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Patrick Noll Harris

Patrick Noll Harris

Harris Law Firm
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime ...
  • Florida, Ohio
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Patrick Harris is a retired judge (2003-2015) now serving as a lawyer in Central Florida. His practice focus includes Criminal, Traffic and DUI Defense, Mental Health (Baker Acts, Guardianship), Education Law (school suspensions, expulsions and disciplinary actions), Administrative Law, Small Business Law, and Child and Family Law. His 25 years of legal experience, both as a trial attorney and a judge, gives him the Legal Knowledge and Practical Wisdom to give Trusted Advice on a wide range of legal issues.

During his tenure on the bench, Mr. Harris presided over a docket that consisted of both criminal and civil cases. He created the first adult Mental Health Court in his central Ohio County. In 2012 Judge Harris was selected by the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court to be one of two Ohio Judges to attend the National Judicial College’s first Theory and Practice of Judicial Leadership training in Reno, Nevada.

Mr. Harris teaches lawyers, law students and judges. As National Judicial College faculty, he has taught advanced evidence and case management to judges from across the United States. On a more local level he has also taught courses in electronic evidence to the Florida Circuit Court Judges Association, and 5th and 6th amendment law (suppressing statements) to Florida attorney’s seeking their Criminal Trial Certification. Currently he teaches trial advocacy (how to perform a trial in court) at the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
White Collar Crime
Juvenile Law
Education Law
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Workers' Compensation
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Ohio State University - Columbus
J.D. (1991)
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Bowling Green State University
B.S. | math computer science
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Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
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The Florida Bar  # 0121245
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Speaking Engagements
Electronic Evidence: Is it Real?, Advanced Evidence, Montana
National Judicial College
You have the right to remain silent: Defendant's Statements (5th and 6th Amendment), Criminal Trial Certification (Florida), Tampa
Class prepares attorneys taking criminal trial certification test. This class gives an overview of 5th amendment and 6th amendment law as applied in Florida.
Electronic Evidence: Is it Real?, Conducting a Trial, Reno, Nevada
National Judicial College
Is the technology that is commonly used in the courts reliable and authentic. This is a one hour to two hour hands on presentation evaluating reliability of facebook, text messaging and websites being admitted.
DUI Case Management for Judges, City and Juvenile Judges Seminar, New Orleans
Spoke to judges about research based, best practices for achieving justice without inconveniencing participants.
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Harris Law Firm
Contact & Map
115 East 4th Avenue Suite 206
115 East 4th Avenue Suite 206
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Telephone: (407) 496-5701