Much like a Title Examiner does on a daily basis, we traced back the roots of our land title operations and we discovered that the foundation of our business was built on service, integrity and building relationships. Beginning in the late 1970’s, Jack E. Harris, an Arlington attorney who had built his reputation in the courtroom as a trial attorney decided to open his own title company in order to assist those needing title work in a growing Arlington community. Mr. Harris’ success in the title business enabled him to expand his practice as he grew his firm. In 1991 Jack’s son then, State Senator Chris Harris, also an Arlington attorney, assumed Jack’s title operations and consolidated the businesses at the current location in Old Town Office Plaza, 1309-A West Abram, Arlington, Texas 76013.
Senator Harris, founder of Chris Harris & Associates, P.C., had dedicated over 23 years working as a title fee attorney and overseeing the title operations, which included commercial, residential, farm and ranch and unimproved land transactions. As with his father, Chris’ reputation was cemented in the community as an accomplished attorney with a passion for serving others.
In 1993, as he began law school, David L. Cook joined the firm and after being admitted into the Texas Bar in 1997, David became an Associate Attorney at Chris Harris & Associates, P.C. Over the years Chris proved to be an invaluable mentor to David, preparing him for both the legal and civic realms. After Chris’ passing in 2015, the torch at Chris Harris & Associates, P.C. was passed to David, where he continues the legacy set forth by Jack and Chris. David has expanded the land and title operations into Mansfield and partnered with Alamo Title so that we may utilize their resources and provide our clients the best services possible.
Having seen and experienced the growth of this title operation from the very beginning with Mr. Harris, Senator Harris through the years, and now with David at the helm is longtime Arlington realtor, Mitzie Hall, who had this to say:
“I have been a realtor in the Arlington area since the 1970’s and have utilized the services of Harris & Associates for more than 40 years. Their knowledge, professionalism, and customer service has always provided me the comfort of knowing that my clients will be well taken care of during each title transaction.” Mitzie Hall, Realtor