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Don Harris


As the first person in his family to go to college, Don Harris holds dual degrees in religion and history. He attended Nazarene Theological Seminary before changing to the study of law and receiving his J.D. from Southern Methodist University. During law school, he clerked for Representative Dan Branch. After graduation, Don began his law career in Austin where he was general counsel for a large mortgage firm. 

Don was raised in Houston, where he played football for Spring Woods High School. He and his wife, Betsy, are the proud parents of three sons.


Practice Areas

Corporate Business Counselor, Business Law

Real Estate

Estate Planning and Probate

Sports & Entertainment

Special Needs Law

Special Needs Trusts

Agency and Management




Bachelors of Arts, Religion, Mid-America Nazarene College, 1989

Bachelors of Arts, History, Mid-America Nazarene College, 1991

Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1996


Admission to the Bar

State of Texas (1996)


Memberships and Affiliations

Smith County Bar Association

Texas State Bar Association

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