Guy W. Harrison

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Partner
harrison@etchlaw.com
T: 954.370.1681
F: 954.370.1682
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Education

University of Florida College of Law (Juris Doctorate, 1982),Cum Laude
Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico Summer Program on Int’l Trade Law, 1981
Duke University, Trinity College of Arts and Science (B.A. English, 1980), Cum Laude

Courts

United States Supreme Court
Florida Supreme Court
Florida State Courts
United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Guy Harrison has been practicing law since 1982, and was delighted to join his longtime friend Edward Etcheverry as a Firm Partner in 2001. Trial practice has always been Mr. Harrison’s passion, from being a member of his law school’s Southeastern Regional Championship moot court team, to his experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Mr. Harrison has practiced at South Florida’s premiere litigation firms, both large and boutique, with wide-ranging experience in commercial litigation.

His practice emphasizes the highest standards of writing and advocacy. He works closely with the Firm’s clients to develop and implement the best strategy, from the outset of a case, for achieving the client’s desired results. Although litigation is his primary focus, Mr. Harrison never loses sight of the fact that litigation is a last resort. He has assisted surety clients with the takeover and completion of numerous construction projects, enabling those clients to avoid litigation. One of his most complex representations was assisting a surety for a collapsed contractor in the takeover and completion of six major projects valued at $36 million, resulting in no litigation from the project owners. In addition, Mr. Harrison maintains an active practice representing fidelity insurers under all types of fidelity policies.

Since 1991, construction, suretyship and fidelity litigation have been Mr. Harrison’s primary practice areas. Nevertheless, he maintains an active commercial litigation practice, representing clients ranging from international commodities traders to foreign governments to the estate of a husband and father who perished while scuba diving. He also has extensive appellate experience, with over thirty appeals during his career. His enthusiasm for the law extends to scholarship as well, as he regularly presents papers at regional and national seminars in the surety and construction industries.