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Monica Williams Harris

Of Counsel

P 813-512-3220
F 813-512-3211


Monica Williams Harris is Of Counsel in the Tampa, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice includes defending and advising management in employment related disputes including, but not limited to, allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, negligent hiring and other employment torts.

Ms. Harris also frequently defends clients in actions brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and provides advice and counsel to clients regarding structural accessibility issues. She represents clients in federal and state courts and before local, state and federal government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She also has represented clients in garnishment actions.

She is a frequent speaker before business and employer associations, as well as community and civic organizations.

Ms. Harris is a former federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable James S. Moody, Jr., United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. 


Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law LCA Board of Trustees, Board Member
  • Florida State Bar Association
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association
  • Florida Supreme Court Standing Committee for Fairness and Diversity

Pro Bono and Community Invovlement

  • Florida A&M University Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
  • The Tampa Chapter of The Links

Published Works

  • "The 123s of UC's - A Practical Guide to Maneuvering Through the Unemployment Compensation Maze," American Chamber of Commerce Resource, (July 2010) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Multi-vocal Conversations: Pushing Beyhond Boundaries and Crossing Intersectionalities,” University of South Florida, Office of Diversity and Inclusion (Tampa, Florida, March 2018) (Moderator)
  • “Lei-ing Out Your Future,” 2018 Sisterhood Summit, Corporation for Developing Communities of Tampa (Tampa, Florida, March 2018) (Keynote luncheon speaker)


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April 30, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter 2018

April 30, 2018

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2018. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

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Website Accessibility and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act

October 6, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

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What is a Disability? The DOJ’s Final Rule is Here.
August 11, 2016

Today, after a two year wait, the Department of Justice will publish its final rule amending the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations to incorporate the 2008 statutory changes set forth in the ADA Amendments Act, which took effect on January 1, 2009. The ADA Amendments Act, signed into law by President George W. Read More