Welcome to Our Office
Our law practice was established in 1976 here in Reno, Nevada. Since then we have filed over 1,000 Chapter 11 business reorganization cases, filed in excess of over 5,000 Chapter 7 liquidation cases, and filed in excess of 400 to 500 Chapter 13 wage earner reorganization cases. Rest assured we have represented clients in similar situations as yours and will confidently guide you through the process to its successful completion.
Filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a personal and emotional decision, requiring careful thought and thorough investigation of your unique financial situation. Investigating the types of bankruptcy and discussing any viable alternatives that you have should also be addressed before making the final decision to declare bankruptcy.
“Once the bankruptcy process is started, threatening and intimidating phone calls and nasty letters from creditors will stop and other welcome relief will be available to you.
Our clients generally feel tremendous relief and a renewed sense of hope after our initial meeting.
I look forward to meeting you in person.”
Stephen Harris, Esq.
Meet Our Team
Bankruptcy Litigation Paralegal
My name is Norma Allred Guariglia I was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica, and Santiago, Chile. I attended high school at the International School Nido de Aguilas in South America. I moved back to the United States in 1986 and began working for Mr. Harris while attending the University of Nevada in Reno. I graduated in 1999 with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
I successfully passed my CPA exam with one of the highest scores in Northern Nevada. Last year I enrolled in law school and should complete my training by 2022. My long-range goal is to become a law partner with Mr. Harris. We have successfully worked together for the last 27 years during which time I have learned a great deal regarding the various bankruptcies, litigation, and commercial law. I appreciate working with Mr. Harris and our ability to maintain a positive and professional working environment. I am fluent in Spanish and have been able to help our Spanish speaking clients with their cases.
I am very busy studying and working, but when I’m not I love spending time with my husband, three sons, and my three adorable grandchildren. I am happy to call Northern Nevada my home and look forward to a long prosperous and busy career as a Nevada lawyer.
“Please feel welcome at our office and don’t hesitate to take the first step of consulting with Mr. Harris concerning your financial challenges. Our team understands the personal and emotional difficulties that seeking bankruptcy can pose, but we are here to help.”
“I love my job and the working environment here, helping others with their financial issues. I admire Mr. Harris’s integrity and respect that he shows to all his clients. So many of our clients tell me how grateful they are that they finally came in to speak with him. I am grateful and proud to be a part of helping so many with their financial issues.
I started working for Mr. Harris in 2012, as a billing and file clerk and transitioned to paralegal work in 2015 helping our bankruptcy clients. I am a native Nevadan and graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2016 obtaining my bachelor’s degree in political science, minoring in economics. My long-term goal is to become a licensed Nevada attorney and I will be applying to law school soon. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time in the outdoors with my German Shepherd Luna and Chocolate Lab Coco. I love hiking, biking, stand-up paddle-boarding, and camping.
I love my job and the working environment here, helping others with their financial issues. I admire Mr. Harris’s integrity and respect that he shows to all his clients. So many of our clients tell me how grateful they are that they finally did.
Please take the next step and come in for your free confidential consultation with Mr. Harris. So many of our clients tell me how grateful they are that they finally did.
Meet Our Lawyer
Stephen Harris, Esq.
At Harris Law Practice, LLC we have been providing financial protection and guidance in the Reno area for the last 46 years. I am here to help. Bankruptcy may not be your only option. Let’s explore all of the alternatives and possibilities that could exist for you.
Let me work with you. Please make an appointment for your free, confidential, and personal consultation to talk things over.
Stephen R. Harris, Esq.
Harris Bankruptcy Law, LLC
I have practiced law primarily in chapter 11 business-bankruptcy arena for over 45 years in Northern Nevada. My ‘extreme’ motivation to help debtors solve their business issues originated in my teenage years while living in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the mid-60s. At age 15 I worked for James E. Rogers, Esq. as his law- firm-runner and general all-around maintenance person. Being in the presence of Jim Rogers on a nearly daily basis for over 3 years motivated me to go to college and then attend law school. Jim Rogers was my mentor, constantly encouraging me. I was able to attend undergraduate school at the University of Southern California and then pursue my legal education at the University of San Diego; graduating in June 1974. I became a licensed attorney in the State of Nevada in September 1974.
