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John E. Harris

AA Contact Info

Lorna Bernardo
Phone: 919.838.2042


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Robertson Scholars Leadership Program Alumni Council
  • Member, James E. & Carolyn B. Davis Society, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Managing Editor, North Carolina Law Review, Volume 93



  • Represented clients navigating trust and estate disputes, including will caveats, and advised clients regarding rights and remedies available under revocable trust instruments.
  • Represented North Carolina public charter school against contract, employment, and fraud claims brought by a former employee, including obtaining dismissal of several claims and preventing the entry of preliminary injunctive relief.  The case was favorably resolved through a confidential settlement.
  • Represented North Carolina company in pursuing claims against former employee related to breach of confidentiality agreement and violation of the North Carolina Trade Secrets Act.  The matter was mediated and favorably resolved by confidential settlement.
  • Represented employer in defense of claims related to termination and unemployment compensation, including obtaining dismissal of all claims in North Carolina Superior Court.
  • Advised local public entity on open-meetings and public-records law compliance in connection with holding board meetings and disposing of property.

News & Publications


  • "Holes in the Defense: Evaluating the North Carolina Attorney General’s Duty to Defend and the Responses of Other Government Actors," 92 N.C. L. Rev. 2027

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit


  • Chambers of Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Washington, D.C.
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