Chelsea Harris has practiced law in Duval County for 13 years, trying more than 40 cases to verdict, focusing on personal injury-plaintiff, bodily injury, automobile crashes and premises liability. Prior to joining Coker Law’s elite team of trial attorneys, she was a shareholder with the firm of Kubicki Draper, defending some of the largest insurance companies in the country. Her range of civil defense cases spanned automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability, first party actions and police liability actions. Prior to working with the civil defense firm, Ms. Harris worked as an assistant state attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit in Duval County.
Ms. Harris graduated cum laude in 2006, with a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. While at Florida Coastal School of Law, she was a member of its successful Moot Court Honor Board, where she competed in five moot court appellate competitions and won the Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition in 2006, the Jessup International Law Moot Court Regional Competition, and secured the rank of the 24th best team in the world. Prior to attending Florida Coastal School of Law, Ms. Harris earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ms. Harris is AV rated and was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2016. This selection is based off an evaluation of 12 indicators, including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice. She was inducted into ABOTA in 2019 and was selected to Best Lawyers in 2020. She is a member of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers’ Association, Jacksonville Justice Association (JJA), the Florida Justice Association (FJA), and is the vice-chair of the Law Week Committee for the Jacksonville Bar Association (JBA). She has also served as a volunteer for Guardian ad Litem from 2004-2006.
Ms. Harris is married to fellow Coker Law attorney Joel Harris and together they have 3 children, ages 10, 7, and 3. In her spare time she enjoys activities with her family including basketball, swimming, dance, and going to the beach. She stays active through running and working out.
Areas of Practice
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Dram Shop Laws
Florida Coastal School of Law; graduated May 2006 cum laude
Awarded the Founders Award by my peers at graduation
Dean’s Scholar 2003-2006
Book Award for Remedies & Legal Research & Writing
Outstanding Advocate – Trial Practice
Member of the Moot Court Honor Board -- 1st place at Jessup International Law Moot Court Regional Competition, placed 24th in the world; 1st place at the Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition; 2nd place at the E. Earl Zehmer Moot Court Competition (2004-2006)
Student Bar Association (2004-2006)
Westlaw Student Representative (2003-2006)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; graduated May 2003
Dean’s List; Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish National Honor Society)
Bachelors in Psychology; Minor in Spanish
Selected to Best Lawyers - 2020
Inducted into ABOTA - 2019
Bar Admissions: FL 2006; Middle District of FL 2008
Jacksonville Women Lawyers’ Association
Jacksonville Justice Association, JJA
Florida Justice Association, FJA
Jacksonville Bar Association, JBA – Vice Chair of the Law Week Committee
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016
Guardian ad Litem Volunteer: 2004-2006