Julie A Harris

Julie A. Harris

Principal



Julie Harris is a civil litigation attorney with a focus on defense of insured policyholders and carriers. Attorney Harris has tried more than 30 cases to verdict before Connecticut juries and has resolved many others in and out of the courtroom, through bench trials, private arbitrations and mediations. Attorney Harris has defended private individuals, businesses, and public entities against a wide range of tort claims, including auto and premises liability, liquor liability, professional liability and product liability. She has successfully handled appeal to Connecticut’s highest court on issues ranging from the authority of boards of education to enter into contracts, to the liability of travel tour operators for injuries occurring overseas. Early in her career, she assisted on the brief for a seminal case in the field of uninsured motorist lability. For 20 years, Attorney Harris was a senior trial attorney focused on commercial and professional liability law suits. She has served the court as an Attorney Trial Referee and currently sits on the West Hartford Historic District as an alternate member.

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • University of Hartford, B.A., 1978cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut

Honors and Publications

  • Selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyer® List: 2017-2019
  • Modifications to the Rule concerning expert disclosure make the rule more practitioner friendly”, The Defense, Vol. 24, Summer 2009.

Decisions/Cases

  • American Universal Ins. Co. v. DelGreco, 205 Conn. 178, 530 A.2d 171 (1987)
  • Kelley v. Bonney, et.al., 221 Conn. 549, 606 A.2d 693 (1992)
  • Sigular v. Gilson, 141 Conn. App. 581, 62 A.3d 564 (2013)
  • Blinn v. Sindwani, 192 Conn. App. 525, A.3d (2019)

Professional Affiliations

  • CLM Alliance
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • West Hartford Historic District Commission

Community Involvement

  • Hartford Lawyers' Softball League