Jana Harris

Attorney Jana Lauren Harris says she feels as if she grew up in a courtroom and in the legal world. After graduation from college and law school, she began working with the prestigious Atlanta law firm, Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C. and remained with them for over twenty years, doing criminal defense and work with the Department of Pardons and Paroles on behalf of clients. She quickly saw that parole cases were in need of review, and many inmates were in jail for either crimes they did not have the role outlined by the prosecutor, or because of unduly harsh sentences, and other errors or injustices. She saw that across the State, sentences were not applied with any “system” whatsoever, and some counties threw the book at defendants, while others received probation or a lighter sentence. She was successful in righting many of these wrongs and getting people home as the “Testimonial” section explains. Her clients praise her honesty, direct communication, relationships with those in the legal community, and committed pursuit of their claims and rights. She has experienced national exposure in cases from Georgia, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, and many other locations. The media has tracked her in numerous high-profile cases.

She decided her devotion to parole work was her “calling”, and opened her own firm, Jana Harris Law, to do only post-conviction and parole work for inmates. She found great reward in this and felt she finally “found her place in the law”. Her testimonials speak to her success and genuine caring. It has been said about Jana that “she goes the extra mile”. She is well versed in parole regulations but also is not afraid to “go outside the box” in petitioning for relief for her clients.

Jana learned to be tough early on – from her grandmother, mother, a bank vice president, and the senior partner of the first law firm she worked in – famed trial attorney Edward Garland of Atlanta. She saw him day after day putting up the battle it often took, and she followed his lead before striking out on her own.

Jana, in her personal life, enjoys music since she is a trained classical pianist, movies, and her beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Avery Emerson. She also represents some entertainers and authors in their endeavors and can be seen at many rock concerts! She works with a non-profit organization, the goal of which is to protect dogs who are in need and get them the forever home they need.

Jana also employs several treasured paralegals to assist her in the research and preparation of her cases and depends greatly on their experience and input.


Thank you for everything.

I just want to that thank you for everything you did to bring my boyfriend home. You stuck with it! We are doing so well living as we should and we will be married all because of you!

– S&J

Thank you for your tireless work!

My family wants to thank you for your tireless work on his behalf. It has been a whirlwind since he has been home, and we love it!

– P.C

Thank you, thank you!

I can never repay you for the amount of work and the commitment you showed in gaining the release of my son. He made it home Thanksgiving Day, and it was the best present a mother could ever have. Thank you, thank you!

– Anonymous

She is a lawyer who gets things done.

It is easy to see that Ms. Harris truly cares about her clients. She has been assisting my brother in the very difficult task of appearing before the Parole Board for review. She is a lawyer who gets things done and does not give up on her clients

– Anonymous

Highly recommend Ms. Harris to anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer!

I would like to highly recommend Ms. Harris to anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer. I was falsely accused of a crime and facing serious consequences that left me mortified, but Ms. Harris helped me maintain my composure throughout the process with her compassion, sensitivity, knowledge and professionalism. She kept me wellinformed at every stage of the proceedings, and I never had a doubt that she knew what she was doing. It was clear that she was wellrespected by her peers and in the endshe was able to have the case dismissed. I would most definitely use Ms. Harris again in the future for any of my legal needs.

– Anonymous

An absolutely incredible and amazing lawyer.

I was facing a lot of time in prison and due to Jana Harris’ contacts and respectful name at the parole board, I was able to get out much earlier than anyone would have ever believed.
Many will tell you that a parole lawyer isn’t worth it but from first hand experience Jana Harris is worth. Every. Penny.

Thank you Jana for everything you have done for me and my family. My freedom is all due to you.

– Jacob Rybak

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