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Orrin Lea Harrison, III

Orrin Lea Harrison, III, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1974, United States District Court (northern, southern, eastern and western districts) Texas, United States Court Appeals (5th, 10th, and 11th circuits), United States Supreme Court. Recipient Torch of Conscience Award, American Jewish Congress Southwest Region, 2007.

Background

  • III, Orrin Lea Harrison, was born on July 1, 1949 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Orrin Lea Junior and Annie Bell (Lassig) H.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude in Political Science, Sewanee, University of the South, 1971. Juris Doctor with honors, Southern Methodist University, 1974.

    Career

    • Associate to partner Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney & Neely, Dallas, 1974-1987. Shareholder Locke, Purnell, Rain & Harrell, 1987-1992. Partner Vinson & Elkins, 1992—2003.

      Partner, chair, litigation group Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, since 2003.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1974, United States District Court (northern, southern, eastern and western districts) Texas, United States Court Appeals (5th, 10th, and 11th circuits), United States Supreme Court.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Secretary 500 Inc., 1981, treasurer, 1982. Chancellor Church of Incarnation, Dallas, 1985-1997, senior warden, 2005. Board directors Dallas Economic Development Council, 1986-1992, Medisend International, 1997-1900.

    Member Leadership Dallas, 1988. Board directors United Way Metropolis Dallas, North Texas Bus Culture & Arts, since 2001. Member Dallas Country Heritage Society, 2001-2007.

    Lieutenant Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Navy, 1971-1975. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation (life). Member American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas (board directors 1993-1996), Dallas Bar Foundation (trustee 1993-1901), American Board of Trial Advocates (Dallas president, 1989), International Society Barristers, Texas State Bar Commission Lawyers Discipline (vice chair 2007-2009), Dallas Bar Association (board directors 1983-1992, president 1992), Texas Young Lawyers Association (board directors 1981-1983), Dallas Young Lawyers Association (president 1980-1981), Tower Club, University Club, Jeremy Golf and Country Club, Lakewood Country Club, Promontory Country Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Skiing, bicycling, golf.

    Connections

    • Married Paula Diane Wagnon, May 29, 1971. Children: Orrin IV, Erin, Lindsey.
    • father: Orrin Lea H. Junior
    • mother: Annie Bell (Lassig) H.
    • spouse: Paula Diane Wagnon
    • children: Orrin IV III
    • Erin III
    • Lindsey III
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    Born July 1, 1949
    (age 68)
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