John A. Harris, Partner


John Harris is a partner in the firm's Phoenix office. John has over 20 years of experience as a commercial bankruptcy/litigation attorney. He has pursued and developed a national bankruptcy practice representing lenders, debtors, and other constituencies in commercial bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and commercial workout and restructure matters. John's practice has primarily focused on:

  • Representation of commercial lenders and other parties in bankruptcy and in bankruptcy litigation;
  • Negotiating and documenting pre-bankruptcy loan forbearance and workout agreements;
  • Negotiating and/or litigating secured creditor rights after a bankruptcy is filed; and
  • Negotiating, documenting, and litigating post-petition debtor-in-possession financing agreements.

John has also been admitted to appear before bankruptcy, federal district, and federal appeals courts throughout the United States.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1992)
  • University of Texas (B.A., 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1992

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona (Member)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (2009–present: Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency; and Reorganization Law / Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers® lists (2010–2014, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; 2015–2016, Bankruptcy: Business)