Desarae G. Harrah

Desarae Harrah applies her litigation experience and educational background in business and financial operations to minimize risk and resolve litigation matters for clients. She represents individuals and businesses in a variety of disputes in state and federal court in both Kansas and Missouri.

Advising clients of all sizes through the litigation process, Desarae works to understand each client’s position and needs and then develops strategies tailored to securing the best possible resolution. She has significant experience handling matters in real estate, construction, and banking and brings valuable business context insight and knowledge of those industries.

Prior to launching Harrah Law, Desarae practiced for more than a decade at traditionally modeled mid-size firms, including as a partner at a regional firm based in Kansas City. Inspired by the burgeoning start-up environment in her hometown of Kansas City, Desarae pursued a longtime entrepreneurial ambition and founded Harrah Law in 2019.

She advises clients of all sizes through the litigation process, developing creative strategies and zealously advocating on their behalf.

Desarae is a graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program Class of 2012 and is a member of both the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Association of Women Lawyers of Greater
Kansas City.

She has been recognized as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer for numerous years and was honored to be recognized in 2019 as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Missouri & Kansas. Desarae was also elected among the Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar for several years.

Desarae earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, and both a B.A. in Political Science and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. She is admitted to practice in Kansas, Missouri, the U.S. District Court of Kansas, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, and U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit.

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