David “DJ” Harris is an associate in the Firm’s Greenville, South Carolina office. Mr. Harris' practice includes all facets of workplace-related litigation defense in federal and state courts including cases involving wage and hour laws, Title VII, ADA, Section 1981, and other anti-discrimination laws and employment-related torts. Mr. Harris assists clients in workplace disputes in a variety of fields including the healthcare, manufacturing, and financial services industries.
In addition to workplace-related litigation, Mr. Harris’ broader practice regularly involves assisting clients in the construction and commercial development industry in a variety of industry specific matters such as construction loan litigation, property disputes, and defect cases.
A Greenville native, Mr. Harris remained in the Upstate after graduating high school to attend Furman University, where he was a Hollingsworth scholar. At Furman, Mr. Harris received a Bachelor of Arts degree in both History and Political Science. Mr. Harris attended the University of Alabama School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor. While in law school, Mr. Harris was awarded the Thomas H. Henderson, Jr. Scholarship and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review.
Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Mr. Harris was a Summer Associate at a large full-service law firm in Greenville and a Summer Clerk in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC. Mr. Harris also served as an intern to the Honorable J. Michelle Childs of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.