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 the 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. Now, as Managing Partner of Beard and Harris, Don spends much of his time running the Austin office.
Corporate Business Counselor, Business Law
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)
Smith County Bar Association
Texas State Bar Association
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.