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About Harry

Harry’s practice focuses on helping clients with difficult cases. Harry has successfully represented victims of corporate, police, and local government misconduct.


After graduating from Yale Law School, Harry clerked for the Hon. Myron H. Thompson, a United States District Court judge in Alabama. After his clerkship, while many of his classmates went off to work at comfortable jobs for big companies, Harry started his career working for underdogs, as a public defender and as a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union and the Texas Fair Defense Project. Harry has litigated cases from the trial level all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. One of the cases Harry worked on in Texas was the basis for the 2009 film “American Violet.”

 

Representative Cases

Police Misconduct

In 2017, Harry represented a man punched by a Seattle police officer. You can read more about the case here.

Appeals

In 2018, Harry helped a client win a federal habeas claim, substantially reducing his sentence. The claim was based on a Sixth Amendment violation that occurred years before in state court, a mistake that other lawyers had missed.

Also in 2018, Harry helped a client reverse a second-degree murder charge. The case was published by the Washington Court of Appeals. You can read the opinion here.

Constitutional Law

Harry served as pro bono counsel for a prisoner whose legal mail was illegally opened. The oral argument from the case allows you to see Harry in court. You can watch it here. In 2018, Harry helped with an amicus brief supporting Seattle's Democracy Voucher program. The brief was the work of Free Speech for People, Demos, and other groups. You can read more about the case and our brief here.