Mr. Harper is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he focuses his practice in the areas of construction, real property litigation, and business litigation. Mr. Harper is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar and has served on the Construction Law Certification Grade Review Panel for The Florida Bar. He is the former vice chair of Foley’s Construction Practice and a member of the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Team.
Mr. Harper was a federal judicial intern for the Hon. Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, and also a federal bankruptcy intern for the Hon. Alexander L. Paskay. He was a member and assistant editor of the Stetson Law Review.
Mr. Harper received his J.D. degree, cum laude, in 1996 from Stetson University College of Law and his B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Florida in 1993.
Affiliations and Professional Memberships
Mr. Harper is a director of Hope Children’s Home, and a member of The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. Mr. Harper is the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Single Family Residential Committee and the former vice chair of Foley’s Construction Practice. He is a member of and a former director of the 7:24 Foundation, Inc. He is a former director and secretary of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Inc. and a former director of the Boca Grande Pass Enhancement Fund, Inc. He has served as a member of the Hillsborough County Judicial Liaison Committee. Mr. Harper previously served on the Personnel Committee at his church, South Tampa Fellowship.
Mr. Harper’s work has resulted in several published and other decisions, including:
Mr. Harper was previously selected as a Legal Elite™ by Florida Trend magazine and as an Up & Comer by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and was recognized by the Gulf Coast Business Review in 2010 as “Forty Under 40.” He was also selected for inclusion in the 2009 Florida Super Lawyers® list for his construction law work, and recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the practice area of construction law (2021-2022).
Mr. Harper is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Publications and Presentations
Mr. Harper has written and spoken extensively on a variety of legal topics. His work includes: