Russell D. Harris

Russ Harris has maintained a general civil law practice for 25 years. Russ’ clients include businesses and individuals.  Russ helps his clients conduct business transactions and represents them when they have disagreements that are litigated. Russ has assisted companies to transact all types of business.  Russ has reviewed or drafted equipment leases, sales contracts, real estate leases, software and film licenses, loan agreements, promissory notes, and any other agreements that come up every day in the business setting.  Furthermore, Russ has drafted and advised clients regarding their employment policies, handbooks, and practices, including employment agreements, non-disclosure, and non-competition agreements. Russ has assisted his clients to protect their valuable intellectual property via copyright and trademark prosecution and enforcement actions. Russ has advised clients with regard to complying with governmental laws and regulations, including without limitation, the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Title VII discrimination matters. When disagreements arise,  Russ encourages mediation and other negotiated resolutions for the best interests of his clients.  In those instances when negotiated resolutions are not possible, Russ has represented his clients to prosecute or defend their claims in state and federal courts. Russ has helped individual clients in all types of family law matters.  Divorce, custody, modification, and protective orders, are just a few types of claims that Russ has successfully resolved for this client. Russ was born and raised in Concord, California. After an LDS mission to Madrid, Spain, Russ graduated with a degree in business from BYU. He then went on to the University of Utah to get his J.D. When Russ is not practicing law, he can be found on one of Utah’s many ski hills, backpacking, or playing tennis with his wife and kids


  • Utah State Bar Association


  • University of Utah, JD
  • Brigham Young University, BS – Business Finance 1987