Meet Our Attorney

Since 1992, The Harris Law Firm has been serving clients, representing them for personal injury and wrongful death cases. Meet your attorney and learn more.

Tracy Ann Houck

Tracy Ann Houck

Attorney at Law

Education:

Graduate: College of William & Mary, B.A.,
English Literature & Sociology – 1983
Attended: University of Denver Publishing Institute – 1986
Graduate: University of Richmond Law School, J.D., Law – 1992\

Honors and Awards:

  • “Influential Women of Law” – Class of 2021
  • Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia
  • Listed in Super Lawyers – 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell – 2013
  • Virginia Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine – 2012

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • ADR
  • Insurance/Coverage Issues
  • Law Office Management & Tech
  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Serious bodily injury
  • Distracted Driving
  • Dog Bites
  • Premises Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

In Memoriam

The Harris Law Firm, PLC is saddened, due to the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved John P. “Jack” Harris III. Jack’s desire to help people was felt not only in the courtroom but in the humor and joy he made all feel whom he encountered. His goal was always to level the playing field and he spent his entire life doing so. As a firm, we plan to continue his mission with the same smile and vigor he would have wanted. We honor his memory and hope that you will continue to support our firm as we carry on the traditions that earned us the reputation of being amongst the best personal injury attorneys in Virginia. 

John P. Harris III

John P. Harris III

1941-2020

Practice Areas:

  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Lawyer Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Education:

  • Attended: Virginia Military Institute
  • Graduate: U.S. Naval Academy – 1965
  • Graduate: Cumberland School of Law, Samford University – 1977

Military Service:

  • U.S. Navy pilot, 1965 – 1974

Courts:

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court (Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Fourth Circuit)
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Certification:

  • Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, December 1985

Listed in:

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1999-2008
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2006-2008
  • Best Lawyers: Personal Injury 2004 as published in Legal Times

Author:

  • “An Objective Finding on a Negative X-ray” The Journal (January 1990)
  • “What is the Death of a Child Really Worth?” The Journal (April 1990)
  • “How to Cross-examine the Hired Gun” The Journal (Winter 1991 -1992)
  • “How to Overcome Your Computer Phobia” The Journal (Winter 1991 -1992)
  • “Favorite Computer Programs” The Journal (Winter 1991 -1992)
  • “Treatises” The Journal (Winter 1991 -1992)
  • “The Not-so Independent Medical Examiner” The Journal (Spring 1992)
  • VIRGINIA PERSONAL INJURY FORMS, 1994 (Annual supplement 1995 -present) Lexis Law Publishing
  • Outline – “Using Punitive Damages Against Drunk Drivers to Enhance Full Recovery” for the seminar Everything You Need to Know to Settle Auto Accident Cases – Return of a Classic – New and Updated for 1996-1997 (Nov. 1996)
  • THE SMART CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE, 2008

Lecturer:

  • Seminar – The 1989 Blue Ribbon Seminar – speaker (Nov. 7 & 9, 1989) “Enhancing Damages through Liability
    Annual Convention – Foundations of Justice: Tools for Building a Successful Case, (Apr. 17, 1993) “How to Prove Entitlement to Punitive Damages in a Drunk Driving Case”
  • Seminar – Everything You Need to Settle Auto Accident Cases; (May 17 & 23, 1994) “How to Obtain Punitive Damages Against Drunk Drivers”
  • Seminar -Try it. You’ll Like it: Winning the Automobile Personal Injury Case; (May 7 & 9, 1996) “Demonstrative Evidence – How Not to Spend a Fortune”
  • Seminar Chairman – Winning the Soft-tissue Case in Today’s Hostile Environment (May 5, 8, 19, 21, 1998)
    Seminar – Winning the Soft-tissue Case in Today’s Hostile Environment “Overcoming Juror Bias: How to Make Voir Dire Work for You” (May 19, 1998)
  • Seminar Chairman – New Direction to Full and Fair Verdicts in Auto Collision Cases (November 4, 9, 16, 18, 2000)
  • Seminar – Basic Medicine: Essentials for the Trial Lawyer “Cross-Examination of the DME” (November 9, 11, 16, 18, 2004)

Member:

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Fredericksburg Area Bar Association (President 2002)
  • American Association for Justice (Sustaining member)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors (1990-1996)
  • Membership Growth Committee (1990-1991, 1993-1996)
  • Annual Convention Committee (1991, 1993-1995)
  • Insurance Law Sub-committee (1993-1995) (Chairman 1995)
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee (1995-2008)
  • Community & Civic Services Committee (1996)
  • Public Relations Committee (1993, 1994) (Chairman 1994)
  • Publishing Committee (1989-1993) (Chairman 1991)
  • Long-range Planning Committee (1992-1993)
  • Mentor Program (1992)
  • Fund Raising Committee (1992, 1993)
  • Annual Convention Sponsor (1992-2001)
  • Amicus Curiae Committee (2001) (Chairman 2001)

Contact The Harris Law Firm

If you are in need of legal representation by a caring, professional, and experience attorney with a track record of success with personal injury, wrongful death, and accident cases, call us today or click the link below to schedule a consultation.

540-371-4941

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