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Johnathon Hardaway III

Employment and labor Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   32 reviews

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Johnathon P. Hardaway III is the named Partner of Lord & Hardaway LLP.  Mr. Hardaway is a well-rounded lawyer.  A corporate attorney with an MBA, a certified sports agent, and a battle tested litigator.

Mr. Hardaway has extensive trial and litigation experience, defending and prosecuting complex civil matters involving health care, professional negligence, shareholder and partnership disputes.  Mr. Hardaway represents a roster of professional athletes, government officials, and celebrities and is adept at resolving sensitive matters both in and out of the courtroom.  His criminal and regulatory work includes defending individuals and corporations in a broad range of matters including embezzlement, wrongful termination, civil rights, employment discrimination and sexual harassment litigation, and insurance and bank fraud.

Before joining Lord & Hardaway LLP, Mr. Hardaway worked for several years as an attorney at the law firm Williams & Connolly LLP.  Mr. Hardaway has taught as an adjunct professor at law schools including Howard University School of Law and the University of District of Columbia School of Law.

 

 

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Johnathon Hardaway
Licensed for 14 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2008
Updated 07/19/2022
State DC
Status Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues
Acquired 2009
Updated 06/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Lord & Hardaway LLP Attorneys at Law (www.lordllp.com)
Times Square Office, 1441 Broadway
3rd Floor
New York, NY, 10018
Lord & Hardaway LLP Attorneys at Law (www.lordllp.com)
Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Suite 440
Washington, DC, DC, 20015
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Posted by Alexander | January 1, 2020
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Intellectual Firepower
I was referred to attorney Hardaway by a few MBA school classmates that had several good experiences working with attorney Hardaway. He was successful handling high stakes litigation and transactions. Johnathon is a genius, the most intelligent and strategic thinking person I have ever met. At our first meeting he listened patiently, thereafter he outlined a six-month plan to resolve how best to negotiate and sell my corporation and the commercial property it sits on at or above my desired price. Then he delivered methodically. When there were unforeseen problems he resolved them quickly. I recommend Johnathon Hardaway to anyone seeking a great business lawyer and strategic thinker.
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Posted by Chereen | November 3, 2019
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Wonderful Lawyer
Johnathon is simply the best! He is diligent, intelligent, and prompt. Every time I had to go to court, Johnathon was there by the time I arrived. I won my case! I am very satisfied and would highly recommend Johnathon.
Posted by Leonard | August 21, 2019
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A real life Atticus Finch.
I hired attorney Johnathon Hardaway to negotiate a $11 million restricted unit agreement. He did an excellent job. Thanks to his understanding of the law and "I am only asking for what is fair" negotiating style, I got a contract that far exceeded my expectations. He accurately anticipated the other sides moves. I recommend attorney Hardaway to anyone seeking an attorney.
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Posted by Coral | September 4, 2018
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Spectacular Litigator
I have hired attorney Johnathon Hardaway on seveal times on various litigation matters. It has always been a fantastic experience. He has always been an aggressive and expert lawyer. I highly reccommend him and his law firm Lord & Hardaway LLP.
Posted by S. | August 27, 2018
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If you want the best, go with John!
I am eternally grateful to John Hardaway for my severance package negotiation! I specifically sought out Lord & Hardaway LLP and requested John because of the stellar reviews and articles written about his firm across multiple websites including Avvo. I did consultations with a few lawyers before making the decision to hire John. The decision to have Lord & Hardaway LLP handle my negotiation was truly the right decision! It was great to see that he had a well-established track record of winning cases, professionalism and a strong commitment to his clients. John was easy to work with, which is very important in high stress situations and negotiations. This made the overall negotiation process easier than I expected. John and his team provided excellent customer service. I could tell John cares about his clients. He spent a lot of time understanding my story, my goals and what I hoped to achieve. He was available, responsive and easy to reach when I had questions. I could tell he had my best interests in mind. The goals that we set during the initial consultation were achieved. I feel that I definitely got my money’s worth. I am a very satisfied with the outcome of my severance package negotiation. John made a difficult situation much easier to deal with. I appreciate everything he did for me and I’m so thankful that I hired him!
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Posted by Jessica Alvera | August 26, 2018
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Johnathon Hardaway / Lord & Hardaway LLP is Fantastic
I hired Johnathon Hardaway and his law form in 2009 to represent my company in all litigation and corporate matters. Over the years the attorney and his law form (Lord & Hardaway LLP) have done a spectacular job. Importantly, I trust them to keep my business dealings confidential.
Posted by Michael | August 20, 2018
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Great Sports Agent
Attorney Johnathon Hardaway has been my sports agent for nearly a decade. Plus, when I have had off the field legal issues he has been my lawyer. He is aggressive, shrewd, responsive, and his billing is reasonable. I would highly recommend you trust attorney Johnathon Hardaway if you are lucky enough for him to take on your case.
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Posted by Richard | July 5, 2018
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Very Helpful and Professional
Lawyer Johnathon Hardaway was very helpful and professional. His work ethic and quality exceeded my expectations. He was very honest and everything that he said he would do he did. I was charged exactly what he said I would be charged without hidden fees. Thank you attorney Hardaway! You are the best!
Posted by Ken | June 25, 2018
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Astonishing Performance
