David L. Harris, Jr. (DJ)

Associate Greenville

David L. Harris, Jr. (“DJ”) is an associate in the Firm’s Greenville, South Carolina office. DJ works closely with national clients and in-house counsel for employment, construction, and commercial litigation matters.

DJ also counsels employers on workplace-related topics, including day-to-day employee relations, document retention polices, and employment agreements in a variety of fields; higher education, healthcare, logistical services, and construction. DJ’s practice also includes commercial contract review and counsel in a diversity of issue areas.

In all matters, DJ aims to work efficiently and effectively for the benefit of the client.

DJ is a South Carolina native and attended Furman University where he was a Hollingsworth scholar, double majoring in History and Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor from the University Of Alabama School Of Law. While in law school, DJ was awarded the Thomas H. Henderson, Jr. Scholarship and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review.

In his spare time, DJ is an avid traveler. He can often be found planning his next adventure, whether internationally on a cross-country trek across India, or to a University of Alabama football game to cheer on his Crimson Tide. DJ also enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends.


Experience

  • Represented clients as sole counsel before federal and state court judges for oral argument on dispositive motions and pre-trial conferences.
  • Workplace-related litigation and counseling experience in matters involving severance agreements, wage and hour laws, Title VII, ADA, FMLA, and other anti-discrimination laws and employment-related torts.
  • Commercial and construction litigation experience in matters involving shareholder actions, property disputes, construction defect litigation, and insurance coverage issues.
  • Successful in obtaining complete dismissal or summary judgement for clients as first-chair attorney.
  • Mediated federal and state court cases as sole counsel.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Greenville, Class 45
  • Downtown Greenville Rotary Club – Membership Committee
  • Greenville Bar Association

Speeches:

  • 2018 Human Resources Law Update - ''Lightening Round - LGBT Update'' - Greenville - March 13, 2018
  • Labor and Employment CLE - ''LGBT in the Workplace: A Legal Issues Update'' - Atlanta - October 06, 2017
  • Pickens Society for Human Resource Management - ''What's Ahead for Human Resources in 2017'' - Pickens - January 10, 2017
  • 2016 Human Resources Law Update - ''2016 Human Resources Law Update'' - Greenville - March 08, 2016
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