Jarvis Harris

Greensboro, NC

Jarvis has been with R. Steve Bowden and Associates since March of 2000.  Prior to working with R. Steve Bowden & Associates, Jarvis was an Agency Legal Specialist for the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Jarvis is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his BA with Honors in Political Science and his Juris Doctorate. Jarvis has been involved with many civic organizations in Guilford County including the Guilford Education Alliance, as a founding board member and the Board Chair, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greensboro Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees of Guilford Technical Community College where he has served for over ten years as a board member, Board Vice Chairman and the first African-American male Board Chair in the history of the college.  Jarvis was also the youngest Board Chair in the history of GTCC. 

Jarvis is an avid sports fan and coaches for the Greensboro Lady Gaters.  Jarvis’ greatest accomplishment is being the proud the father of two wonderful daughters who are outstanding student-athletes.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1997


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1997
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    • B. A. - 1994

Representative Cases

  • Adams v. Metals, 619 S.E.2d 495, 2005, NC Supreme


  • Workers Compensation CLE, NC Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation Boot Camp, NC Advocates for Justice, 2011 to Present
  • Social Security Basics, NBA, 2013 to 2013

Honors and Awards

  • 2005 National Outstanding Brother of the Year - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • 40 Leaders Under 40 Recognition

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, 1997 to Present
  • Greensboro Bar Association, Member, 2001 to Present
  • Guilford Inn of Court

Past Employment Positions

  • North Carolina Industrial Commission, Agency Legal Specialist, 1997 to 2000


  • Spanish


  • Alpha Phi Alpha