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Meet Zachary Harris


Raised in Cary, North Carolina, Zachary enrolled at Wake Forest University School of Law, drawn by its focus on practical experiences. In law school, Zachary found a home in litigation and trial advocacy. He was elected President of the Wake Forest Trial Bar and named as a captain of two of Wake's trial teams. His dedication to meticulous investigation and case preparation was honed early on through internships at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the Wake County Public Defenders Office, and the Forsyth County District Attorney's Office. The ethos of leaving no stone unturned became his professional mantra.
Before starting Harris Legal, Zachary was part of a top-tier catastrophic personal injury firm, an experience that ingrained the virtues of smaller caseloads and close client relationships into his practice. At Harris Legal, Zachary ensures each client gets the attention they deserve.
Outside of work, Zachary and his wife, who is also a lawyer, lead high school students at their church in Winston-Salem. Together, they like to explore the back roads and small towns of North Carolina.
Zachary is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Public and Interpersonal Communication. He has been recognized as a rising star by North Carolina Super Lawyers and is an active member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He founded Harris Legal in 2024.

Education


Wake Forest University
  • Juris Doctor, 2020
  • Wake Forest Trial Bar, President
  • Wake Forest Honor Council, Solicitor
  • AAJ Trial Team, Co-Captain
  • TOC Trial Team, Co-Captain
  • Journal of Law & Policy
North Carolina State University
  • Bachelors of Arts, 2015
  • Public and Interpersonal Communication

Honors and Service


North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • NLD, Chariman
  • Legislative Committee, Member
North Carolina Bar Association
Forsyth County Bar Association
National Order of Barristers
  • Lifetime Member
North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • Rising Stars, 2023
  • Rising Stars, 2022
North Carolina Pro Bono Honors Society
  • 2022

Federalist Society

Admissions


North Carolina State Courts, 2020
Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of N.C., 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.C., 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of N.C., 2020

Media and Publications


Diagnostic error, treatment delay result in amputation; $2 million settlement,
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, January 30, 2024
*Recognition of work with prior firm.

Plaintiff hit by driver in construction zone settles for $3.03M,
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, February 8, 2023
*Recognition of work with prior firm.

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