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Michael J. Harris, Scottsdale HOA Attorney




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Michael J. Harris

Michael Harris practices in the areas of civil litigation, including real estate disputes and commercial and residential landlord/tenant matters, and homeowner association law, which encompasses CC&R enforcement, debt collection, and HOA governance.

Michael earned his law degree at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, where his achievements included Arizona Law Review, Dean’s List (all semesters) and the CALI Award for the Highest Grade in Class (Copyright Law).

Before joining Sacks Tierney, Michael served as a Deputy County Attorney in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

Practice AreaS

Civil Litigation

Homeowner Association Law

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" (Construction Litigation, Real Estate Litigation), 2022

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2014

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2015


Should a Judge, Jury, or Arbitrator Decide Your Complex Commercial Case?” (co-author), American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Trial Practice Committee, April 2020

Force Majeure and COVID-19,” Sacks Tierney Client Newsletter, March 2020

Short-Term Rentals: A Thorny Issue for HOAs and Members” (co-author), Sacks Tierney Client Newsletter, July 2019

New Law Limits HOA Power to Restrict Renting” (co-author), Sacks Tierney Client Newsletter, July 2015


Judicial Clerk, Hon. Frank R. Zapata, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 2014

Law Clerk, Office of the City Attorney (Civil Division), Scottsdale, Arizona, 2013

Law Clerk, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (Special Crimes Bureau), 2012


J.D., James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, 2014: Arizona Law Review; Dean’s List (all semesters); CALI Award for Highest Grade in Class (Copyright Law); Francis J. Ryley Scholarship

B.A., Emory University, 2011

Community Leadership

Active 20-30 Club of Phoenix