Johnathon Hardaway is an excellent lawyer. He helped me during a difficult time. I never imagined I would have to fight my own company after working for them for 25 years. Nonetheless, when they fired me I hired Johnathon to file an age discrimination claim. He really helped me ease my mind and deal with the situation. He is very approachable and will give you straightforward and helpful advice. I obtained a great settlement.
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Posted by Sam | April 28, 2018
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Johnathon Hardaway is a Dedicated Lawyer
I never in my life thought I would publicly leave a positive review for a fellow lawyer. But I feel compelled to do so after my recent experience with lawyer Johnathon Hardaway. When my law firm partnership suffered because one of my partners was unethical I wanted to void the partnership agreement. I called several lawyers. I wanted to hire the best two I could find. Many recommended me to attorney Johnathon Hardaway. Johathon always conducted himself with class, maturity, and professionalism. That is a rarity in this business. Johnathon protected my interests and got me exactly what I was hoping for from the outset of the process.
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Posted by Chase | April 24, 2018
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I Recommend This Lawyer
Attorney Johnathon Hardaway was initially recommended by a fellow General Counsel. The GC told me John had obtained great outcomes. John worked very hard and was always available including after business hours. He fearlessly fought no matter how big or small the case I gave him. If you are reading this review and still are wondering, I want to tell you that do not think twice, attorney Johnathon Hardaway is truly the best lawyer who can protect your company during complex matters.
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Posted by Alexander | April 3, 2018
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Highly Recommend Lawyer Johnathon Hardaway
Attorney Johnathon Hardaway handled several asset purchase and real estate transactions for me. He was shrewd and professional at every stage. Johnathon is more than a skilled business lawyer and litigator. His professionalism made a difficult situation bearable. From our first meeting, Johnathon put my mind at ease. Johnathon managed the other side and their attorneys. Most importantly, my case concluded successfully and I could go on with my life. I would recommend attorney Johnathon Hardaway to anyone needing a lawyer when the stakes are too high to lose.
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Posted by Alice | March 31, 2018
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Outstanding and Knowledgeable Lawyer
Attorney Johnathon Hardaway helped my company by serving as outside counsel. He managed several law firms and kept them on track during a very difficult time where we were fighting several multi-million dollar lawsuits. I knew Johnathon had a reputation for being a no-nonsense, intelligent, hard-working lawyer. However, seeing it in action was impressive.
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Posted by Peter | March 11, 2018
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Exceptional Lawyer and Law Firm
Attorney Johnathon Hardaway and his law firm worked as outside counsel for my chain of 37 franchise restaurants and fast food franchises for over 7 years. He and his law firm provided priceless help with business litigation and employment and labor law related litigation. Johnathon and his law firm have always provided exceptional expertise and service. I felt confident using Johnathon and would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2018
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Excellent service
One hires a lawyer to help solve a problem, and Mr. Hardaway did just that, and incredibly well. Before hiring Mr. Hardaway as a tort defense lawyer, I had consulted on what I should expect with a close friend who is an accomplished attorney in another state, and Mr. Hardaway's responses were in line with someone who had my best interest in mind, so I felt I was in good hands all along. He was very responsive and informed me of his experience and approach honestly. He is an excellent negotiator and sticks with his aggressive and smart plan until the case closed very favorably in my interest. He solved my problems so that I didn't have to worry and stress over them, and I couldn't be happier about the process or the outcome.
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Posted by Amanda | January 17, 2018
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$290,000 Personal Injury Settlement Thanks to Lawyer Johnathon Hardaway
I was involved in a workplace accident that cost me a foot from my ankle down. A family member recommneded attorney Johnathon Hardaway and his law firm Lord & Hardaway. Johnathon Hardaway and his law firm were able to get me a $290,000 personal injury settlement within 3 months of me hiring them. They also helped me by answering workers compensation and disability legal questions. I highly recommend this lawyer and firm.
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Posted by Ivan | December 12, 2017
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Spectacular Legal Strategist
I hired Johnathon Hardaway for a breach of contract matter. He was always three steps ahead of my adversaries attorney. He not only understands the law but also how to apply it during litigation. Mr. Hardaway turned a $1 Mln contract dispute into a $25,000 settlement. Mr. Hardaway is a SPECTACULAR lawyer.
Posted by Albert | November 19, 2017
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Great Corporate / Business Law Attorney
As Legal Counsel at Wells Fargo, John Hardaway has worked on a multitude of matters for me for the last 3 years. John is detailed oriented and an expert in contract law. He is also a shrewd negotiator and amiable person to be around. I would recommend John for any organization looking for outside counsel.
Posted by Tyler | November 19, 2017
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I recommend lawyer Johnathon Hardaway.
When I was charged with rape, lawyer Johnathon Hardaway was the only person that stood by my side and defended me. I will be forever grateful to lawyer Hardaway.
Posted by Larry | November 19, 2017
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Exceptional Attorney and Sports Agent
Johnathon Hardaway has been my sports agent for 7 years. He has helped me negotiated 3 NFL team contracts and has handled a variety of off the field legal issues for me. I have recommended him as an attorney to my friends and family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lord & Hardaway LLP Attorneys at Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor
  • American University Washington College of Law
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Senior Associate, Litigation and Sports Law Practice
  • Williams & Connolly LLP
  • 2007 - 2012
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Education

