Adjunct Professor of Law
Ryan Harris is a member of the Litigation Department at Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough, and is also a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He has experience in many areas of business and personal litigation, and has achieved excellent results for a variety of corporate and individual clients. His practice includes a great deal of appellate litigation, and in addition Mr. Harris has also been actively involved in jury and bench trials, preliminary injunction proceedings, and motion practice at the trial level. He has successfully resolved a variety of cases for clients, including business litigation, contract disputes, environmental issues, employment litigation, personal injury matters, property disputes, and intellectual property litigation. He has also been involved in successful efforts to seek alternative dispute resolution for his clients, chiefly through non-binding mediation. Mr. Harris is admitted to practice before Utah state courts, the United States District Court for the District of Utah, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He is a member of the Utah State Bar. He was included in Utah Business Magazine’s Legal Elite listing in business litigation for the years 2005-2010, and has been honored in Mountain States Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” for the years 2008-2010.
Mr. Harris was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University, magna cum laude, with university honors, in 1995. He then attended Stanford Law School, graduating with distinction in 1998. While at Stanford, Ryan served as Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. Following graduation from law school, he served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Stephen H. Anderson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He joined Jones Waldo in 1999, and since then has volunteered to serve as a small claims judge pro tempore, as a member of the Leadership Committee of the "And Justice For All" charity campaign, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Utah State Bar’s Litigation Section. During the 2006-2007 year, Mr. Harris served as the Chair of the Utah State Bar’s Litigation Section. In his spare time, Mr. Harris plays a lot of golf, and also enjoys hiking, backpacking, trail running, and keeping up with his two children.