Darien Harris
Associate

I understand that clients need an advocate who will do their level best to deliver effective and concise solutions to their problems. As a former student-athlete, I pair intellectual curiosity with an innate competitive drive to evaluate my clients' priorities and execute a course of action that will put them in the most advantageous position possible.

Darien Harris joined Gray Reed's litigation practice group in 2021.

While at Notre Dame Law School, Darien tutored first-year law students as a Constitutional Law Teaching Assistant. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of Notre Dame’s Journal of Legislation and was honored with publication in both the Journal of Legislation and the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy. Additionally, Darien represented indigent clients at the school’s legal aid clinic and founded a student-organization focused on the legal challenges faced by low-income families.

After graduation, Darien served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Lynn N. Hughes in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. During his clerkship, Darien honed his writing skills and gained invaluable insight into nuances of federal practice. He then practiced at a premiere school law firm where he worked on matters concerning municipal liability and Texas education law. His experience working on both commercial and public law matters arms him with a unique perspective.

Thought Leadership / News
2019 
 Thought Leadership
Should Courts Construe Single-Subject Clauses to Be Mandatory?

33 NOTRE DAME J.L. ETHICS & PUB. POL’Y 411

2017 
 Thought Leadership
The Criminalization of School Choice: Punishing the Poor for the Inequities of Geographic School Districting

44 J. LEGIS. 306

Education
  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School (2019)
  • B.B.A., Houston Baptist University (2013)
Judicial Clerkships
  • Honorable Lynn N. Hughes, United States District Court of the Southern District of Texas

Bar Admission
  • Texas (2020)
Court Admission
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas