Top Attorney – Stumpy Harris

Top Attorneys of North America

Orlando, FL WW/Press/December 30, 2020 – Stumpy Harris, Attorney with Harris Harris Bauerle Ziegler Lopez was selected into the Top Attorneys of North America 2020-2021 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

Harris Harris Bauerle Ziegler Lopez located in Orlando, Florida  have represented a wide range of clients faced with an eminent domain taking, including homeowners, business owners, church communities and landowners. From initial offer to final settlement or trial, the attorneys fight tirelessly for what our clients deserve. Every single client benefits from senior-level experience, attention and expertise on their case. If you are facing an eminent domain issue or are concerned about a project in your area, the attorneys understand the complexities and nuances of such cases and are there to help. At Harris Harris Bauerle Ziegler Lopez, they have obtained the best possible outcomes for clients large and small.

Gordon H. “Stumpy” Harris  a Florida eminent domain and civil trial lawyer founded Harris Harris Bauerle Ziegler Lopez with his son in 2003. He has been practicing law in Florida since 1966. His strength lies in his ability to his clients through the litigation and eminent domain processes. He has handled hundreds of eminent domain parcels, ranging in value from a few hundred dollars to more than $60 million.

Stumpy has been widely recognized for his ardent support of the University of Florida. He serves, or has served, in leadership capacities in numerous advisory boards that serve the University and its Athletic Program. He has been generous with his time and money. He is a member of the Florida Blue Key, Hall of Fame, a former President and Life Member of the University of Florida National Alumni Association, a Legacy Director of Gator Boosters, a former President and Life Member of Gator Boosters and a Member of the Real Estate Advisory Board of the Center for Real Estate Studies for the UF Warrington College of Business.

Stumpy is a supporter of the Shriners Children’s Hospital and an active Shriner. He is a past Potentate of the Bahia Shrine Temple in Orlando and a former president of the Florida Shrine Association. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Tampa Shriners Hospital. He is the past Chairman of the Board of Trinity Preparatory School and has served on the Board of Visitors of Lake Highland Preparatory School. He has been the Senior Warden at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.

Stumpy was reared in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville and went on to the University of Florida where he earned a degree in Math in 1961. After teaching at Robert E. Lee for two years, Stumpy entered the University of Florida College of Law in 1963 and graduated third in his class in 1965.

He also taught at Florida’s Law School before joining the predecessor firm of Holland & Knight in Bartow in 1966. In 1970, Stumpy became a founding partner of the Orlando law firm of Gray, Harris & Robinson (now GrayRobinson).

Stumpy is an AV-rated trial attorney with extensive experience in a broad spectrum of property rights issues and recognized by Best Lawyers in America ®, Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law, 2010-2020.

Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.

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