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Terri S. Harris (Austin Office)

Terri’s previous legal experience includes practicing medical malpractice defense (trials & appeals) at Ewbank & Harris, P.C. , as well as defending TMB complaints. She has tried over 30 medical malpractice cases, all but 1 to a defense verdict

In addition, Terri practiced as a Physician Assistant with Dr. Alexander Brodsky, Orthopedic Surgeon, Houston, Texas from 1985-1987 and at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Houston, Texas in Geriatric Medicine from 1987-1988.

Honors and Distinctions
  • NCCPA Certification, 1985-1991
  • Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, Board of Directors, 1986-1989
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Excellence in Advocacy Award
  • Phi Delta Phi, Honorary Legal Fraternity
  • Board of Advocates
  • Oral Advocacy Assistant, 1990-1991
  • Health Law Organization, Second Vice President, 1989-1990
  • Who’s Who Among American Law Students
  • Hippard Mock Trial Competition, 1989-1990
  • TYLA State Moot Court Team, 1990
  • National Mock Trial Team, 1991
  • National Moot Court Pool, 1990
  • ABA Moot Court Team, 1990
  • Blakely Moot Court Competition, 1991 (1st Place & Best Brief)
Associations and Memberships
  • TADC (Texas Association of Defense Counsel)
  • Austin Bar Association,
  • Travis County Women Lawyer Association
  • University of Houston School of Law, Houston, Texas (J.D., 1991), (Top 20%)
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (B.S. – Physician Assistant Program, 1985)
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas (B.A. – Biology, 1983); Bachelor of Arts, Biolog
Presentations and Publications
  • What Lawyers Need to Know: Understanding the Medical and Nursing Boards. Presented at the 29th Annual Advanced Medical Torts Course; March 23-24, 2023. San Antonio, TX.
  • Texas Medical and Nursing Board Update. Presented at the 28th Annual Advanced Medical Torts Course; March 24-25, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Enforcement Trends of the Texas Medical & Nursing Boards. Presented at the 27th Annual Advanced Medical Torts Course; March 25-26, 2021.
  • Closing Arguments:  Arming Jurors for Deliberations.  Presented at the 14th Annual Ultimate Trial Notebook Seminar; October19, 2018.
  • Medical Malpractice Overview. Presentation given at TADC Winter Seminar; February 5-9, 2014
  • Pain Management and More, presented at the TOMA/TxACOFP 2012 5th Joint Annual Convention, June 20-24, 2012, San Antonio, Texas
  • Hiding the Ball with the New Hospital and Peer Review Privileges; Presented at 8th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; September 18-19, 1997.
  • Viability of a Cause of Action for the Loss of a Stillborn. Presented at the Medical Malpractice Seminar sponsored by Texas Tech University Law School Foundation and St. Mary’s University School of Law; November 15 and 16, 2001.
  • Segmental (Floating) Lumbar Spine Fusions, SPINE, Vol. 14, No. 4, April 1989
  • Segmental (Floating) Lumbar Spine Fusions, exhibited at International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, May 21-24, 1992, in Chicago, Illinois
  • Scientific Exhibit Award, Texas Medical Association, 1989 Annual Session, Fort Worth, Texas Third place – Group I
  • Retrospective Review and Longtime Results of Segmental (Floating) Lumbar Spine Fusion, Southern Orthopedic Association meeting August 2-7, 1988, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • The Use of Osteostim HS-II Electric Bone Growth Stimulator for Enhancement of Fusion in 47 Patients, North American Spine Society meeting July 24-28, 1988, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Floating (Segmental) Lumbar Spine Fusions, Exhibit, North American Spine Society meeting July 24-28, 1988, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Retrospective Review and Longtime Results of Segmental (Floating) Lumbar Spine Fusion, Texas Orthopedic Association meeting May 15, 1988, San Antonio, Texas
  • The Use of Osteostim HS-II Electrical Bone Growth Stimulator for Enhancement of Spinal Fusion, Bioelectrical Repair and Growth Society (BRAGS) October 11-14, 1987, Toronto, Canada
  • The Role of Spine Fusion in the Salvage of Failed Chemonucleolysis Patients, North American Lumbar Spine Society meeting, June 25-28, 1987, Banff, Canada
  • Silastic Block Reconstruction of Iliac Donor Bone Defects, International Study of Lumbar Spine Surgery meeting May 24-28, 1987, Rome, Italy, and Texas Medical Association 120th Annual Session May 13-17, 1987, Houston, Texas
Published Opinions
National Fire Ins. Co. of Hartford v. Radiology Associates, L.L.P., 439 Fed.Appx. 293, 2011 WL 3444213 (5th Cir. 2011)

Stokes v. Delarosa
2009 WL 1563540 (Tex.App.-Austin, 2009, pet. denied)

Heiman v. King
2008 WL 4425536 (Tex. App.-Beaumont, 2008, no pet.)

Murff v. Pass
249 S.W.3d 407 (Tex. 2008)

Ogletree v. Matthews
262 S.W.3d 316 (Tex. 2007)

Fox v. Hinderliter
222 S.W.3d 154 (Tex. App.-San Antonio, 2006, no pet.)

Williams v. Keck
2005 WL 3499439 (Tex.App.-Austin, 2005, pet. denied)

First Professional Ins. Co., Inc. v. Heart & Vascular Institute of Texas
182 S.W.3d 6 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, 2005, pet. denied)

Davila v. Vanover
2003 WL 22187161 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, 2003, no pet.)

Moritz v. Preiss
121 S.W.3d 715 (Tex. 2003)

Hodgkins v. Bryan
99 S.W.3d 669 (Tex.App.-Hous. [14th Dist.] 2003, no pet.)

Forrest v. Danielson
77 S.W.3d 842 (Tex.App.-Tyler, 2002, no pet.)

Rupp v. Brown
31 S.W.3d 803 (Tex.App.-Austin, 2000, writ denied)

Prather v. Brandt
981 S.W.2d 801 (Tex.App.-Hous [1st Dist] 1998, writ denied)

Montgomery County Hosp. Dist. v. Brown
965 S.W.2d 501 (Tex. 1998)

Korndorffer v. Baker
976 S.W.2d 696 (Tex.App.-Hous. [1st Dist] 1997, writ denied)

Brush v. Fustok
1996 WL 737465 (Tex.App.-Hous. [1st Dist] 1995, no writ)

Barstow v. Travis County
1998 WL 670225 (Tex.App.-Austin 1998, no writ)

Stine v. Brown
1994 WL 543477 (Tex.App.-Hous [1st Dist.] 1994, no writ)

Speed v. Sears
Roebuck & Co. 1997 WL 819931 (Tex. App.-Hous. [1st Dist] 1997, writ denied)

The Hartford Accident Indemnity Co. v. Texas Hosp. Ins. Exchange
1998 WL 598 126 (Tex.App.-Austin 1998, writ denied)

Harper v. EI DuPont
1997 WL 69858 (Tex.App.-Hous. [1st Dist.] 1997, writ denied)