Harold has a firm knowledge of the law and our constitution. He’s committed to seeking justice and standing up for what’s right. He’s dedicated to the Broward County community and standing up for those in need.
Harold is a past president of the historic T.J. Reddick Bar Association, Broward County’s black bar association. As President, Harold led the charge in having the statute of the former Florida Governor Napoleon B. Broward removed from the Central Courthouse. Subsequently, Harold was instrumental in convincing the Broward County commission to rename the North Wing of the courthouse after Judge Thomas J. Reddick, Jr., Broward County’s first African-American to serve on the Bench.
Harold was elected by his peers to serve as a member of the Board of Governors for the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, representing the 17th Judicial Circuit (Seat 1). Harold is also an active member of the Broward County Bar Association; a volunteer with the Broward County School Board’s My Future Is Now program; and a member of the Urban League of Broward County-Young Professional Network. Harold’s passion is mentoring the youth.
Harold’s experience in both criminal law and the private sector makes him an ideal choice to handle the challenges of serving the citizens of Broward County as State Attorney.
Upbringing and Education
Harold is a 5th generation Floridian. He is the son of a former corrections officer and city clerk. Harold’s parents instilled in him the importance of honesty and integrity. Harold is the proud husband of attorney, Nikeisha Williams Pryor and the father to an amazing son, Harold F. Pryor, III (Trey). Harold excelled both academically and athletically in high school, and he was invited to play football for the University of Florida Gators Football team. While at the University of Florida, Harold was awarded the Department of Political Science’s Multi-Cultural Scholar of the Year. Due to his exemplary service in Student Government and involvement with the Center for Leadership & Development, Harold was inducted into Florida Blue Key, the State of Florida’s most prestigious leadership honorarium. Harold attended and graduated from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law where he was a member of the Nova Trial Association and Junior Staff Editor for the ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law. Harold was chosen by his fellow classmates to deliver the graduation commencement address.
Harold served as an Assistant State Attorney with the Office of the State Attorney in and for the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida, prosecuting serious criminal offenses in the Felony Trial Unit. He developed a reputation for being a tough, fair, and skilled trial lawyer. Harold was often lauded for his compassion for victims and his constant quest for truth and fairness through every stage of the prosecutorial process. Harold strongly believes that as a prosecutor, securing guilty verdicts should never be a prosecutor’s primary goal; but rather the pursuit of truth and justice throughout the process should be paramount.
In addition to serving as an Assistant State Attorney, Harold worked as an Associate Attorney in two prominent Florida Law firms. Harold now serves as In-house Counsel for a telecommunications company where he specializes in business litigation, FCC consumer related issues, employment law, and commercial transactions.
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