Harry L. Harper, Attorney at Law

Specializing in Criminal Defense and Catastrophic Injury


Since 1990, Harry L. Harper has been defending people in the Florida Panhandle against all types of serious criminal charges , including DUI and sex crime charges.  Former clients, local law enforcement officials, and legal colleagues refer their friends and family to his Panama City law office. He also stands for clients in serious personal injury matters such as wrongful death, car accidents, defective product injuries, and construction site accidents. Before founding his law firm, Mr. Harper served as Chief Assistant State Attorney in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit and also prosecuted cases throughout North Florida. He brings these skills and  knowledge of our areas court procedures, personnel, and systems, providing you professional representation in your legal matters with the best possible outcome.

Mr. Harper holds an AV Preeminent-rating, the highest available under the Martidale Hubbell peer rating system and was awarded Best of Bay in the category "Best Attorney" from the Panama City News Heralds Reader's Choice selection in 2008.  As a sole practitioner, Harry L. Harper and his staff offer personal attention to each client in all matters of criminal defense and catastrophic injury, providing the best possible outcome for the cases they accept.


To learn how he might help you in a personal injury or criminal defense matter, contact our law office for a free initial consultation, or review his information profile below:



As a lawyer, it is my job to have your best interests in mind. For almost four decades I have always done my best for my clients. If you are in need of my services, I invite you to contact me....


Areas of Practice: 

Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug Charges, Domestic Violence, Personal Injury/Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accident

Practice Categories: 

Criminal Law, Criminal Fraud, DUI/DWI, Drug Violations, Federal, Felonies, Grand Jury Proceedings, Juvenile Crimes, Misdemeanor, Parole & Probation, Prosecution, RICO Act, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations, Victims' Rights, White Collar Crimes, Personal  Injury--Plaintiff, Animal Bites--Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accidents--Plaintiff, Premises Liability--Plaintiff, Property Damage--Plaintiff, Railroad Accidents--Plaintiff, Slip and Fall--Plaintiff, Wrongful Death--Plaintiff.

Bar Admissions:

Florida (1977)

U. S. Federal Court (1977)

U. S. Supreme Court (1984)

Professional Associations & Memberships :

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Chairman

Florida Prosecuting Attorney's Education Association (1986-1989)

Honors & Awards:

Voted #1 Panama City Attorney, Best of Bay Awards

AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell Rating (Highest Achievable)

Former Chief Assistant State Attorney, 14th Judicial Circuit


Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 1976  J.D.

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1974  B.S.

Office Location: 

1138 Jenks Avenue

Panama City, FL 32401


(850) 763-5440 (Local)

(800) 730-5440 (Toll-free)

(850) 785-6992 (Fax)  





Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer serving the Florida Panhandle, including cities such as Panama City, Marianna, Chipley, Port St. Joe, Panama City Beach, Bonifay, Blountstown, Lynn Haven, Mexico Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Grayton Beach, and Fort Walton Beach.


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