Mr. J. Brett Harrison

Mr. J. Brett Harrison

Bain, Files, Jarrett and Harrison,
109 W Ferguson St
Tyler, TX 75702-7203

Phone: 903-595-3573
Fax: 903-597-7322

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CURRENT- Partner in the Law Firm of Bain, Files, Jarrett, Bain and Harrison, P.C. Specializing in state and federal criminal defense and defense of law enforcement officers in federal civil litigation.

CERTIFICATIONS- Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2005) Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (2006)

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE - Texas State Courts United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Supreme Court of the United States

ASSOCIATIONS- State Bar of Texas Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers College of the State Bar - Voluntary Sustaining Member Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow Texas Board of Legal Specialization Board Member (2016-present) Texas Board of Legal Specialization Criminal Law Exam Commission (2009-2011) National Board of Trial Advocacy Exam Commission (2006-2007) State Bar of Texas District 2 Grievance Committee (2011-2015) Chair (2014-present)

EDUCATION- BA — Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas (1992) JD — St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas (1995)

FORMERLY- Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Smith County (1996 - 2004) First Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Smith County (2004 - 2005)

PUBLICATION- The Texas Prosecutor “Inside Deanna Laney’s Capital Murder Trial” (2004) Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in Texas (2009) Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in Texas (2014) Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases (2014) The Current State of Confrontation, College Bar Bulletin (Spring 2011) Selected by Texas Lawyer as a Rising Star (2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010) Selected by Texas Lawyer as a Super Lawyer (2016)

PRESENTATIONS- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Cowtown Bill of Rights 2007, Ft. Worth, Texas “The Confrontation Clause” (2007) Smith County Bar Association – “Crawford and the Confrontation Clause Update” (2008- 2010) Tyler Junior College Police Academy Instructor for Courtroom Demeanor/Report Writing (2007 - 2011) Top Ten Traps Every Pre-teen Should Know to Avoid,” Tyler Area Association of Legal Professionals (2012) “Top Ten Traps Every Pre-teen Should Know to Avoid,” All Saints Episcopal School (2012) Instructor, “Courtroom Demeanor/Report Writing,” Tyler Junior College Police Academy (2007, 2008, 2009) “Crawford and the Confrontation Clause Update,” Smith County Bar Association (2008, 2009, 2010) “Obtaining the Release of Adults and Juveniles,” Smith County Bar Association (2006)