ABOUT Andrew M. Harris

Andrew Harris is a principal in the firm’s Detroit office who focuses his practice on real estate, landlord tenant, commercial litigation, federal/state tax issues and defending professional negligence claims involving insurance agents, lawyers and accountants. His expertise also includes advising clients on all aspects of commercial, industrial and residential landlord/tenant matters. Mr. Harris is licensed to practice law in Michigan, the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. He is also certified to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.

He was named a Rising Star in 2012 and every year through 2017 by Super Lawyers for high performing attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or who have practiced for ten years or less. In 2018 and 2019, Mr. Harris was named a Super Lawyer in the field of business litigation. Only five percent of the attorneys in the state are named Super Lawyers . Also, Mr. Harris was selected by DBusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Michigan in the field of commercial law.

Mr. Harris received his Juris Doctor from Wayne University Law School and earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan. He also obtained his Masters of Law degree from Wayne State University’s Tax LL.M. program in 2010.

Mr. Harris is currently an elected member of the Birmingham City Commission and formerly served as Mayor for 2017 and 2018. Mr. Harris was a commissioner on the City of Birmingham Commission. He previously served as a Trustee of the Library Board for the City of Birmingham and president of its Parks and Recreation Board. He is attorney liaison to the Building Owners Management Association’s Government Affairs Committee, which consults with state legislators regarding Michigan commercial property tax reform. In addition, Mr. Harris is a member of the Taxation, Business Law and Real Property Sections and the Character and Fitness Review Committee of the State Bar of Michigan. He is Chairman of the Oakland County Bar Association Real Estate Commission.


“An Assignment of Rents: An Additional Measure of Security for Mortgagees Securing Michigan Real Estate” , Oakland County Bar Association “Laches” (June/July 2018)

“Enacted and Proposed Legislation Affecting the Tax Tribunal and Court of Claims “, published by The Michigan Tax Lawyer, Summer 2016

“Pertinent Topics for Handling Disputes with Residential and Commercial Tenants in Michigan “, published by Aspatore, a Thomson Reuters Business, April, 2016

“Does Revenue Administrative Bulletin 2006-7 Violate the Dormant Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution “,
published by The Michigan Tax Lawyer, Summer 2011

“Enacted and Proposed Legislation Affecting the Tax Tribunal and Court of Claims “, published by The Michigan Tax Lawyer, Summer, 2011

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November, 2019 - Recent Highlights
14 Kitch Attorneys Receive Top Lawyer Distinction By dBusiness
September, 2019 - Recent Highlights
Congratulations to our 22 Kitch “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars for 2019”
February, 2019 - Recent Highlights, Wins
Harris Team Prevails in Commercial Real Estate Trial

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Areas of LAW

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Insurance Claims
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate

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