Jay Barry Harris Named National Director for DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar

Jay Barry Harris Named National Director for DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar

October 2006

Recognized Philadelphia Area Attorney and Arbitrator to Serve on Board of Directors of Massive Civil Defense Law Organization

At the recent Annual Meeting of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar in San Francisco, Jay Barry Harris, senior partner at the Philadelphia based law firm Fineman Krekstein & Harris, was named a National Director of the 22,000-member organization. Harris, who has been actively involved in DRI programs and committees for many years, joins the Board of Directors of the nation’s largest organization of defense trial lawyers.

Harris concentrates his practice in civil litigation. He has over 25 years of experience litigating cases involving product liability, employment issues, toxic torts, the environment, the trucking industry, premises liability, wrongful death and survival actions, and commercial disputes. Harris also has extensive experience serving as a neutral arbitrator for alternative dispute resolution matters.

“Jay Barry Harris brings a solid track record to our board. With his wide ranging practice areas, along with his history of exemplary leadership within DRI, he is a valuable addition to our Board of Directors, and will provide us with valuable insight and direction for the organization,” said John Kouris, Executive Director of DRI.

Before joining the Board of Directors, Harris served as Committee Chair of DRI’s Trucking Law Committee which is dedicated to addressing and resolving concerns within the trucking industry. In addition to his casework, Harris lectures to community and professional groups and authors articles on such topics as employment, trucking, nursing home, bad faith, insurance coverage and lead paint litigation. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, and Temple University School of Law.

“DRI traverses many different practice areas to address numerous issues and challenges that defense attorneys face everyday. I am proud to serve in an organization that has such dedication to the defense bar and the civil justice system, and will strive to help DRI continue to achieve its goals,” said Harris.

Fineman Krekstein & Harris is a full-service law firm facilitating a wide range of issues, including complex civil lawsuits to international business disputes, real estate assessment appeals and environmental and employment matters. With offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Washington DC, they are dedicated to providing quality legal expertise to their growing client base, which consists of major corporations, emerging businesses, manufacturers, retailers, real estate owners, developers, and major lending institutions. The firm can be reached at www.finemanlawfirm.com.

DRI — The Voice of the Defense Bar, is the national organization of more than 22,000 defense trial lawyers and corporate counsel. DRI provides numerous educational and informational resources to members and offers many opportunities for liaison among defense trial lawyers, Corporate America, and state and local defense organizations. DRI also has an international presence, seeking to enhance understanding of the law among members of the defense community who have reason to be concerned with the expanding globalization of litigation defense. The organization can be reached at www.dri.org.

Fineman Krekstein & Harris is a full-service law firm offering litigation, business, corporate and government relations services to its clients. It has offices in Center City Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, New Jersey.