Richard A. Harris

Joined Wild, Carter & Tipton

Before joining Wild, Carter & Tipton in 1986, Mr. Harris served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Fresno.

Education / Background

Born in Fresno, California, Richard A. Harris has played an active role in the community. After graduating cum laude, from California State University, Fresno, Mr. Harris received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1972. In 1978, Mr. Harris attended the University of Florida where he received a Master of Law degree in taxation. Over the years, Mr. Harris has taught at San Joaquin College of Law and Fresno City College, and has lectured for continuing education.

Special Emphasis


  • Negotiating, mediating, and litigating marital property, child custody, and high-asset dissolution disputes.

  • Complex Marital or Separate property characterization issues

  • Preparation, interpretation, or enforcement of prenuptial or post marital agreements

  • Preparation of QDRO – Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

  • Identification and location of marital assets (including concealed, undisclosed, or transferred property)

  • Tax implications

  • Valuation of marital businesses assets, investments, and/or retirement accounts

  • Extensive trial experience and assistance with other family law matters, including post- judgment modifications related to child custody, support, and visitation.

  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and Issues


  • Business Contracts, Transactions, and Litigation

  • Commercial Building Litigation

  • Landlord/Tenant

  • Entity Formation and Dissolution


  • Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Medical Directives

Member / Associations

Mr. Harris is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, various United District Courts and the State of California.