Jack Harrison, Attorney at Law
Aggressive Legal Counsel
30+ years experience. 300+ jury trials.
Biography of Jack Harrison
Following graduation from Xenia, Ohio Central High School, and subsequently obtaining his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, Jack enlisted in the U.S. Army. The Army's training was well received, and he chose to serve nine years in our country's armed forces, rising through the ranks of Infantry to Airborne Jump Master, with well over 500 jumps to his credit, and then he was inducted into the "all new" Special Forces Green Berets. The Army expeditiously transferred him from Enlisted Man to Officer status, a direct commission to 1st Lieutenant.
Jack sought similar challenges in his civilian life, pursuing his childhood dreams; he worked as a logger in Oregon and No. California, also as a Smoke Jumper for the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon, additionally as a fireman on steam engines for the Southern Pacific Railroad with routes in Oregon and No. California, and then as a hard-hat diver, installing oil and gas lines on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
Jack continued his education, earning his Law Degree from Chase Law School, then entered the practice of law, achieving a life-long goal to pursue his career as a trial attorney. He has since conducted over 300 jury trials and this experience has rewarded him with the tools he brings with him to affect the best outcome for his clients, whether in the civil or criminal courts.
Jack's love of challenge has been reflected in the courtrooms of southern Ohio for over 30 years, and his reputation and distinct style of winning are widely regarded. His pursuit of challenge is also reflected in his love of flying. Obtaining his commercial pilot license, he maintained a second career in flying, ranging from Grumman Ag-Cats while crop dusting in Louisiana and Arizona to DC-3 freighters, delivering freight up and down the east coast and Midwest, "on demand". In addition, Jack thrilled the crowds at many air shows in his 450 hp Stearman biplanes, performing low level aerobatics over the course of several years around the country, including Kings Island and the Dayton Air Show. All hammerheads flown down the belly of the Grand Canyon were performed free of charge for the rafters (before the park officials banned flying down below the rim of the canyon).
Jack and his wife, Katharine, have traveled extensively throughout the world, logging thousands of miles in their twin Cessna, exploring many remote destinations, i.e., flying across Canada's Great Northwest Territory from Hudson Bay through the Yukon on to Point Barrow, Alaska and making numerous trips southerly throughout the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, the Yucatan, and Central and South America.
Jack has flown solo in his twin, departing Lima, Peru on the Pacific Ocean flying an easterly course, navigating the South American airwaves through the Andes Mountains, from Trujillo to Iquitos and on to Leticia, Brazil. (The city straddles the borders and sits in Brazil, Columbia and Peru.) Then, following the course of the Amazon River from there through Manaus, Brazil to its mouth at Belem, on the Atlantic Ocean. The entire trip encompassed a 2,800 mile flight-path through 21,000 ft. mountain peaks, over dense jungles and crocodile infested swamps, through hostile drug cartel areas and dealing with aggressive airport gendarmes. Jack Harrison describes the 19 day trip as grueling, with every stop along the way presenting its own unique set of problems, from no av-gas available, to detention by narco-trafficante appearing officials; but, a heart-thumping, thrilling adventure none-the-less, and exhilarating, when your wheels touch down on terra firma once again in the good ole U.S.A.
The Harrisons have resided in the Dayton, Ohio area for over twenty years and together are the parents of seven children and twelve grandchildren, most of whom live in the Greene/Montgomery/Warren County area.
Jack Harrison prides himself in his work as a lawyer and his representation of his clients, and the successful outcome of their cases will continue to be the objective of his efforts.
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