Larry W. Harrison

Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law Attorney

Larry W. Harrison

Attorney

Graduating with his BBA in Accounting from Lamar University in 1972, Larry continued his education at St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio and graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1975. While at St. Mary’s, he served as an Associate Editor for the St. Mary’s Law Journal.

He then pursued board certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and became a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law attorney in 1988. Larry has since maintained this status through ongoing education and recertification every five years—a total of seven certifications.

With a heart for those suffering from the loss associated with personal injury, Larry strives to help those in need while fighting for maximum legal recovery. His success and dedication over the course of his career has garnered him many honors, including a Martindale-Hubbell Rating of AV Preeminent and a listing as a Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyer from 2008–present.

Wishing to pass on his wealth of experience to future generations, Larry accepted a position in 2007 at the University of Houston Victoria where he currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Business Administration. His classes include Legal Environment of Business for undergraduate students and Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration for MBA graduate students. He has served on the Dean’s Business Advisory Council since 2008 and is also a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business which is a nationwide organization for business law professors.

On November 4, 2016 Larry was honored as one of Bay City ISD’s (BCISD) Distinguished Alumni. This designation is granted only to BCISD graduates whose actions and achievements have brought positive recognition to the school district and the Bay City community. As a graduate of Bay City High School (BCHS) Class of 1968, Larry was acknowledged for his professional, community, and educational accomplishments. While a student at BCHS, he was President of the Student Body, President of his Freshman and Junior class, and chosen as Mr. Bay City High School.

Larry is a married father-of-one who loves supercars and the occasional loop around the track. Also, as a member of the Houston Film Critics Society, he has also been influential in the Houston movie scene by providing moviegoers with over 1,000 film reviews from 1997–2018. His movie reviews appeared in many publications, and he was a regular film critic appearing on the Rio & Reyes Internet Radio Show stationed in San Antonio and RadioBrave.com in Houston.

Active in his Fort Bend County community, Larry has served on committees appointed by the Mayor and City Council of Sugar Land and is past-president of Commonwealth M.U.D. Larry also serves at Christ United Methodist Church in Sugar Land, volunteers at local non-profits, and has mentored local youth through his church, cub scouts, and as a sports coach.

Organizations & Accolades

  • Founding President of Fort Bend Lawyers Care and member of its Board of Directors
  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Victoria (2007–present) where he serves on the Dean’s Business Advisory Council (2008–present) and is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) and the ALSB Alternate Dispute Resolution Section
  • Past-President of the Fort Bend County Bar Association and has served on its Board of Directors
  • Past-Associate Director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the State Bar College
  • Member of the State Bar Grievance Committee
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas
  • Recognized in 2006 by the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas for his many hours devoted to volunteer pro-bono attorney work
  • Judge in South Texas School of Law’s acclaimed Moot Court Competition, helping students prepare for real-life courtroom trials

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Personal Information

Licensed to practice law in Texas: 1975

Born in Bay City, Texas: 1950

Married with one son

Education

St. Mary’s School of Law (San Antonio): 1975

Dean’s List

Associate Editor of the St. Mary’s Law Journal

Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

Lamar University BBA Accounting: 1972

TEXAS BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION

Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law: 1988

Recertified: 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018–present

Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent” Rating

An AV Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

PRIMARY AREAS OF PRACTICE

Personal Injury

Insurance Claims

Vehicle Wrecks

Premises Liability

18-Wheeler Wreck

Defective Products

Motorcycle Wrecks

Medical Malpractice

Wrongful Death

Significant Case

Harris County v. Eaton 573 SW 2d. 177 (Tex. 1978). At the age 27, successfully argued and won Texas Supreme Court case of First Impression involving the Texas Tort Claims Act.

Awards

Listed as Super Lawyer 2008–2020, a Thomson Reuters service, printed in Texas Monthly.

Voted “Best Attorney” 2007–2010, Reader’s Choice Poll of the Fort Bend/Sugar Land Sun.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

University of Houston Victoria, Katy Campus
Adjunct Professor, 2007–Present, School of Business Administration

  • Undergraduate: Legal Environment of Business
  • Graduate, MBA: Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration
  • Dean’s Business Advisory Council, 2008–Present
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Member
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution Section, ALSB

Fort Bend County Bar Association

  • President, 2006
  • President-Elect, 2005
  • Board of Directors, 1997, 2005–2007
  • Speaker, Trial Techno Toys…and Techniques, 2004

President Fort Bend Lawyers Care, 2006–2007, Pro Bono

Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2006, Volunteer Lawyer

Fort Bend Lawyers Prayer and Bible Study, 1996–present

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1995–1999, Associate Director

State Bar College, 1987–present, Member

State Bar Grievance Committee, 1996–1999, Member, District 5A

State Bar of Texas, 1975–present, Member

Supreme Court of the United States, Admitted 1978–present

Moot Court Competition South Texas School of Law, 2010, Judge

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Christ United Methodist Church

  • Youth Leader
  • Chairman Capital Stewardship Campaign
  • Administrative Board
  • Board of Trustees
  • Delegate to Annual Conference
  • Men’s Bible Study
  • Disciple Bible Study
  • Precepts Bible Study

Man of Manresa: annual three-day silent retreat at Jesuit Retreat Center in Convent, LA, 1994–2008

Walk to Emmaus: Walk #77, Houston Cursillo Center 1993

US Army Reserve 1970–1975

  • Honorable Discharge
  • Rank: SGT E-5
  • Basic and AIT Training: Fort Polk, LA

US Practical Shooting Association

  • Houston Area Section Coordinator, 1998–1999
  • Member 1996–present

Fort Bend I.S.D.

  • Education Foundation, Board of Directors, 1995–1998
  • Career Day, Speaker, 2000, 2007
  • Clements High School: Speaker, The Importance of Jury Service, 2009

Sugar Land Development Corp.: Ex-officio Member, appointed by Mayor/City Council, 1997–1998

First Colony Municipal Utility District No. 3: Board of Directors, President, 1990–1997

Boy Scouts of America

  • Cub Scout Pack 41, Chairman, 1995–1998
  • Speaker, Citizenship and Government, 2002
  • Eagle Scout Troop 992, Board of Review, 2003

First Colony Community League: Coach Youth Basketball & Baseball

Speaker, Coping With Lymphedema, 2002

Fort Bend Women’s Center: Fundraiser, Steering Committee, 2003