Kimberly Harris

Kimberly Harris

Practice Areas

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D. 1997)

Texas Tech University (B.B.A. Accounting 1994)

Admitted to Practice

Texas 1997

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Representative Experience

Represented national automobile finance companies and automobile dealers in consumer and commercial financial services litigation.

Represented national automobile finance companies in commercial and consumer transactions.

Represented national and local companies defending premises liability and non-subscription claims

Represented title insurance companies in title insurance coverage and litigation issues.

Represented small to mid-size businesses in litigation and transaction matters.

Represented creditors on collection of secured and unsecured debt.

Defense of corporate and individual defendants in suits involving personal injury, wrongful death, and contract disputes.

Represented non-profit companies in transaction and litigation matters.

Awards & Honors

Texas Monthly Rising Star Superlawyer, 2004-2005

Practice Description

Ms. Harris represents clients in a variety of litigation matters. During her career she has gained extensive experience in commercial and civil defense litigation, including premises liability and non-subscription defense, trying cases in both Texas state and Federal courts. She has also prosecuted and defended appeals in Texas courts of appeal and in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. As a native of West Texas, Ms. Harris received both her accounting and law degrees from Texas Tech University and practiced law in West Texas until she moved to Dallas in 2000. Her areas of practice are commercial and civil litigation and general liability defense. Ms. Harris's clients include automobile finance companies, financial institutions, and national to local companies. She also has experience on the transaction side of business with regard to drafting and negotiating contracts. Ms. Harris also works with clients on creditors’ rights issues, including claims involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Texas Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. She further represents creditors with regard to collection of secured and unsecured debt. She also defends companies on general liability and non-subscriber claims of premises liability, wrongful death, and products liability.

Publications, Seminars, and Cases

    • Co-Author, Special Problems Admitting Business Records Containing Expert Evidence
    • 4th Annual Advanced Expert Witness Course, February 2004
    • Co-Author, Handling the Big Case
    • Second Joint AAML/AICPA National Conference 2004
    • McKinney Avenue Properties No. 2 v. Branch Bank and Trust Company, et al., 2015 WL 3549877 (Tex.App.–Dallas 2015, no pet.)
    • Lewis v. Ally Financial Inc., 2014 WL 6997668 (Tex.App.—Eastland 2014, pet. denied)
    • Holmes v. GMAC, Inc., 458 S.W.3d 85 (Tex.App.—El Paso 2014, no pet.)
    • Gilliam v. Kroger P R O Club, Inc., 2007 WL 1776082 (Tex.App.—Fort Worth 2007, no pet.)
    • Raburn v. KJI Bluechip Invs., et.al., 50 S.W.3d 699 (Tex.App.–Fort Worth 2001, no writ)
    • Express One Int’l, Inc. v. Steinbeck, 53 S.W.3d 895 (Tex.App.–Dallas 2001, no writ)
    • McCoy v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 59 S.W.3d 793 (Tex.App.–Texarkana 2001, no writ)
    • Amicus Curiae in Brookshire Grocery Company v. Goss, 262 S.W.3d 793 (Tex.2008)