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Virginia Lee Hardwick

Litigation Attorney at Doylestown, PA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Ginger Hardwick

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 17 years
    New York - NY 38 years
    New Jersey - NJ 38 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Virginia

Learn Virginia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation

  2. Discrimination
    All aspects of employment discrimination, including age discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, race or national origin discrimination, disability discrimination and discrimination on the basis of religion.

  3. Employment and labor
    Employment litigation and counseling to help employers with strategies to avoid litigation. Investigations of employment claims. Drafting, review and negotiation of severance agreements.

  4. Constitutional


I am a litigator with over 20 years of experience in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Although a large part of my practice is focused on employment litigation and civil rights issues, I have also represented clients in a variety of matters involving complex commercial litigation.


In the employment field, I represent both employees and employers who want to do the right thing.  I have handled cases involve claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblowing, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and wage and hour claims.  We also conduct independent investigations of workplace misconduct.


I bring extensive experice, including teaching at Seton Hall Law School and practice in top notch law firms.  I am a graduate of Cornell University, and N.Y.U. School of Law, where I was on the Editorial Board of the NYU Law Review.  After law school, I was a federal judicial law clerk to the Hon. John J. Gibbons, on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals


In addition to the highest quality legal work, my clients tell me that they appreciate that I am accessible, honest, and easy to talk to.  I will return your phone calls promptly, I promise.  I will be honest with you, always.  I will take the time to listen to your concerns.  I will give you my best professional opinion about your options, and then encourage you to make the choices that work best for you.


I take a great deal of pride in the quality of legal services that I provide my clients. Employment litigation takes tenacity, sensitivity and smarts.  My partner Tiffanie Benfer and I work together to be sure that every client is served as well as possible. We are proud that much of our work comes from referrals from other lawyers who have seen us in action, and from the clients we have served.


Feel free to give our office a call and see whether our firm is a good match for your needs.