  • University of Chicago Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1999
  • Howard University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • State of New York State v. Richard A. Grasso (2008)
  • Partial Loss at Trial. Full Dismissal on Appeal.
  • State of North Carolina v. Collin Finnerty et al. (2007)
  • The false rape charges were dismissed.
  • David Evans et al. v. City of Durham (2007)
  • Case Settled
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Associations

  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Gold Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Platinum Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Gold Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Gold Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Gold Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Gold Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • University of Chicago Full Scholarship
  • University of Chicago
  • 2004
  • Carnegie Mellon University Full Scholarship
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Trial Lawyers Association (International Trade Commission)
  • Legacy of Vastframe
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • The Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance Law Review
  • Navigating the Entertainment Career Job Search
  • 2014
  • Black Law Student Association
  • Black Entertainment Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) Panel and Reception
  • 2014
  • Sports Lawyers Association Legal Education
  • Starting a Sports Agency Business
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Litigation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hardaway is a highly capable attorney committed to providing clients experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive representation. I endorse him without reservation."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John and I have worked together on a matter. Although I do not believe he had significant experience in this area of the law, he mastered it and wrote an outstanding brief that for the most part allowed us to survive a motion to dismiss. I was very impressed. Then we went to court to handle some discovery disputes. Again, John was cool, calm and collected and handled it like a pro."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats his clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism. He is an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend his for future services."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Johnathon and I have worked together on a number of cases--he is very talented and brings his extensive knowledge of business to bear in every case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely capable attorney committed to providing highest quality representation to his clients. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hardaway offers consistently well analyzed answers in this forum."
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Defective and dangerous products
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