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Judith A. Harris Named in 2021 Women of Influence by Lehigh Valley Business

Posted on March 11th, 2021

Judith A. Harris, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Estate, Trust, and Tax Law Practice Group, has been recognized as a “Circle of Excellence” recipient for the Lehigh Valley Business 2021 Women of Influence Awards.

“The opportunity to serve my clients here in my native Lehigh Valley, and beyond, each day is my pleasure and honor. Receiving special recognition by Lehigh Valley Business is an added delight. Brava to my esteemed fellow honorees,” said Harris.

About the Lehigh Valley Business Women of Influence

The Women of Influence Awards honor high-achieving women for their career accomplishments. The honorees are selected based on their professional experience, community involvement, leadership, and sustained commitment to mentoring. To be eligible, the winner must live or work in the Greater Lehigh Valley area. Specifically, “Circle of Excellence” honorees are women of longstanding, notable success in the community who are leading the way for other women.

“This year’s Women of Influence are breaking the glass ceiling and soaring to new heights. They lead by example and make time to mentor others,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, group publisher of Lehigh Valley Business. “Their outstanding professional accomplishments, community involvement, and commitment to positive change make them leaders to admire, and Lehigh Valley Business is honored to recognize them.”

Winners will be honored Monday, May 3, 2021, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., with a virtual celebration. Each winner will be celebrated for their achievements through video storytelling. Guests will be able to add their congratulations and cheers using social media platforms from their homes or offices. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit lvb.com.

About Judith A. Harris

Harris has over 30 years of experience in the areas of taxation, wills and trusts, estate administration, business matters, and tax-exempt entities. She works with clients to structure the optimal transfer of their wealth and business interests to younger generations with minimal tax consequences.

Harris is President of the Board of Trustees for the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, a board member since 1993 and former officer of the Allentown Symphony Association, and a board member of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society. She is a board member and past president of the Fund to Benefit Children & Youth, Inc., and a former board member and Executive Committee member of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Harris is past president of the Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley and served for ten years on the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority board of governors. From 1993 to 2000, she was an adjunct instructor of “Wills, Trusts, and Estates” at Penn State University’s Lehigh Valley Campus.

Harris earned her LL.M in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law in 1991; J.D. from American University in 1986, where she was a published Law Review author; her A.B., cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1983; and a Diploma from the Pushkin Institute, Moscow, USSR, in 1982.