Harris, Creech, Ward and Blackerby, P.A. (Harris Creech) is a nationally recognized law firm located in historic New Bern, representing clients throughout the state of North Carolina. 

Harris Creech has been continually honored with the highest possible peer-rating (AV) in the renowned Martindale-Hubbell rankings.  Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby is also listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, and Harris Creech attorneys have been individually nominated for inclusion in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Legal Elite.

What makes Harris Creech unique?

Harris Creech keeps its focus upon the client.  Unlike some competitors, Harris Creech limits its practice to specific areas, allowing the firm to define and develop an expertise that best serves the interests of its clientele.  Furthermore, Harris Creech diligently maintains a balance in manpower and technology that enables the firm to give personal attention to the needs of every client, while keeping sufficient size and scope to fight the toughest complex litigation battle or tackle the critical, immediate business need.

Whether it is zealous advocacy or conscientious guidance, Harris, Creech, Ward and Blackerby consistently provides its clients with a level of skill, knowledge and experience that is simply second to none.


Harris Creech is the current evolution of a firm started in 1990 by attorney Tom Harris, listed as one of the 2011 Best Lawyers in America, a man who has honed a national reputation as an accomplished trial lawyer over his 40 years of practice.  From his first years practicing in his home state of Kentucky, Tom Harris dedicated himself to championing excellence in the practice of law.  Today, attorney Harris captains a firm known throughout the state of North Carolina for its outstanding litigation and transactional legal services.  

Harris & Associates expanded judiciously over the years, as Harris first partnered with lawyer-scholar David Creech to meet growing client needs.  Two years later, Britt Blackerby came abroad contributing his negotiation and trial advocacy skills.  The firm’s reputation as a premier litigation firm continued to grow as did its line of litigation attorneys with the addition of Simpson, Refinski-Knight, and Merritt.  Finally, 1997 saw the partnership grow to today’s full-service business firm of Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby. P.A. when prominent transactional specialist Tom Ward joined the team.


Harris Creech maintains the philosophy that founder Tom Harris adopted many years ago, which has served him well over the years: the Client is First. 

Harris Creech exists to support and serve each and every client in an aggressive, thorough, and proactive manner with a comprehension and commitment to efficient expenditures of both time and money.

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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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