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Rick Harrison

Suzy Harris
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Rick Harrison has more than 40 years of experience in representing clients in complex commercial litigation at trial and on appeal in a broad range of areas, including business litigation, technology, intellectual property, employment and product liability. Rick’s commercial litigation experience includes the successful defense of an international corporation in a $40 million breach of contract/fraud claim before an AAA arbitration panel and the successful prosecution of a Lanham Act false advertising case that stopped the publication of false statements about an international company. He also successfully defended a $35 million trade secret and patent infringement case while recovering $1 million in punitive damages on a defamation counterclaim. Financial institutions frequently rely on Rick to defend against allegations of misconduct or breach of fiduciary duties. Additionally, Rick has more than 30 years of experience defending automakers and other manufacturers in product liability cases.

Before joining Waller, Rick was a partner with Taube Summers Harrison Taylor Meinzer Brown, LLP, a preeminent bankruptcy and civil litigation boutique firm in Austin, Tex.

Honors and Recognitions

Rick was selected by his peers as one of the top attorneys for Business Litigation by Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) (2007-2018). In addition, he has been recognized for his experience in Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation by Best Lawyers in America© (Levine Leichtman Capital Partners) (2007-2018). He was named one of the 500 leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America (2007) by Lawdragon. Rick is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1968
  • B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1966
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Texas
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