Rick Harris


Des Moines

1045 76th Street, Suite 3000
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Phone: 515-513-5003

Rick Harris is a partner of Lamson Dugan and Murray.  He has over 25 years of courtroom experience defending physicians, hospitals and other health care providers in medical malpractice claims. Rick began his career at Lamson Dugan and Murray before returning to Des Moines in 2005.  In 2021, Rick rejoined Lamson Dugan and Murray’s Des Moines office.

Rick represents physicians, nurses, hospitals, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other licensed medical professionals before juries and state agencies including The Iowa Boards of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Rick has tried jury cases in many Iowa courts including 19 jury trials in Polk County, 5 jury trials in Cerro Gordo, 3 jury trials in Pottawattamie as well as jury trials in the following Iowa counties: Carroll, Poweshiek, Marion, Shelby, Mahaska, Decatur, Wapello, Monona, Woodbury, Allamakee, Clay and where he grew up in Greene County.

Away from work, Rick enjoys spending time with his family, Creighton basketball, reading and running with his dogs. Rick now lives in West Des Moines with his spouse Jill and their four kids.  Rick enjoys frequent visits back to North Central Iowa.