Board Member

James T. Harris, Esq.

Board Member

James Harris (UPS Retired Corporate Counsel) has 30 years of experience practicing law in both private practice and as an in-house attorney for UPS.  In his law practice, he has provided services in the areas of intellectual property, advertising, sponsorships, entertainment, technology and business contracts.  Mr. Harris is a U.S. registered patent attorney.  He has also served as a Commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness and as an adjunct professor at Columbia College in Chicago.

Before practicing law, Mr. Harris has worked as a project engineer for General Motors.  He received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee State University and obtained an M.B.A. at Emory’s Goizueta School of Business.   

Mr. Harris has a long history of Community Service on various Boards including:

  • Drew Charter School STEAM Advisory Board
  • Atlanta Public Schools (APS) HS Gifted Advisory Council 
  • Posse Atlanta – Past Member of Board of Directors
  • Charles Drew Charter School PTA – Board member (VP of Senior Academy)
  • Balling Technologies Board Member – Technical Education for Youth
  • Zoo Atlanta – Past Member of Board of Director
  • Atlanta Beltline Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC)
  • Red Cross – Board Member and Past Chairperson for Minority Recruitment Advisory Board
  • Atlanta NPU-Q – Past Co-Chairperson
  • Twelve Atlantic Station Condo Association – Past Board President
  • Guilford Forest Homeowners Association – Past Board of Directors 
  • American Corporate Counsel – Past Georgia Chapter Board of Directors
  • Mentor:  100 Black Men of N. Metro Atlanta
  • Mentor:  Kappa League – (Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated)

We support the education of African American youth.