Why I’m Running

Experienced. Purposeful. Integrity. Camaraderie. Continuity.

I served as a sitting District Council member, as the 2nd District Counselor, for 17 years. I am currently serving on two International Committees [Grand Counselor Litigation Team and the International Risk Management Committee]. This makes me the most experienced candidate for the position of First Vice-District Representative. During my tenure as the District Counselor, I acted with the purpose of protecting the brand of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., providing guidance to the District Representative and educating the Brothers of the District in a myriad of issues that could affect our Fraternity. Throughout my years of service, I have been truthful and forthright with the Brothers of the District regarding any matter or issue which came before me. In serving on each of the District Councils of which I was a member, I placed “brotherhood” at the forefront of relationships with each member. Building collegial, friendly relationships with my fellow council members allowed me to demonstrate each of the qualities that I previously outlined. This quality can be recognized in my creation of the Second District Counselor Legal Team, known affectionately throughout the Fraternity as “The Firm”. 

In my role as Second District Counselor and as part of the District Council, I gained experience in creating and reviewing budgets not only for my position but also for other members of the Council and the various District Committees. I was able to gain insight into the integration of activities amongst the committees and to interact with Chairs of each of the committees. Additionally, my years of service allowed me to both observe and collaborate with each of the other council members. Overall, my years of experience have provided me with valuable knowledge as to how the District Council operates and this experience has taught me how efficient and effective Councils should be run.

Representing the Second District as the First Vice-District Representative is a significant endeavor, one that I do not take lightly. I am committed to serving our elected District Representative as a steady, reliable, and loyal partner in his efforts to make the Second District the BEST District in our Fraternity. I am also committed to doing my very best to ensure that each of the District Committees shine brightly and be recognized as the best in our Fraternity. Finally, I seek to play a significant role in making this new District Council an EPIC success.


Former Chapter Counselor – Pi Kappa Kappa Chapter
Present Chapter Counselor – Zeta Iota Iota Chapter
Vice Basileus – Pi Kappa Kappa Chapter
Basileus – Pi Kappa Kappa Chapter
Second District Counselor – 17 Terms (Under 10 DR’s)
Special Counselor to the 2nd District – 2 Terms
Deputy District Counselor – 2-Terms
International Risk Management Committee – 2018 to present
Grand Counselor Litigation Team – 2022 to present


Omega Man of the Year – Pi Kappa Kappa Chapter – 2000 and 2005
District Representative Appreciation Award – 2001
Founder Stand-In Award – 2014
Zeta Iota Iota Chapter Founder’s Award – 2015
District Representative Special Act Award - 2019


Attorney Bertrand C. Harry immigrated to the United States from the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. His family settled in West Philadelphia, and they eventually moved to the Overbrook section of the City. He attended public school and graduated from Overbrook High School.

Attorney Harry is a graduate of the Washburn University School of Law. He attained a Masters of Law degree in Trial Advocacy from Temple University, Beasley School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

BA – Economics – University of Pittsburgh
JD – Washburn University School of Law
LL.M – Temple University School of Law


Specialized Training

Certification as a Fraud Investigation Attorney
Certification in Advanced Trial Advocacy

Bar Associations

Philadelphia Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
New Jersey Bar Association
American Association for Justice
New Jersey Association for Justice
National Bar Association

Courts Licensed to Practice

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania
3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
State of New Jersey
District Court of New Jersey
State of Texas