Jeff Harris

Tribal Attorney, Catawba Nation
Jeff Harris

Jeff Harris is a citizen of the Catawba Nation as well as its Tribal Attorney. In this capacity, he leads the in-house legal department of the Nation and directs the establishment and development of a tribal public safety department, tribal courts, and related justice services. In addition, he serves on the Tribal In-House Counsel Board of Directors and Iswa Head Start Policy Committee and volunteers as a youth mentor at the Catawba Nation Boys & Girls Club. Jeff worked in private practice for several years concentrating in commercial real estate, corporate law, and immigration law. In 2017, he decided to move home and shift practice areas so that he could give back to his tribe. Jeff is a graduate of Brigham Young University and earned his Juris Doctorate from Duke University School of Law in 2011. He was also a 2021 member of NNI’s Tribal Professional Cohort, a year-long program to strengthen Indigenous governance by developing leadership skills in tribal professionals.

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