Wednesday, December 13, 2017     

About Rick Harrison

Rick Harrison was born and raised in Dallas. His father, Richard Harrison, was a well-known criminal and divorce attorney in Dallas and a former Special Agent with the FBI. His mother was a flight attendant with American Airlines. Rick went to Lake Highlands High School in Dallas. He played football for the Wildcats and was a member of the National Honors Society. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and then attended South Texas College of Law in Houston. After graduating from law school, he moved back to Dallas.

He became a prosecutor with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office in March of 1990 and worked there for almost five years. He quickly rose through the ranks as a felony prosecutor and drug prosecutor in the Organized Crime section of the DA's office. He tried over 130 jury trials, ranging from DWI to Capital Murder, before he left to go into private practice.

While in private practice for twelve years, Mr. Harrison tried over 70 jury trials, many of them high profile cases and six Capital Murder- Death Penalty trials. He developed a reputation as a gifted trial lawyer who got results (see Proven Results). He is a past President of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2003), elected by the criminal lawyers of Dallas. He and his late father Richard are the only father /son Past Presidents of DCDLA at this time. He has tried 50 capital murder and murder jury trials as a prosecutor and defense lawyer.

In 2005, Mr. Harrison was approached by judges, lawyers, and law enforcement to move to Kaufman County and run for District Attorney to fix some problems in that office. He agreed to run and was elected in 2006 and revamped and dramatically improved the Kaufman County DA's office from 2007-2010. He personally tried high profile cases of capital murder, murder, aggravated sexual assaults, and aggravated kidnapping. All juries returned life sentence verdicts. He taught his prosecutors how to analyze and try cases. The results speak for themselves: his felony section never lost a jury trial in four years and his misdemeanor section improved their jury trial conviction rate from 40% to 80%.

He has now returned to private practice, bringing even more insight and experience to his craft. His renowned trial skills and gift for legal analysis make him an attorney who is respected by both prosecutors and judges.

Serving The Metroplex And Northeast Texas Including Such Counties as Dallas, Kaufman,
Van Zandt, Henderson, Rockwall, Collin, Hunt, Ellis, and Navarro to Name a Few.