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2022 Unsung Legal Heroes: Jessica Harris

Office manager: Office manager, Dowd Bennett

Jessica Harris is the assistant to one of the founding partners at Dowd Bennett.

She serves the firm’s Human Resources department (onboarding, training & office equipment setup), and she is currently planning the buildout and move for the firm later this year. Harris maintains the firm’s website, arranges travel for attorneys and staff, works with the attorneys to reconcile and bill monthly expenditures, plans and organizes volunteer opportunities for the firm, and plans and coordinates the attorney retreat and firm outings throughout the year, among other miscellaneous activities.

She says the best part of her job is the people she works for.

“Jim Bennett and Ed Dowd really know how to pick their team,” she said. “I work for an amazing group of attorneys and staff members.”

Tell us about your key accomplishment(s) in this role.

I have overseen two buildouts and office moves and am currently working on our third for later this year.

What led you to choose a career in the legal field?

The day-to-day excitement and that no two days are the same.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Take pride in everything that you do.

What is something that would surprise people about you?

I am a NASCAR fan.

Unsung Legal Heroes 2022