Contact Virginia

Hardwick Benfer LLC
179 North Broad St.
Doylestown, PA, 18901


5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional lawyer - Professional & Honest
I had the good fortune to work with Ginger on a workplace issue involving discrimination. From the first phone call Ginger showed the utmost integrity and knowledge on the subject. She was patient and engaged in hearing about the situation, very upfront about my options, and throughout the process provided clear information to help guide my decisions. She was prompt and courteous, and also appropriately firm, in all her communication. She was able to reach a mutually agreed upon resolution in under 3 months and I was thrilled with the outcome! I would (and in fact already have) highly recommend her for any of the legal areas in which she practices.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Employment Lawyer - Age Discrimination/Retaliation Issues
Ginger is an wonderful attorney! Knowledgeable, calm, tough, focused. If you want your complaint resolved with fairness and compassion, without being dragged into excessive confrontation, she is the best! She was able to resolve my case (against a very large and formidable employer) in a way that was really the best for me, and quickly too! I highly, highly recommend Ginger and her team for any employment law issues.
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Let me begin by saying that I had consulted previously with a place I found from googling "top sexual harassment lawyers" that told me I had no case (too bad for them!!). I thought I would give it another shot (believing I truly had a good case), and found Ginger here on Avvo. She gave me such a sense of relief after our first point of contact. Not only did she explain all of my options, including but not limited to the ones where she felt I could rectify my situation without a lawyer, but she did so unbiasedly. I never felt that she was trying to push me in one way or the other, and she made sure I had adequate time to think about any of my steps moving forward. After deciding on pursuing my case, she set up a two hour zoom meeting where she heard every aspect of my story. I never once felt judged, or belittled. I could tell she was thorough in asking me the types of questions in order to get information I wouldn't have even though of mentioning prior. The compilation of events was put together in an extremely professional well-written letter to the harasser. Throughout the time of negotiations, Ginger was always prompt to fill me in with any news, answer any questions I had, and always gave her honest opinion on given situations. Long story short, in about 4-5 months we reached a mutually satisfactory outcome. I could not be happier with her effectiveness and professionalism. Ginger is not only a great lawyer, but a compassionate and caring individual. She fought so hard for me and made sure I would be happy with the results. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you Ginger, you are the BEST!
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Posted by Bill | January 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Virginia to represent me and I was extremely impressed from our first meeting. Very professional and understood my situation. She is a very strong and impressive person.
Posted by Moses M. Bakkali | May 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
High standars
I came to Virginia's Law Firm and met Tiffanie. She was professional, caring, knowledgeable, creative, compassionate, and also elegant. I just lost a brother, and had to take care of things; so my concern took a different destiny. Thank you Tiffanie... Thank you Hardwick and Benfer law Firm....
Posted by Hussein | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING Legal Consultant !
I was refered to Hardwick Benefer's office by a friend. The moment I walked into the office, I felt very comfortable, Virginia was the legal consultant that worked with me on my case. She was a very genuinly nice person. My case took couple months till it was resolved. During these couples months, Virginia answered all my emails and answered all my questions very clearly and fast. I knew that my case will be resolved to my best interest at the very first moment I had my meeting with Virginia during my first visit. My experince was very smooth I hope this review will help people who are looking for a courteous and professtional legal consultant. Thank you again Virginia!
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent and very devoted lawyer
I highly recommend Virginia (Ginger) Hardwick and her team for legal assistance. Ginger worked very hard on my case of wrongful termination. Thanks to her and her team, I was able to bring the case to a successful conclusion through settlement. Ginger was very good at explaining the different options I was facing at each step along the way. I was impressed by her professional knowledge, integrity and kindness. I felt very comfortable and confident with her being my lawyer. Her work was thorough and very professional. She was easy to reach and to communicate with. She always listened, and responded, to my concerns and questions. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Triumph in the face of adversity
I retained Ginger for a Sarbanes-Oxley wrongful termination suit. The defendants were very aggressive to downright nasty in their approach to the case but Ginger persevered and we ultimately reached a favorable settlement. Throughout the case she did a great job of explaining what was going on and how her actions would help us reach a good conclusion. She followed every lead and was clearly personally committed to winning the case. While I would have preferred winning to settling (there are always things to be unhappy about in a settlement), her advice to settle looks wiser with each passing day.
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Posted by Alex | April 24, 2013
My review of Virginia Lee Hardwick
I found this lawyer to be courteous, responsive and competent. Very professional. She is supported by some very efficient staff in her office. She was extremely patient with me and listened to everything that I had to say. It feels nice to be treated with respect and dignity.
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2010
Extremely knowlegable and great to work with!
After being referred to Ginger by a friend, I quickly found that she was extremely helpful, honest, trustworthy and willing to help do what was in my best interest. She is extremely responsive and timely. She made the entire process quick and painless. I would absolutely recommend Ginger to anyone in need.
Posted by LNH | February 15, 2010
LOVE this lawyer, Very helpful and uplifting !!!!!!!!!
I met with Ms. Hardwick a few days ago to discuss my case and she provided other options with regards to my former employer. She made me feel very comfortable, asked me questions in a calm tone. She is very knowledgeable in her field and when I departed her office, I felt uplifted. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone in need.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2009
Outstanding Advocate for Employment Law Issues
I have worked with Ginger for several months and found her to be extremely knowledgeable and kept me informed along every step of the process. I always knew where I was in my case and was confident that Ginger was always acting on my best interests. Every email and phone call were answered in an extremely timely fashion. Not only was my case resolved to my best interest, she also educated and informed me along the way. I highly and emphatically recommend Ginger.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2009
Virginia L Hardwick provides outstanding representation
Virginia L Hardwick (Ginger) is an very skilled attorney and expert in the field of labor law. She is a professional who is well prepared and provides excellent legal advice. Ginger is consistent, reliable, ethical and trustworthy. She knows the law is not intimidated by opposing council bullies. She is sensitive to client fear, nerves, and finances. I would absolutely hire Ginger Hardwick if I found myself in need of legal council in the future.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Hardwick Collier LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hill Wallack LLP
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Sugarman & Associates
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • Seton Hall School of Law
  • 1999 - 2004
  • School Board Member, Vice President
  • Westfield Board of Education
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy
  • Seton Hall School of Law
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Gibbons Del Deo Dolan Griffinger & Vecchione
  • 1985 - 1991
  • Hon. John J. Gibbons, 3rd Circuit Ct of Appeals
  • 1984 - 1985
  • Summer Associate
  • Sullivan & Cromwell
  • 1983 - 1983
  • Law Student Intern
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • 1982 - 1982
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  • New York University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Cornell University
  • BA
  • 1981


  • American Bar Association, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee
  • Membership co-Chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Alternatives to Litigation Subcommittee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation
  • 2011
  • Senior Editor, NYU Law Review
  • NYU Law Review
  • 1984


  • The Star Ledger
  • "Burning Questions: Religion in the workplace"
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • ABA, Labor and Employment Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Mid-winter meeting
  • Surfing a Big Wave or Heading for a Wipeout: A Look at Corporate ADR Programs
  • 2010
  • ABA, Labor & Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Mid-Winter Meeting
  • Litigation of Electronic Information Theft Claims
  • 2009
  • BCBA, Continuing Legal Education
  • Supreme Court 2008 Developments
  • 2008
  • BCBA, Continuing Legal Education
  • How to Recognize a Valid Employment Discrimination/Harassment Claim and What to Do About It
  • 2007
  • BCBA, Continuing Legal Education
  • Significant Supreme Court Developments, employment law
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Was so impressed with Virginia when I met her for the first time back in 2011."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Thorough, knowledgeable about law and procedure and results oriented."
Employment and labor
Criminal defense
Workers compensation