Partner Bob Harrison is the tough courtroom litigator attorneys turn to when they need a trial victory. Bob Harrison is a figure that looms large in the metro Detroit legal community.

A veteran trial lawyer, Harrison has built a reputation as a knowledgeable litigator, fierce opponent, and respected adversary. So much so that he has earned the ultimate compliment - being known as "a lawyer's lawyer." When other attorneys have a personal interest in a case, or a difficult case that needs to be tried, Bob Harrison is often their first call when stakes are highest.

"One of my greatest joys in practicing law is when I am asked to handle a trial that is destined to be an uphill battle," says Harrison. "I enjoy putting my trial skills to work for those cases that others have deemed too complex or difficult to win."

Developing those renowned trial skills has been a work-in-progress since Harrison graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 1967. After a three-year stint as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, where he was selected to prosecute many of the most important cases, Harrison has spent the next quarter century in private practice. His expertise throughout his private practice has been white-collar criminal defense, but he also specializes in civil matters, complex commercial litigation, high asset divorce law, and serious injury or death injury litigation.

Throughout his many years of practicing law, Harrison has represented thousands of clients. The States of Michigan and Alabama, as well as numerous municipalities, labor organizations and police organizations, are among his past clients. He was engaged to defend several high-profile business figures, including the former head of purchasing for General Motors.

Reflecting upon the varied experiences he has encountered in his practice, Harrison identifies a common thread. "Just as our society constantly evolves; the practice of law is ever-changing in ways that are relevant to our lives. It is dynamic and always keeps me engaged. It has been my life's work and I love being part of it."

Yet, after all these high-profile trials, Harrison shows no sign of slowing down. "I enjoy what I do. It is my profession, and I am committed to my clients," he says. As Managing Partner of Bloomfield Hills-based Robert Harrison and Associates, PLC, he looks forward to continuing his practice. "After all these centuries, the United States legal system sets the example for justice to the rest of the world. It is a thrill to be part of it."

Robert S. Harrison, (Member) born Highland Park, Michigan, January 1, 1944; admitted to bar, 1968, Michigan.

He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a past chairman of the State Bar Attorney Discipline Board.

Education: Wayne State University (J.D., 1967). Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 1983-; National Directory of Criminal Lawyers. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, 1967-1970. Partner: Harrison, Friedman and Roberson, 1974-1976; Harrison and Friedman, 1977-1982; Lippitt Harrison Perlove Friedman and Zack, 1982-; Robert Harrison and Associates, PLC, Owner. Member, Board of Trustees, State of Michigan Building Authority, 1982-1986. Member: State Bar of Michigan (Member, Committee on Legal and Judicial Ethics, 1978-1984; Member and Chairperson, Attorney Discipline Board, 1984-1990; Committee on Professionalism, 1992-1995); Oakland County Bar Association; Michigan Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

Practice Areas: White Collar Criminal Defense; Domestic Relations; Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice.


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