Dennis Harmon

Engineer , Attorney and

Former Prosecutor

Dennis' History


Shades Valley High School/Resource Learning Center in Birmingham, Alabama; Advanced Academic Degree, May, 1974

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama; Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, August, 1979

University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, May, 1985


Eagle Scout
Pi Tau Sigma Ro - Mechanical Engineering Honorary
Delta Sigma Ro - Tau Kappa Alpha - Debate Honorary, President of Southeastern District, 1979-1980
Twice-named Auburn's Outstanding Debator, 1977 and 1979
Bishop's Guild Debate, Samford University, 1981


1985 to Present, Private Practice of Law

1997 to 1999, City Prosecutor of Columbus, Mississippi, in addition to private practice

1983 to 1985, Law School, 2nd and 3rd years and law clerk.

1982 to 1983, AB BAHCO Engineer: Designed pollution control systems for industrial power generating equipment and other specialized applications; designed energy reclamation systems for wood and bark fired boilers, primarily in the pulp and paper industry; sales/engineer in Georgia, Southeastern Canada; manufacturer representative support in other areas

1980 to 1982, Combustion Engineering, Inc./Proposal Engineer: Oversaw preparation of the technical design for power company's desulfurization scrubbers (chemical plants to clean hazardous pollution from the exhaust of power boilers); responsible for process design and selection of mechanical equipment in the initial design; sales support for designers; Research Pilot Plant Engineer, dry scrubber

1979 to 1980, Debate Coach, University of Mississippi (law school, 1st year)

1975 to 1979, Alabama Power Company/Co-Op Student, Marketing (worked a quarter and then went to Engineering School a quarter for four years); residential energy conservation research under an EPRI grant to the company; Industrial Energy Services and Commercial Energy Services; production and writing of technical training and internal education programs; taught classes on commercial and industrial power distribution

1972 to 1974, Sears Garden Shop (after school job, high school)


Past: American Society of Energy Engineers
American Society for Metals
Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry: Pollution Control Subcommittee

Present: Alabama Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association


State Courts:
Supreme Court of Alabama and all other courts in Alabama
Supreme Court of Mississippi and all other courts in Mississippi

Federal Courts:
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (Richmond, Virginia)
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Atlanta, Georgia)
Northern and Southern District Courts of Mississippi
Northern District Court of Alabama


Elder and Sunday School Superintendent of First Presbyterian Church (USA), Columbus, Mississippi


Mason, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Shrine
Greyhound Rescue
Humane Society
Lion's Club
Crime Stoppers


Dennis Harmon is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Auburn University in 1979 with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and from the law school at Ole Miss in 1985.

He is in the private practice of law and has been since 1985. Before that, he was a design engineer for AB BAHCO, a Swedish Company, which sold--among other things--pollution control equipment and engineered reclamation systems for the pulp and paper industry. Before that, he was design and research engineer at Combustion Engineering in the area of the chemical plans used to remove the sulfur from the exhaust of coal-fired boilers in utility applications. Immediately before designing chemical systems, he was Ole Miss's debate coach. He worked his way through school as a co-op student with Alabama Power Company.

He is an Eagle Scout; past Master of the Masonic Lodge; and is an Elder and the Sunday School Superintendent at First Presbyterian Church. He is the Crime Stoppers counsel and one of its founders.

He is married to the former Jane Austin and practices law in Alabama and Mississippi