Tammy D. Harris is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, American Association for Justice and Louisiana Association for Justice. Since joining The Young Firm, Tammy has represented plaintiffs in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including maritime; medical malpractice; workers’ compensation; and automobile accident cases. Currently, however, Tammy’s area of practice are limited to maritime and Jones Act claims, representing only injured maritime workers. She is admitted to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, the U.S. District Courts in the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
Education & Experience
In 2002, Tammy graduated from the University of New Orleans with a B.A. in Psychology, which has helped her better understand the psychological and emotional aspect of going through a traumatic experience, such as getting hurt at work.She then went to Loyola University School of Law here in New Orleans. Tammy became an attorney for two main reasons: to help people in their time of need as well as to pursue her interests in the law. During her college and law school years, she also worked at a law firm as a legal assistant, which taught her invaluable things about the practical, day-to-day issues involved in handling lawsuits, the things you do not learn in law school. While in law school Tammy was a member of both the Public Interest Law Society and Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law. She graduated from law school and received her Juris Doctorate in 2005 and was in the top 25% of her class
She has been practicing ever since. She currently focuses on Jones Act and General Maritime Law cases. Focusing on this area of law allows her to stay in the loop on current issues and changes in the law that develop.
I love working at The Young Firm and with Tim Young. We have a great support staff that knows how to handle the challenges of litigation and is familiar with Jones Act and General Maritime Law. We are a close-knit group and work as a team.
Born and raised in Louisiana, she, of course, enjoys the local culture. When she’s not working hard on your case at the office, Tammy’s spending time with her friends and family, relaxing, biking, walking around the park, and reading books by Stephen King, her favorite author. She’s also the proud owner of a rambunctious puppy named Po-Boy.