About Us

Heather Harris combines her love of helping people with her passion for researching and writing to ensure justice is served. A life-changing experience within her own family provides her the understanding and inspiration to care for her clients in their own scary situations and get them to what they are entitled.

Heather E. Harris, Esq. is the founding member of Harris Nevada Law. Heather was born, raised, and educated in California, yet she has made Southern Nevada her home. Raised in Northern California where she graduated from Lodi High School, Heather completed her undergraduate education early and received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, with honors, from the University of California Santa Barbara. As a result of her academic achievements, she was awarded a scholarship and attended the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Initially, Heather planned to focus her legal career on environmental law, but that changed after working at an on-campus legal clinic helping indigent clients. As a result of her experience, Heather developed a new plan for her career: helping injured people get justice.

After graduating from McGeorge in 2001, Heather started her career in Las Vegas and was determined to gain litigation experience with top-rated lawyers as her mentors. Heather secured a position as an associate attorney for a prestigious regional law firm. She spent the first few years of her career honing her litigation skills by managing a large caseload for numerous corporate clients at Snell and Wilmer. Her experience handling civil cases in both State and Federal Court proved invaluable and provided a solid foundation for her future as a tenacious advocate. Although she enjoyed success in this position and sharpened her litigation skills, Heather decided to move on when she was contacted by the City of North Las Vegas to work as a deputy city attorney. She loved her new position, but quickly found she missed litigation. In 2006, Heather decided it was time to get back to helping individuals, and she began the next phase of her career working for Harris Schwartz.

In 2008, Heather and her former partner formed Harris & Harris Lawyers. Since then, Heather has been exclusively committed to representing injured victims. She meets with her clients personally, and they know she is working every day to get the results they need and deserve. Heather says, “Nothing I can do to change what has happened after a personal injury incident, but I can make sure my clients are treated fairly, and that justice is served.”

Heather has successfully litigated hundreds of cases in Nevada. She is an active member of the State Bar of Nevada, the American Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association, and is a sustaining member of the Nevada Justice Association. She is also a Pillar of Justice with the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization that recognizes trial lawyers throughout the United States who have achieved Multi-Million Dollar verdicts and settlements. Heather has also been recognized nationally by a number of organizations as a top attorney in Personal Injury and Appellate work.

Heather loves being a trial lawyer. As she learned early on, Heather believes there is truly no satisfaction like winning for an injured person who needs her help. She states, “As a trial lawyer, there is no greater feeling of success than when clients thank me for standing up for them and getting their lives back. That is my goal every time. I will always stand up for injured victims.”

Although trial work comprises the majority of her practice, Heather also excels at and enjoys Appellate work. She has successfully argued many post-trial cases before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Nevada Court of Appeals. This is an ever-expanding area of her practice and one she thoroughly enjoys. “The unfortunate reality is the Trial Court does not always get it right. When that happens, I am even more motivated to overcome these legal hurdles and ensure justice for my clients.” Heather is currently accepting referrals for Appellate matters and is willing to work on a flat fee or contingency fee basis, depending on the type of case and issues involved.

When she is not busy with her law practice, Heather loves spending time with her two sons, is an avid hockey fan, and loves to read and travel. She has served as a Board Chair for Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada, having served on this Board since 2017. Heather has made numerous television and media appearances to promote safety awareness and provide legal tips to the Southern Nevada community.