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Lee S. Harris - San Francisco, CA

1388 Sutter StreetSuite 1000 San Francisco, CA 94109- 5454

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Updated: 08/21/2018

San Francisco Insurance Coverage including Bad Faith and ERISA Lawyer


Lee S. Harris is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who has assisted individuals and small businesses with complex insurance, injury and property damage problems. He has handled cases involving homeowner property damage and insurance claims, serious accident injuries, disability insurance disputes (including ERISA claims), life insurance claims, as well as refusal to defend and other liability insurance matters. He was a pioneer in handling mass disaster insurance cases in the SF Bay Area...

About Lee S. Harris

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage including Bad Faith and ERISA 75%
  • Personal Injury 25%


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • English


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Other Affiliations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 1977 - 2014 (Vice President)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), 1977 - 2014 (Member/Past Chair, Insurance and Bad Faith Litigation)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), 1977 - 2014 (Fellow)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA), 1977 - 2014 (Board of Directors, Member)
  • University of San Francisco, Alumni Association, 1977 - 2014
  • University of San Francisco, Alumni Association, 1989 (President)
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, 1977 - 2014


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1977
    Honors: American Jurisprudence - Evidence
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Government

Past Positions

  • Cartwright, Bokelman, Borowsky, Moore & Harris, Partner, 1977 - 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alameda Planning Board, President, 1993 - 2000
  • CHBI Board, President, 2001 - 2006

Classes and Seminars

  • Stanford Law School Advocacy Skills, Stanford Law
  • USF Intensive Advocacy Program, USF Law
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) Education, American Association for Justice
  • California College of Trial Arts, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)


Other Sources of Feedback About Lee S. Harris

Included on the 2024 Northern California list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers list

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Office Information


1388 Sutter StreetSuite 1000 San Francisco, CA 94109- 5454


  • 415-673-5606

Accepts Credit Cards


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