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J. Christopher Harris


Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax
  • Estate planning
  • Business

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, 2002
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1999


J. Christopher Harris is a partner with the law firm of Hatfield Harris, PLLC located in Rogers, Arkansas. Chris concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, taxation (including tax return preparation, tax exempt organizations, tax planning and tax litigation), business entity formation and planning, and estate planning.

Chris is a member of the Arkansas bar and is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas and the United States Tax Court. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law on May 8, 1999, and he graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington on August 23, 1991, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Before entering law school, Chris worked for the Internal Revenue Service in its Employee Plans and Exempt Organizations Division.

Chris is an active member of the Northwest Arkansas community, currently serving as Treasurer of the Optimist Club of Rogers. He is Past-Chairman of the Board of Directors for Main Street Rogers, Inc., past Director of Classical Ballet Academy and was a founding director for Benton County Charter School Organization, Inc. which started one of the first charter schools in Arkansas.


  • University of Arkansas, School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • J.D. - 1999
  • University of Texas - Arlington, Arlington, Texas
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: Political Science

Pro-Bono Work

  • Optimist Club of Rogers, 2000 to Present
  • Main Street Rogers, 2005 to 2008

Current Employment

  • Partner

Past Employment

  • Keith Miller Butler & Webb, PLLC, Associate, 2001 to 2007
  • Butler Law Firm, PLLC, Associate, 1999 to 2001