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Bulletproof Documentation

Saturday, February 14, 2015

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Our Guest:

James Harris


James P. Harris
Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green

Phone: 603.627.8152
Fax: 603.641.8731

Bulletproof Documentation –

Practice Focus

A member of our firm since 2002, J.P. represents clients across a wide variety of industries in civil litigation. His work includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation matters including general commercial disputes; trade secret, noncompetition and restrictive covenant litigation; employment cases; and construction actions. In his time with the firm, J.P. has represented businesses and individuals engaged in various aspects of the construction trade, media companies defending defamation claims, product manufacturers facing warranty claims, technology developers in business-to-business disputes and noncompetition litigation, victims of professional negligence, and many other types of businesses.

J.P. provides general advice to locum tenens staffing companies and teleradiology companies.

J.P. has developed expertise in records and data management policies and the management of electronically stored information. He has drafted records management policies implemented by a variety of businesses. He has lectured and presented on all aspects of document retention and destruction policies, with particular emphasis on their application to litigation. He has also cultivated skill in the electronic discovery practices and data mining techniques that impact all litigation matters.

Sample Matters
  • Successfully argued before the New Hampshire Supreme Court on behalf of a timber company and its principals against an insurance company that breached its insurance agreement.
  • Successfully argued before the New Hampshire Supreme Court on behalf of a restaurant owner for the invalidation of a town smoking ban.
  • Defends employers and municipalities in employment discrimination claims and claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act.


B.A., with honors, Swarthmore College
J.D., magna cum laude, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law


In 2014, J.P. was named one of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty. He has been selected as a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers® in the area of Business Litigation since 2009 and has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Commercial Litigation. J.P. is a member of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2010. He was also an Editorial Assistant for the Catholic University Law Review.

Memberships and Admissions

J.P. is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a member of the New Hampshire and American Bar Associations. J.P. is a past member of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Legislation Committee.

Community Involvement

J.P. is currently the Board of Trustees Chair for the Kevin T. McHugh Memorial Scholarship Fund and serves on the New Hampshire Catholic Charities’ Peer-to-Peer Campaign. He is also Chair of the Trinity High School Board of Advisors, as well as the Chairman of their Membership Committee, and Secretary of St. Joseph Community Services (Meals on Wheels for Hillsborough County).