Jeffrey G. Harris is an appellate and post-conviction attorney with significant experience in criminal litigation. He joined the firm as an associate in 2013 after three years at Salsberg & Schneider.
Mr. Harris, who has been selected as a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers two years running, is a member of the public defender’s postconviction, parole, and SORB panels and former member of Suffolk Lawyers for Justice (a trial-level panel). He has argued many cases in the state appellate courts, including two in front of the Supreme Judicial Court. Most recently, Mr. Harris argued and won Clay v. Massachusetts Parole Bd., 475 Mass. 133 (2016), which resulted in parole for a juvenile offender who had been in prison for 36 years.
Mr. Harris has represented persons facing all manner of charges in the Massachusetts appellate and trial courts, as well as inmates facing parole, classification, disciplinary and SORB proceedings. He has also assisted in representing many client in First Circuit Court of Appeals, including a successful appeal in United States v. Zhen Zhou Wu, 711 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2013).
Mr. Harris graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2010, where he represented clients through the Northeastern Prisoners’ Rights and Criminal Defense clinics and worked for United States District Court Judge Nancy Gertner and Superior Court Judge John T. Lu. He has also worked for the Boston criminal defense firms of Shapiro, Weissberg & Garin and Rankin & Sultan.
Bar Admissions: Commonwealth of Massachusetts and United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Massachusetts District Courts.
Education: Northeastern University, J.D., 2010; New York University, MA Music Business, 2007; Trinity College, B.S., Mathematics, 1998.