One of the most experienced litigators in Australia, Howard Harrison is Managing Partner of Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers. Not only does this mean that Howard manages a team of 75 lawyers across three locations, but he also represents the firm nationally and internationally.
An expert in litigation, compensation law and church law, he publishes and presents papers domestically and overseas.
Howard has extensive experience in royal commissions and commissions of inquiry. He understands how stressful these experiences can be and he and his team are experts in providing the client with a holistic solution.
Howard’s experience has also provided the platform for engagement on key policy issues, particularly relating to tort reform and church law issues.
Howard has a strong commitment to assisting the not-for-profit sector. He is the practice group leader of the not-for-profit litigation group. Howard serves on a number of boards and advisory committees within the not-for-profit sector, and has significantly contributed to the firm’s ongoing commitment to social justice issues.
Howard was awarded the Edmund Rice Bicentenary Medal for “extraordinary support given to the Mission of the Christian Brothers”.
“Working side-by-side with clients facing a public inquiry is a highly stressful experience for the people concerned. The team at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers is second to none at helping clients go through the experience and get the best result when it matters.”
Key Professional Achievements
- Howard has a Bachelor of Economics and Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.
- He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1979.
- He joined Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 1979, was made a partner in 1984 and became Managing Partner in 2007.
- He is accredited as a specialist in personal injury by the Law Society of NSW and has served on a number of professional committees.
- Howard is a member of the Advisory Board for The College of Law, Legal Practice Management program.