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Stumpy Harris

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Grodon H. “Stumpy” Harris
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Harris Harris Bauerle Sharma
1201 East Robinson Street, Orlando, Florida 32801
website: www.hhbslaw.com

Stumpy was raised in Jacksonville where he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. He earned a degree in Math from the University of Florida in 1961. After teaching at Robert E. Lee from 1961 to 1962, Stumpy entered the University of Florida College of Law in the Fall of 1963. Stumpy graduated from law school in 1965 (just over two years) finishing third in his class. He became a Master Mason while at law school in 1964. He taught at the law school for a year before joining the predecessor firm to Holland & Knight in Bartow, Florida where he worked until 1969. In 1970, Stumpy founded Gray, Harris & Robinson and significantly contributed to building it into a statewide law firm. In October, 2003, he founded Harris Harris Bauerle Sharma. In 1972 Stumpy became a Shriner after taking Scottish Rite and York Rite degrees.

Stumpy is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in the negotiation and trial of complex commercial cases of all kinds including condemnation, property rights, utilities, inverse condemnation, regulatory takings, and community redevelopment. He also has been generous with his time and financially to his community. Especially Shriners Hospital and the University of Florida.

Education:

University of Florida, B.A. (Math, 1961)Florida
Blue Key
Hall of Fame
Interfraternity Council, President
Kappa Alpha Order
Last Crew

University of Florida, J.D. (Honors, 1965)
Moot Court State and Regional Champions
Executive Editor, Florida Law Review
Phi Delta Phi
Phi Kappa Phi
Order of the Coif

Civic:

  • Master Mason, York and Scottish Rite Mason
  • Potentate, Bahia Shrine Temple
  • Chairman of the Advisory Council for the East West Shrine Game
  • Director General of the 2017 and 2018 Imperial Shriners Convention to be held in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • President, Florida Shrine Association

General:

  • Past President, Gator Boosters
  • President, University of Florida National Alumni Association – Life Member
  • Life Member, University of Florida Law School Foundation
  • Legacy Director, Life Member and a Bull Gator of Gator Boosters
  • Honorary member of University of Florida “F” Club
  • “F” Club Presidents Award
  • Board Member and Chairman of the 7 Year Capital Campaign of the University of Florida Athletic Association
  • Board Member of University of Florida Foundation
  • Chairman of Board, Trinity Preparatory School
  • Director & Chairman of Legal Committee, Florida Citrus Bowl
  • Senior Warden, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
  • Province Commander Kappa Alpha Order
  • Trustee, Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation
  • Member of the Real Estate Advisory Board of the Center for Real Estate Studies for the UF Warrington College of Business
  • Significant Endowments for University of Florida

Professional:

  • The Florida Bar; Orange County Bar
  • U.S. and Florida Supreme Court; State and Federal Courts
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
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