Richard Harris represents management in a wide variety of employment litigation matters, including:

  • Wrongful termination and promotion cases
  • Discrimination claims
  • Racial and sexual harassment claims
  • Trade secret litigation
  • Federal Credit Reporting Act litigation and class actions

Richard counsels employers with regard to litigation avoidance and assists employers in developing policies and programs in accordance with state and federal employment laws. His practice also includes conducting internal corporate investigations and work place harassment training.  He is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and co-Chairs its Jury Trial Practice Group.

Richard’s trial practice experience is diverse and extensive and includes counseling and representing Fortune 500 companies in multi-state litigation in Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAA), race discrimination, wage and hour, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower litigation. He has tried more than 50 jury trials in state and federal court and is recognized as a leading authority on trial advocacy and is a frequent contributor to local and national media outlets. He has taught continuing legal education courses in trial advocacy, federal grand jury practice and business immigration.

Richard's professional and civic activities are as diverse as his law practice. He is on the Board of Trustees for the Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School and Enon Coulter Community Development Corporation. He previously served on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Richard was an NCAA scholar-athlete in football during his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Advisory Board Member

Tioga Franklin Savings Bank

Board Member

Arden Theater


Named, Most Influential Black Lawyers

Savoy Magazine


Named, Distinguished Leader

The Legal Intelligencer


Named, Recommended Lawyer

Labor and Employment Disputes in Defense

Legal 500 United States


Named, The Best Lawyers in America©



  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., University of Maryland

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit