Michael Harris’ service, dedication and commitment to the City of Houston, its constituents and the people at-large began as a Police Sergeant for the Houston Police Department in 1986. Since that time, commitment and community involvement has been evidenced in every area of his work, profession and career. Harris is known throughout the City and State in business, legislative, political and community arenas. This lends well to his ability to network, connect and organize people collectively to work toward targeted causes. While on the police force, Harris received the honor and distinction as “Officer-of-the-Year” and was also recognized with law enforcement’s “Outstanding Texan Award.”
Michael R. Harris, brings over 20 years of business management, community relations, government affairs, public finance, public policy and public service to Mahomes Bolden PC. A 1996 graduate of the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Harris earned his degree while working as a Sergeant with the Houston Police Department.
After graduation from law school, he became an associate with Barnes & Turner Law Firm and served as a government affairs consultant with Locke, Liddell & Sapp, LLP until 2003.
Michael’s leadership abilities are innate and as a result, he has always emerged as the leader of a multitude of worthwhile causes and grass root community organizations. For instance, as a student of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Harris was elected President of the Black Law Students Association. As a Police Officer, he was a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and has served as Chairman for the Gulf Coast Community Service Association/Head Start Board. Throughout these years of service Michael has professionally represented and worked selflessly to garner the support, resources and tools proving to be beneficial in meeting the goals and objectives of the organizations, agencies and people for whom he represents.
Civic and educational causes are equally important to Harris, where he is involved with organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Urban League, United Negro College Fund, National Head Start Program, Texas Children’s Hospital, Gulf Coast Community Service Association, My Brother’s Keeper Outreach Center, Star of Hope Mission, The 100 Club, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Black Chamber of Commerce.
Michael and his wife Tammy are active members of Christian Tabernacle Church and are the proud parents of two children, Hannah and Sydnie.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Business, Government/Administrative, Litigation, Personal Injury,
Texas Southern University,
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law J.D., 1996
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court,
Southern District of Texas
American Bar Association
National Bar Association
Houston Bar Association
Houston Lawyers Association
REPRESENTATIVE PAST & PRESENT BOARD SERVICE
Past Head Start Board Member (Chairman)
Star of Hope Mission (Board Member)
The 100 Club (Board Member)
My Brother’s Keeper (Chair)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Houston Police Department “Officer-of-the-Year “
“Outstanding Texan” Award
African American Achiever of Houston
State Democratic Executive Committee
1330 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 2550
Houston, TX 77056