Harris L. Bonnette, Jr

Adjunct Faculty, Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning

LL.M., Taxation, 1990, Washington University St. Louis 
J.D., 1989, University of Miami
B.S., 1986, University of Florida 

Harris L. Bonnette, Jr. is a shareholder in the law firm of Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball in Jacksonville, Florida and he teaches in Miami Law's Heckerling LL.M. Graduate Program in Estate Planning. He graduated from the University of Florida (B.S. 1986), University of Miami (J.D. 1989), and Washington University in St. Louis (LL.M. in Taxation 1990). Mr. Bonnette is a Florida Bar Board Certified Tax Lawyer, is the immediate past chair of the Florida Bar’s Tax Certification Committee, and remains a committee member with a term through 2017.  He is AV rated.

Mr. Bonnettte is the treasurer for the Tax Section of the Florida Bar and is a liaison between the Tax Section and Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. Mr. Bonnette is a past chair of the Tax Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association. He is the author of the article: "The IRS Will Absolutely, Positively Not Pay Your Attorneys’ Fees (Or Will They?)," The Florida Bar Journal (May, 2010).

Mr. Bonnette practices in all areas of Federal tax controversies, all trust and estate disputes including will and trust contests, estate and trust litigation, and estate and trust administration. After earning his LL.M. degree, he became an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service’s Chief Counsel’s Office from 1990 to 1995, first in Austin, Texas and then in Jacksonville, Florida.