Attorney Profile

Ronald G. Harris

Ronald G. Harris joined Neal & Harwell in 1980. Prior thereto, in 1977 he was admitted into the practice of law in Arkansas. There he became a sole practitioner in his hometown of Clarksville, Arkansas, where he also served as city attorney.

Mr. Harris graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1974 with a B.A. in political science. He received his J.D. degree in 1977 from the Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif and an associate editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.

Mr. Harris’s principal area of practice is civil litigation, with a substantial part of his practice devoted to commercial and business disputes. His litigation experience includes product liability cases, bad faith and other insurance coverage cases, business torts, non-competition litigation, contractual disputes, construction disputes and employment issues. For a number of years, he has represented the Nashville CBS affiliate, NewsChannel 5, and has been involved in various defamation, First Amendment and other media-related issues.

Notable Clients

    CNA Financial/Insurance Companies
    News Channel 5 Network, L.P.
    Civil Constructors, Inc.
    Toyota Material Handling USA, Inc.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise


  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • AV-Rated in Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, highest rating awarded

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association; Litigation Section
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member & Chair, Media Law Committee, Nashville Bar Association

Civic & Community Service

  • Member, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elder and Clerk of the Session
  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteer, Room In The Inn
  • Nashville, Tennessee, Chapter President, University of Arkansas Alumni Association
  • Youth Baseball Coach