Jeffrey S. Harris earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign in 1984. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctorate degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1988. Mr. Harris was admitted to the Illinois Bar on May 13, 1988.
President of the West Suburban Bar Association since January 2020, he is an active member of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers and an active member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers. Mr. Harris has been admitted as a member in the Chicago-Kent Bar and Gavel Society.
Mr. Harris has argued a case before the Illinois Supreme Court in the 2004 paternity case “The People ex rel. The Department of Public Aid v. Romel C. Smith” (818 N.E.2d 1204, 212 Ill. 2d 389, 289 Ill. Dec. 1). Mr. Harris is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the State of Illinois.
During the more than 30 years of practicing law, Mr. Harris has had thousands of cases involving family law, custody, support, visitation and maintenance. He has also handled thousands of matters in bankruptcy, both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 and the related areas of foreclosure, landlord tenant and real estate transactions.
Copy of case In Re Romel Smith