is featured as the Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer of the Month in the latest edition of the Triangle Attorney at Law Magazine.… Read More
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that it has added an Admiralty and Maritime Practice Group. Jason R. Harris will serve as Chair of the new practice group and will be based in the firm’s Wilmington office.… Read More
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that Jason R. Harris has joined the firm as a partner based in its Wilmington office. Jason will serve as Chair of the firm’s new Admiralty and Maritime Practice Group.… Read More