Campbell Law School

Jason R. Harris

Mr. Harris is a partner with Welch and Harris, LLP in Jacksonville, North Carolina, conveniently located between the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City. He concentrates on civil litigation including maritime and admiralty law. 

Mr. Harris regularly works with insurance companies defending assureds, pursuing subrogation claims and advising on first party coverage issues. He also serves lawyers and clients as maritime advisory counsel.  He is frequently called upon to assist with cases and investigations involving the intersection of maritime and criminal law and serves as counsel to the International Association of Marine Investigators, Inc.

Mr. Harris is a Proctor member of the Maritime Law Association and serves as the Chair of the Salvage Committee.  He is also a member of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. Mr. Harris is a frequent presenter to various maritime and law organizations on such topics as risk awareness. Mr. Harris has been featured in NC Lawyers Weekly and has authored several law review articles in such publications as the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Benedicts Maritime Bulletin and the Journal of Maritime Lane and Commerce, among others.  For the past 10 years he has assembled and presented an annual salvage case law update entitled Recent Developments in Salvage Law.

He was Honorably Discharged from the Army National Guard following service as a Military Policeman and an assistant to Judge Advocates General.

He lives with his wife and son in the quaint unincorporated traditional shrimping community known as Sneads Ferry which is located between Wilmington and Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Mr. Harris can be reached 636 Court Street, Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540; 910-347-0161;


LL.M., (Master of Laws; Ocean and Coastal Law) The University of Miami, 2001
J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2000
B.A., Auburn University (Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement), 1997