Harris Junell, born Houston, Texas; He is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Pennsylvania.
Harris Junell is Of Counsel in the Potts Law Firm. His practice is devoted primarily to litigation matters where he focuses on various products liability, personal injury and complex commercial litigations. Harris has represented tens of thousands of clients who have been injured by exposure to asbestos, refinery explosions, dangerous drugs and medical devices. Some notable cases that he has been involved with include representing over 260 clients in the 2005 BP Explosion in Texas City, and representing tens of thousands of clients involving the pharmaceutical drugs and devices: Zyprexa, Paxil, Phen-Fen, Avandia, Trasylol, Depuy Hip Implants, Depakote, Accutane, Zoloft, and Trans-Vaginal Mesh to name a few.
Harris has managed numerous IRS 1.468(b) qualified settlement funds for various pharmaceutical mass tort settlements and has been one of the lead attorneys in the negotiation, administration and resolution of various settlement agreements that have resolved over $2 billion in individual clients settlements over the last 10 years. Harris was one of the lead attorneys who recently negotiated and successfully settled the single largest settlement in the country in the Trans-Vaginal Mesh litigation. He is the managing partner of a mesh claims administration center set up to resolve tens of thousands of mesh Claimants consolidated from over 200 participating plaintiff firms across the country.
Prior to joining the firm, Harris worked for Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, a national full service law firm with over 400 lawyers worldwide. Harris also clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Scott Brister on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas. Before Harris became a lawyer, he worked as a Financial and Risk Management Analyst in both commercial banking and private equity for several years.
Harris is married and has three children, Bailey (11), Georgia (8), and Austin (3) and a yellow lab named Sage. They all live in Houston, Texas.
HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS
- Texas Super Lawyers
- American Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2007 – 2014 •Houston Law Review •University of Texas – Silver Spurs Honorary Service Organization
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of Pennsylvania
- American Bar Association
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- Texas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Houston Bar Association
- Federal District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
EDUCATION AND ADMISSIONS
- University of Texas (B.A.)
- University of Houston (J.D., cum laude) •University of Houston (M.B.A.)