I worked for Jim Rogers in his Las Vegas law firm for approximately 16 months. I then relocated to Reno, Nevada, taking a job with the Federal Public Defender’s office. The desire to pursue my courtroom skills paid off. I was able to achieve 7 criminal jury acquittals out of 8 criminal jury trials in an approximate four-year time period. In August 1976 I started private practice in Reno, Nevada, and never looked back.
My interest in bankruptcy law was sparked by United States Bankruptcy Judge, Bert Goldwater. In late 1976-77 I was given the opportunity to serve as a bankruptcy trustee for several real-estate bankruptcy cases. In 1979 I remember selling the “River Inn Resort” in Bankruptcy Court. My analogy is as follows; as a wedding takes place and the priest asks if anyone objects to this man and wife being together. I had the potential buyer stand up in the Courtroom and shout that he would sue us all if we did not sell him the “River Inn Resort” at a higher price than it was being offered. We obviously were persuaded by the ‘wisdom’ of this higher offer and accepted it.
From 1976 until the present day I have originated or been involved in over 1,000 Chapter 11 business reorganization cases, filed in excess of over 5,000 Chapter 7 liquidation cases, and filed in excess of 400 to 500 Chapter 13 wage earner reorganization cases. I primarily represented the legal interests of debtors filing bankruptcy. Sometimes, however, having served as a trustee for debtors, I also represented creditors. My passion is representing individuals and companies that need the protection of the Bankruptcy Code and the strategizing that goes with it. It’s not always the case when a person is in financial trouble that he or she needs to file a bankruptcy case. Often if legally appropriate I will counsel my client not to file bankruptcy, or to file bankruptcy when the timing is strategically correct for the client.
Suffice it to say . . . I love what I do!
Stephen Harris, Esq.
Toy Train Hobbyist
Many of Steve’s clients don’t realize he is a professional toy-train hobbyist. It may sound immature, but some of Steve’s trains are truly collectibles and sought after all over the country.
If you share an interest in a hobby and are curious. The next time you come to the office have Hannah show you some of Steve’s trains on display.
We Are Your Best Choice
We Believe You Have a Life After Bankruptcy
We are here to help you find relief from overwhelming debt and get back on your feet financially. In addition to helping you obtain a discharge of debt in bankruptcy, we want to make sure you have the tools and knowledge going forward to make sound financial decisions and live comfortably within your means, including borrowing on credit in a reasonable manner.
At Harris Law Practice, LLC we strive to help our clients with the nuts and bolts of bankruptcy law and assist you with the many details that can impact the life of you and your family. Our clients generally feel a tremendous relief and a renewed sense of hope after our initial meeting.
Our Practice Philosophy
Because our lawyer also knows how business works, they can address your business creditor issues including liquidation bankruptcies or chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcies for your business.
There are two primary types of business bankruptcy petitions available from our attorneys. It is important to note that Federal bankruptcy law and Nevada state exemptions are extraordinarily complex. There are serious financial consequences for making the wrong decisions, and every business bankruptcy situation is unique.
Our lawyers welcome the opportunity to speak with you and help you find the ideal solution to your debt problems.
We at Harris Bankruptcy Law, LLC welcome the opportunity to speak with you and help you find the ideal solution to your debt problems.
We combine our courtroom experience and in-depth familiarity with the law to aggressively pursue our clients’ interests. Our understanding of how chapter 11 bankruptcy issues affect day-to-day business operations allows us to counsel our clients on practical ways to achieve their goals, which may include creative and practical out-of-court workouts.
We are well known for our litigation capabilities, which usually motivate our adversaries to negotiate and consider efficient consensual resolutions. From advising to negotiating, we know how to achieve successful results under often expedited time pressures. We are well known for our litigation capabilities, which usually motivate our adversaries to negotiate and consider efficient consensual resolutions. From advising to negotiating we know how to achieve successful results under often expedited time pressures.