Owner / Attorney
Casby Harrison has been a full-time litigator, specializing in persuading judges and juries, for over 35 years. He is known for his persuasive writing and zealous legal advocacy on behalf of his clients. He believes practicing law is an opportunity to help others confront their adversaries and, in some cases, to change people’s lives for the better.
Over the course of his career, he has represented hundreds of clients, … mostly victims of broken contracts caused by the unscrupulous, victims of tragic accidents caused by the negligence of others, and victims of discrimination and/or retaliation in the workplace.
He began his career in 1984 as a litigation associate at the leading, Providence law firm then known as Levy, Goodman, Semonoff & Gorin which later merged to become Tillinghast, Licht & Semonoff. Casby left the law firm to serve as Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Bruce Sundlun from 1990 to 1992. He then returned and was named a partner in the firm in 1994.
After 15 years of experience as a litigator, Casby opened Harrison Law Associates on Broad Street in September of 1999, devoted to making a major impact in his community and neighborhood. Casby knew there were people in the Broad Street region who needed legal services and might be intimidated by the big–firm environment in the downtown Providence metro area. He sought a greater opportunity to assist businesses and people in the underserved Providence areas, particularly those in the minority community. Today, Casby represents a wide array of clients from all walks of life in Rhode Island and Massachusetts; he often is recommended by and collaborates with leading lawyers who are preeminent in the legal community.
Admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Casby is a graduate of the University of Dayton and the University of the District of Columbia/David A. Clarke School of Law. He currently serves on the board of the Providence Police Advisory Board, where he was formerly co-chair for 14 years. The Advisory Board provides advice from community leaders to the police command staff on issues of police force and community policing.
Over the years, he has been active in leadership positions for City Year Rhode Island, the National Conference for Christians & Jews, Bannister House, the Providence Plan and Big Brothers of Rhode Island, to name a few. Outside the office, Casby is an avid jazz fan and golfer.