Casey Harris is a Partner in the St. Simons Island office of Choate Harris, P.C. Her practice focuses on transactional work and litigation in business and commercial law contexts, as well as wills, trusts, and estate work, including probate litigation. She also assists several homeowner associations with their general corporate work and litigation needs. Casey is currently enrolled in the NYU Law Executive LLM Tax program and expects to complete her LLM in December of 2019. She undertook this additional education to better serve her high-net-worth estate and succession planning clients as they navigate the ramifications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The additional tax expertise has also proven immensely valuable to the sales and acquisitions portions of Casey’s transactional practice.
Casey is a licensed Georgia attorney and is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia.
Casey graduated magna cum laude from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2011. At Georgia State, Casey served as the Student Writing Editor of the Law Review, Vice President of Communications for the Moot Court Society, competed for the Student Trial Lawyers Association (mock trial), and was selected to participate as a Pupil in the Bleckley Inn of Court. Casey competed in the Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition in New York, where her team won the 2011 national championship and she was named Best Oralist.
Before attending law school, Casey obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Emory University with a major in Theatre Studies and a minor in Dance and Movement Studies.
Casey currently serves as a Saint Simons Land Trust Ambassador and sits on the Board of Directors of Staibdance, an Atlanta-based non-profit contemporary dance company. She is a founding member and past President of the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Glynn County Bar Association and is a member of the St. Simons Island Rotary Club, Emory Friends of Dance, and the Golden Isles Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Delta Delta Society. Casey and her husband Zachary, both avid golfers and karaoke enthusiasts, live on St. Simons Island with their two sons and attend St. William Catholic Church.
Accolades, Publications, and Presentations
Selected to the 2019 Georgia Rising Stars list by Georgia Super Lawyers, a distinction awarded to only 2.5% of Georgia attorneys. For more information about the selection process for this honor, go to https://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html
“Death Over Dinner (or Lunch)”
Presented to Southeast Georgia Health System professionals (Brunswick campus for the Central Georgia Cancer Coalition initiative of Community Health Works, August 2019
“Legal Responsibilities of Non-profit Board Members”
Presented to Community Leadership Council (United Way leadership training program), May 2018 and May 2019
“What Did I Sign? How Contract Boilerplate Substantially Affects Your Rights”
Presented to The Business Breakfast Club, February 2018
“The Romance of Relief”
Elegant Island Living, Tips from the Experts, January 9, 2018
“Estate Planning Essentials”
Presented to The Business Breakfast Club, June 2016