John I. Harris, III
Mr. Harris graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Classical Studies in 1983. He obtained his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1986. Since 1986 he has maintained a law practice in Nashville, Tennessee.
His practice includes most areas of civil practice representing businesses and individuals. He has an emphasis on civil, business and commercial litigation; business entity formation and representation; probate and estate planning; and the representation of non-profit organizations.
Mr. Harris also handles a wide variety of topics that individuals and businesses may need including involving trusts, estates, wills, medical negligence, and personal injury disputes.
In addition to a broad practice base, Mr. Harris has several unique practice areas.
Mr. Harris handles cases involving firearms and explosive laws. In that area of his practice, he handles matters involving Second Amendment rights; matters involving the operation and use of firing ranges; statutory and regulatory matters involving firearms and explosive licensees regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; proceedings challenging governmental license revocation proceedings; proceedings to restore civil rights; and appeals from the denial or revocation of civilian handgun permit applications and licensure denials.
Mr. Harris has taught continuing legal education courses on the issues of firearms ownership, transfers and the use of deadly force under Tennessee law. He accepts speaking engagements on issues involving Tennessee’s civilian handgun permit laws, firearms ownership, constitutional legislative processes, and the civil and criminal aspects pertaining to the defensive use of deadly force under Tennessee law.
Mr. Harris teaches continuing legal education courses on the issues of firearms and the use of deadly force under Tennessee law. He accepts speaking engagements on issues involving Tennessee’s civilian handgun permit laws, firearms ownership, and various aspects pertaining to the defensive use of deadly force under Tennessee law.
Mr. Harris has served as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Firearms Association, Inc.. since 1995 and is on the board of the Tennessee Firearms Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Harris is the author of Carrying a Handgun for Self Defense In Tennessee (3rd Edition 2003).
Mr. Harris is licensed to practice in Tennessee, before the United States Supreme Court, in the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Eleventh federal appellate circuits and in number federal district courts.
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