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Jay Barry Harris (1955-2016)

We mourn the loss of our colleague, our partner and our friend, Jay Barry Harris. His leadership, his passion for the practice of law, his mentorship of young attorneys, his compassion and warmth for those around him will be greatly missed.


  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • B.S. Urban Studies , University of Pennsylvania
    Magna Cum Laude

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
    board of directors, 2006-2009
  • Trucking Law Committee, 2006
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel

Community/Civic Involvement

  • Ace for the Cure, board member
  • Beth Tikvah-B’Nai Jeshurun synagogue, board member
  • Center for the Advancement of Cancer Education, board member
  • Katie at the Bat, board member


  • Defense Research Institute, recipient, Davis Carr Award, 2006
  • Selected for inclusion on the 2005 – 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® lists
  • Given an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating provided by the national legal directory.

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations/Seminars

  • Risk Management Seminar: What Every Non Profit Should Know
    February 24, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
  • “Uncle Sam Is Watching! The Medicare Secondary Payer Statute,” Pennsylvania Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, November 2009
  • “Partnership Interrupted- Litigation Between Insurers and Independent Adjusters,” Pennsylvania Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, March 2009
  • “Collapse Coverage – The Conundrum Continues,” International Association of Defense Counsel Midyear Meeting, February 2009
  • “Effective Claims Handling,” November 2008
  • “Litigating Tractor-Trailer Accidents – The Defense Perspective,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2007, 2005, 2005
  • “Claims For Coverage Involving Criminal Acts,” Property Loss Research Bureau/Liability Insurance Research Bureau Claims Conference, 2007
  • “Bad Faith During Litigation,” Property Loss Research Bureau/Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Critical Issues Seminar, October 2006
  • “Recent Developments in Pennsylvania Bad Faith Litigation,” American Modern Insurance Company, 2006
  • “Modern Occurrence Litigation,” Property Loss Research Bureau/Liability Insurance Research Bureau Claims Conference, 2005
  • “Privacy Issues And Their Impact Upon The Trucking Industry,” Defense Research Institute Trucking Law Seminar, April 2004
  • “Economic Loss Rule And Its Impact On Property Insurance Coverage,” Property Loss Research Bureau/Liability Insurance Research Bureau Claims Conference, March 2004
  • “The Battle Between the Courts and Coverage – How to Handle the Innocent Co-Insured,” Defense Research Institute Insurance Law Seminar, May 2002
  • “Why Litigate When You Can Mediate? – An Introduction to ADR,” Defense Research Institute Trucking Seminar, April 2002
  • “Firm Convictions: The Effect of Criminal Proceedings on Coverage,” Defense Research Institute Seminar, December 2000
  • “Nursing Home Risk Administration Recognizing Potential Problem Areas and Reducing Your Risks,” Northland Insurance Company, 1999
  • “ADEA and Reduction in Force – How Employers Can Avoid Claims of Age Discrimination,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute,1997

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