Firm Culture

The Harris Beach culture is a shared set of values and beliefs that shape the behavior of the organization and its people. It defines who we are and where we are going. Our firm culture has allowed us to be successful for over 150 years, and it is integral to continuing our success for the next 150 years.


Our firm’s shared mission statement is “Creating Client Solutions that Exceed Expectations”. Our shared values are integrity, respect, teamwork, ingenuity, and inclusion. In everything we do, we are committed to these guiding principles:

Inclusion and Diversity

Harris Beach makes inclusion and diversity a priority. We believe the different perspectives of our diverse people strengthen our organization and our work. We strive for inclusion and diversity within the ranks of our attorneys and staff, as well as among our vendors and the clients we support.

Balance in Life

Our attorneys and staff have an unwavering work ethic. We work hard to provide the best solutions – legal and non-legal consulting – for our clients. At the same time, our personal relationships are of paramount importance to us, and provide crucial support for our individual and collective success. Harris Beach strives to allow each of us to find our own balance in life and to provide flexibility to make that balance achievable. We believe a healthy perspective demands taking our work, but not always ourselves, seriously.


We believe in continuing education on many levels. We pursue internal and external opportunities to learn from and to share knowledge with one another. We recognize that we all have knowledge to share and value the strength that shared knowledge builds.


Each of us belongs to a community outside Harris Beach. We believe that being a good citizen means giving something back to the communities in which we live and work. Our attorneys and staff get involved in their communities – both personally and through the firm’s activities.


Recognizing we live in a dynamic world, we embrace change as an opportunity to grow and continually look at ourselves and our organization to ensure we are evolving and actively participating in shaping the world around us.