Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLP (SBH) is pleased to announce member Charlie Harris has been named to the Children’s Mercy Hospital Board of Directors.
One of the largest private employers in Kansas City, Missouri, Children’s Mercy is a nationally recognized children’s health organization dedicated to holistic care, translational research, breakthrough innovation and educating the next generation of caregivers. The board of directors and administration – alongside more than 8,000 employees – have the honor, and responsibility, of ensuring children receive the best care possible. They work together to fulfill the mission and vision of the organization on a daily basis.
“I am humbled that this preeminent organization even considered me and thrilled that they chose me for this prestigious position,” Harris said. “I’ve always felt a responsibility to lend whatever skills I have to those in need, and this is a wonderful opportunity to do that with this well-respected institution in my hometown of Kansas City. I look forward to my service on the board and collaborating with others to advance the interests of Children’s Mercy in providing the highest level of patient care to our children.”
A member at SBH since 2008, Harris was not only the first African American president of the Missouri Bar but is also a nationally recognized trial and litigation attorney who has served as Special Master and General Receiver for state and federal judges in complex wrongful death, commercial and business litigation. Missouri Lawyers Media has named Harris a “Missouri Lawyer of the Year,” and he has been chosen by the same publication as a “Legal Champion.” He has been consistently recognized in publications such as Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.
Harris has also been appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to serve as a Disciplinary Hearing Officer. In this role, he presides over disciplinary hearings where there are allegations of ethics violations by Missouri attorneys.