Joined on: April 4th, 2013
The legal career of Pat Harris has been marked by a series of remarkable trial successes that have built him a reputation as one of the nation’s premier trial attorneys. His courtroom work over the past two decades has won him recognition by his peers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. He's tried over 150 cases including some of the most high-profile criminal defendants in the country. Recently he won a not guilty verdict for a client accused of severely beating the priest who had abused him 40 years before in a case that received international media coverage.
Pat spent seventeen years at the Geragos & Geragos law firm working on both criminal and civil cases, serving as co-counsel on a number of high-profile cases with famed defense attorney Mark Geragos. Those cases include two separate trials of Bill Clinton's Whitewater partner, Susan McDougal, as well as Michael Jackson, Chris Brown and Scott Peterson.
Working on the Susan McDougal case led Mr. Harris to write a book entitled, Susan McDougal: The Woman Who Wouldn't Talk. The book spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and was praised as being "moving and compelling, composed... with dignity and compassion." Former President Bill Clinton wrote, "Every American who loves our Constitution... should read this book."
His second book, Mistrial, co-authored by Mark Geragos, was released in April of 2013. The book is a behind the scenes look at the American judicial system and how it has changed in the last thirty years, not for the better. The Wall Street Journal reviewed the book as, “A win: engaging, enlightening and entertaining.”