William Harrison Harriger was born on October 13, 1951 to Roy Henry and Evelyn Eleanor (Borcherding) Harriger in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He passed away on December 27, 2020. Bill graduated from Medina High School in Ohio and obtained his Bachelors of Science in Economics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1973. He then attended law school at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio where he graduated with a Doctor of Juris Prudence (J.D.), with distinction, in May of 1976. During law school, Bill received several American Jurisprudence Awards, was on the Law Review, and earned a ranking in the top 10% of his class. In July of 1976, he scored the 3rd highest score on the Texas Bar Examination. Bill married the love of his life, Erin Cary in 1980 and together raised two children, William (Will) Harriger III of Buford, Georgia and Dinah Cummings of San Angelo, Texas. Bill was also the proud “Gramps” of Daisy Jane and William (Bud) Harriger IV and Lenox Eleanor, Lyle Louise and Ellery Anne Cummings.
Bill treasured his family. His greatest joy was participating alongside Erin in the lives of their children and grandchildren. He was an avid golfer, a sport he began playing during his childhood and continued to play and love throughout his lifetime. Bill was an active member of the Tom Neal Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church and he enjoyed serving on the board of Lubbock Country Club and Parkridge Pregnancy Center.
Bill was Of Counsel at Field, Manning, Stone, Hawthorne and Aycock, P.C. where he specialized in general civil litigation, construction law and insurance defense law. He was Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1988. Bill was a member of the Defense Research Institute, a life Fellow of the Texas Bar Association and served on the board for the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Since 1990 Bill maintained a peer review rating of “A V” with Martindale-Hubble. Bill was a mentor and friend to all, always lending an ear and, if needed, advice. Bill was a cherished part of Field, Manning, Stone, Hawthorne & Aycock, P.C. and is greatly missed.