Jeff D. Harris

Jeff D. Harris



Jeff’s area of concentration is business litigation, especially in matters relating to construction, commercial real estate, corporate and partnership disputes, professional liability and fiduciary duties.

His 35 years of business litigation experience is complemented by having served as de facto general counsel for a major client and having a substantial role, on behalf of the owner or contractor, in the redevelopment of major projects in Chicago, including Navy Pier, Marina City and Prudential Plaza. As a result, Jeff brings a combination of legal and business acumen to helping his clients solve problems.

In addition to his professional activities, Jeff is President of the Mary D. Harris Memorial Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.  He formerly served as Chair of the respective Boards of Directors of the Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network and the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis.  In 2005, he received the Frank Cabral Humanitarian Award from the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis in recognition of his contributions to furthering education, patient support and research regarding the disease.


Jeff in Leading Lawyers Magazine –Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Edition 2013

  • Most recent trial: 2013 in federal court in Chicago
  • Chosen by peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of business litigation
  • Recognized as one of the leading Illinois attorneys in construction law



Miami University (B.A., cum laude, 1975)

Washington & Lee University (J.D., 1978)