Our Philosophy

Harris, Creech, Ward and Blackerby, P.A. is a nationally recognized law firm located in historic New Bern, representing clients throughout the state of North Carolina.  Tom Harris founded Harris Creech in 1990 with a primary goal: to put our clients’ needs first.  That philosophy has guided us since, as the firm has grown and evolved. We exist to support and serve each and every client in an aggressive, thorough, and proactive manner, with a commitment to efficient expenditures of both time and money.

Our Service

Harris Creech represents its clients with quality and expertise typically associated with much larger law firms, while at the same time, providing the service, personal attention, and value only a smaller firm can provide. Our experienced attorneys guide our clients through all stages of the litigation process, including counseling them on practices to prevent incidents from occurring that may lead to lawsuits, engaging in alternative dispute resolution, and representing them in the state and federal court systems throughout North Carolina. 

No case is too big or too small for our attorneys to handle.  We recognize that each client’s case is vitally important and give it the attention it deserves, with a focus on resolving each case in the most beneficial and cost effective manner.  Our practice covers a broad range of areas, including medical malpractice, professional liability claims of all types, business disputes, construction liability claims, personal injury claims, insurance coverage disputes, and product liability claims. 

Our Commitment

We define our firm not only by what we are, but also by what we are not.  Our commitment to our clients is to provide the highest quality legal services available, with the client’s best interests as the highest priority, in the most cost effective manner possible.

We are:

  • A medium  sized firm, with experienced, sophisticated attorneys who put the interests of clients first
  • Attorneys who know how to prioritize and conduct litigation in a meaningful manner, with an established goal in mind
  • Attorneys who recognize that our clients must be kept informed of important events in the progress of a case, so they can budget, plan and keep their superiors informed
  • Hard working, dedicated advocates who strive to achieve the best possible result for our clients, and realize the firm’s “bottom line” is not the main objective

We are not:

  • A Biglaw firm where the client’s objectives get lost, overlooked, or ignored
  • Attorneys who charge exorbitant rates
  • A firm who needlessly assigns multiple associates to a single file, resulting in redundant work and needless expense
  • Litigators who engage in unnecessary tasks, like meaningless court appearances and discovery, performed without objective, by inexperienced lawyers

Our Reputation

Harris Creech has been continually honored with the highest possible peer-rating (AV) in the renowned Martindale-Hubbell rankings.  Harris Creech is also listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, and the firm’s attorneys are regularly selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Legal Elite.

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Harris Creech is operating with limited personnel in the office and the remaining working remotely. We are making every effort to protect the health and safety of our personnel and clients while maintaining the high caliber of service which our clients have become accustomed.

At this time we are asking that clients and counsel email the appropriate attorney/paralegal should they need assistance. We are asking that you do not leave a voicemail message on office extension; email will result in a quicker response. A listing of Harris Creech personnel emails can be found on our website http://www.hcwb.net/contact/.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these uncertain times and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Contact Us

Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby, P.A.

325 Pollock Street, PO Drawer 1168,
New Bern, NC 28563

Tel: 252-638-6666
Fax: 252-638-3542

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