Atlanta, Georgia Attorney with Decades of Experience in Criminal Defense, Entertainment Law, Personal Injury & Jury Work
Attorney Jana Lauren Harris is the founder of Jana Harris Law, LLC, an Atlanta-based law office representing clients throughout Georgia and the Southeast in the areas of criminal defense, entertainment law and personal injury. She has been labeled by many of her grateful clients as one who “goes the extra mile” in their representation. They praise her honesty, direct communication, relationships with those in the legal community, and committed pursuit of their claims and rights.
A Seasoned Litigator with Nationwide Courtroom Experience
Jana has gained years of extensive courtroom experience before juries in a career which has involved participating in some of the most complex trials in the nation with some of the most prominent trial lawyers in the country – F. Lee Bailey, Edward Garland, Roger Zuckerman, Gerald Alch and many others. She has experienced a national exposure in trials, with cases in Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Arizona, and many other states.
Prior to forming her own firm, Jana practiced for years as a member of the prestigious Atlanta law firm of Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C. One of the trials she was a part of during her stint with the Garland firm was a nine-month fraud trial. It was during that trial that she became acquainted with F. Lee Bailey and even returned to work with him for a period of time after his dismissal from that fraud charge.
She has also maintains a civil plaintiff’s practice representing individuals injured in accidents and seeking justice for their severe injuries.
Serving the Legal Community as Jury Consultant
For the past twenty years, Jana has also worked doggedly to perfect an expertise in jury work – studying with some of the pioneers in this field. As a result, she is an active member of the American Society of Trial Consultants and conducts numerous mock trials, focus groups and juror attitude surveys, and prepares juror questionnaires and voir dire questions for many lawyers in the country. She is well-known for her dedication to preparing the defendant witness to testify or “tell the story” to a jury or any investigating body.
A Legal Career Dedicated to Serving the Needs of the Client
Hard work is second nature to Jana, having come from a hard-working family in the South. She began her legal career in entertainment law, developing a national clientele. Shortly thereafter, she and Ed Garland, along with his partner Don Samuel, commenced representation of some of the most noted media figures charged with crimes – Ray Lewis, T.I. and others. She currently services the contractual and business needs of numerous entertainment figures, and continues to represent those in the entertainment fields of television, music and film with their legal needs.
“Going the extra mile” is a moniker Jana is proud to carry. “Too often, the client is kept uninformed and doesn’t get to have a voice in the process. This is unacceptable to me. ”
- Woodrow Wilson College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
- Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama
- Georgia State Courts
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee