Harrison Scheer is a trial lawyer who represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation.
In just his first year of practice, Mr. Scheer tried three cases to verdict and won all three. In his first case, a confidential arbitration between two multi-national energy companies, he defended his client against a $150 million claim. After a three-week trial, the panel issued a take nothing verdict. Mr. Scheer also represented an oil company against a petroleum distributor in Texas state court. He contributed to a six-figure jury award by giving the opening statement and examining five witnesses, including the successful cross-examination of the defendant’s expert witness.
Outside of trial, Mr. Scheer has successfully argued a motion for summary judgment in federal court in a commercial lease case, a dispositive motion in a confidential oil and gas arbitration, and he has deposed multiple witnesses. He has also represented individuals and businesses in internal investigations involving allegations of financial fraud.
Mr. Scheer began working at AZA in 2016 as a summer associate and worked remotely during his last year of law school. He aided several trial teams and researched and drafted motions from original complaints to jury charges. He helped on energy sector cases involving contract disputes, trade secrets and covenants not to compete, accounting fraud, construction litigation, and whistle-blower retaliation.
He is a national champion in college speech and debate.
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2018
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2014
Moorpark Community College, General Coursework 2010‑2012
State Bar of Texas
CLE PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS
Texas Trade Secrets and Covenants Not to Compete: Recent Updates, co-authored with Joe Ahmad who presented to Texas Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, September 2017 in Seattle