Robert Mark Harris

Profile Updated: June 10, 2018
Mailing Address: Jacksonville, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Paola Parra Harris
Children: Vanessa Born 1983
Blake Born 1985
Chase Born 1989
Lucas Born 2005
Marcus Born More…2008
Occupation: Attorney
City, State:

Jacksonville, Florida



As usual my less than careful checking, did not alert me that my best friends daughter was getting married at the beach the same night as our reunion which will not let us get back to town in time to come.
Maggie tells me that we have a table at the Landing on Friday night which I will definitely try to make. So I get to tell my story by email that I hoped to tell in person...
I have really enjoyed reading about everyones time since high school- the happy as well as the more challenging.In the scheme of things we have all managed quite well. I am impressed to say the least with how well everyone has dealt with adversity.
I was an undergraduate at the University of Florida and then graduated from the University of Florida law school in 1975. I came back to Jacksonville and went to work as an Assistant State Attorney for 3 1/2 years.I then worked for 15 years practiced criminal defense work in private practice.I have been practicing plaintiff's personal injury work for 15 years.Three of my friends and I built a law office and practice in San Marco 22 years ago.There are now 14 of us doing litigation in 5 areas Personal injury, criminal defense, family,workers compensation and social security.I enjoy everyday of my work and have for 35 years.This happiness I believe carried to my three older children- Vanessa now 26 graduated from the U of F and attended Vanderbilt Law school on an academic scholarship and is now practicing comercial litigation in Kansas City, she is getting married in Jacksonville at TPC in October to a young man she met at law school.Blake is just finishing his second year at the U of F Law school after being an ungrad at U of F.He worked in the financial district in NYC last summer and is going back again this summer, hopes to work on Wall Street on graduation.Chase is a Junior at the U of F and plans to go on to law school as well-noting none have any immediate ambition to work with their Dad!
I married Paola Parra 5 years ago .Paola is a family law attorney.
Paola was born in Cuba and came to the US when she was 45 days old on the last of the freedom flights.
Her Dad was a psychiatrist and was not allowed to leave , he died there ,with her never having met him. Paola and I have had two children Luke now 3 1/2 and Marcus 10 months. Luke speaks Spanish and English , and they both light up my life. I have enjoyed my time in Jacksonvile.I am proud of my community commitment through attrition ,and because no others stepped forward I have been able to serve as Chairman of the JEA, President of my Rotary, and Commodore of Epping Forest Yacht Club- jet ski was about the largest watercraft ever owned.Life has treated myself and family far kinder than I deserve. I wish you all health and happiness and look forward to visiting in the near future.

May. 2014
Time happily ticks on..... Third child Chase graduated Florida law school in May and is starting with the state attorneys office in August in Jacksonville. Chase and Adrienne ,his love are getting married in Tampa next April .Adrienne is beginning work with Rogers Towers in August as well .My oldest Vanessa and husband Geoff ( both practicing law in Kansas City)have a beautiful 20 month old ANNABELLE, named after my mother .Oldest son
Blake and wife Zane are attorneys in Denver and have twins Foley,son and Fargo ,daughter( Colorado influenced the names)
We fully intend to spoil Chase and Adrienne when they return to Jacksonville in the hopes the other children , siblings will jump home as well .
Our next blessings Lucas 8 and Marcus 5
play baseball on the same field at HAB where I grew up.They are inseparable from each other and their older 3 siblings . They amaze , delight, challenge and light up our lives daily.My wife Paola remains a family law attorney and very involved with the Catholic and Hispanic communities.
I wish health and happiness to all and very much appreciate the time and effort so many of you offered up in planning the reunions past and present.

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Vanessa Harris with her littlest brother, Marcus (1 month old - July 2008)
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Blake, Vanessa holding Lucas (at 9 months old) and Chase Harris (August 2006)