Brian_Harris
Brian Harris is an associate attorney with The Meisner Law Group, P.C. Mr. Harris is a 2003 Cum Laude graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he served as Executive Inside Articles Editor of the Law Review, a Member of the Moot Court Board of Directors, and Editor-In-Chief of the school newspaper. Mr. Harris was the recipient of the 2003 Ford Motor Company Leadership Award for his leadership role at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Mr. Harris has a wide range of experience in litigation matters including handling all aspects of appeals. He focuses his practice with Meisner Law Group in the areas of condominium and general real estate law and litigation, with particular emphasis on post-judgment collection and bylaw enforcement. Mr. Harris has extensive knowledge and experience in collection law and he takes great pride in recovering money owed to his clients. Mr. Harris enjoys educating board members and property managers in the nuances of collection law both in his day-to-day practice and at condominium classes offered by The Meisner Law Group, P.C. Mr. Harris has also been a panel speaker at the United Condominium Owners of Michigan annual seminar.

Education:

  • Wayne State University, B.A., with a major in journalism, 2000 University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003

Associations:

  • State Bar of Michigan

Courts:

  • State of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Publications:

Brian R. Harris, Note, Private Road or Public Use? The Landlocked Property Dilemma: A Constitutional and Economic Analysis of Private Roads Acts, 80 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 149 (2002)

Decisions

This important victory for community associations was codified by the Michigan Court of Appeals in its recent published opinion issued July 2, 2015 in the case of Great Lakes Shores v Bartley. The importance of this decision cannot be overemphasized for any community association that seeks to recoup its legal fees and costs in a collection matter. We are pleased that we were able to obtain this result and have it published so that it has precedential value.  View the decision