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Patricia A. Hardt

Divorce and separation Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Patty Hardt

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About Patricia

Learn Patricia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

  2. Child custody

    10 years

  3. Criminal defense
    Specializing in all areas of criminal defense: Drug possession, habitual offender, petit larceny, burglary, violation of probation, domestic abuse, assault and battery, violation of protective orders, bond hearings, credit card offenses, robbery with a firearm, hit and run, abduction....

    17 years, 4,100 cases

  4. Domestic violence

    13 years, 2,250 cases

  5. Expungement

    9 years, 1 case




-Open, honest, straightforward advice. 

Custody, Divorce, Domestic Violence, criminal cases, and much more. 


 Please visit my website for a complete list of my specialties.


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'I help everyday people who find themselves in tough situations.'
Licensed for 16 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 07/27/2015
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 06/08/2022
State MA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2006
Updated 12/26/2022
State RI
Status Inactive
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/13/2016

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

Contact Patricia

Patricia Hardt
780 Lynnhaven Parkway
Suite 400
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Gregory | October 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exemplary service
I hired patty for legal issue I was involved with I can't begin to compliment or thank her for the assistance she gave me 5 stars do not address her in my words patty she be nominated for sainthood she's incredible she saved me and my daughters life if you ever need legal services don't waste time with others patty is more than a team player she's the CAPTAIN !! of the team
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unique Blend of Family and Criminal Expertise
Patty was able to help me with a fabricated domestic violence charge levied against me during a contentious custody case. She leveraged her knowledge of both practices of law to get me the best outcome possible and put her neck out for me. I will be forever grateful for hiring her to represent me!
Posted by Anita | February 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant, dedicated and thorough. Couldn't do it better. Simple or complex... She rises and conquers!
Posted by Cedric | February 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is not just a lawyer but family!
She went beyond the call of Duty for me!she knows what's best and a team player that plays for her clients!she is personal,approachable and one on one when it comes to getting the best outcome for her clients. I did alot of research before making her my lawyer...her being my lawyer is one of the best decisions I've ever made
Posted by Steve | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Substance abuse
Patty is an exceptional attorney. She kept me well informed throughout my case and was always available for consultation. Thanks to her efforts , my case was dismissed and my record was wiped clean . I have recommended her to multiple friends who have retained her services. Sent from my ipad
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recently hired Patty Hardt for a domestic abuse situation that I had based on a referral. I took advantage of the free consultation which lasted approximately 45 mins. and from that point on Patty was by my side through each step of my case. The judge ruled in my favor and charges were dropped. I am forever grateful. She knows her stuff.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founding and Lead Attorney
  • Hardt Law, P.L.L.C
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hardt Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Chesapeake Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • The Office of the Public Defender Virginia
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Represented parents charged with dependency
  • RI Legal Services
  • 2003 - 2003
  • RI DIstrict Court
  • RI Office of the Public Defender
  • 2003 - 2003
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  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Rhode Island College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • Portland School of Art
  • 1991
  • North Kingstown High School
  • Diploma
  • 1989
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Legal Cases

  • Multiple charges
  • Charges dismissed
  • Custody/Visitation
  • Protective order removed/custody granted


  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 2007 - Present
  • Rhode Island State Bar
  • 2006 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Commitment to Pro Bono Service, over 600 hours.
  • Feinstein Institute for Legal Services
  • 2005
  • Cum Laude
  • Rhode Island College
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Recovery For LIfe Conference
  • Criminal drug charges
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Patricia
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is the sweetest attorney and will take care of you and get the best results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patty is one of the rare attorneys who has experience as a prosecutor, a public defender, and a private defense attorney. That gives her a depth of experience that is hard to match. I have witnessed firsthand that she is an exceptional trial and appellate attorney. I endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patty is a sharp, aggressive criminal defense attorney who is always prepared for court. She is highly respected among lawyers and judges alike. Patty does a great job representing the interests of her clients with great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patty Hardt is a bulldog in the courtroom and master tactician. For an aggressive defense look no further."
Criminal defense
Personal injury
Criminal defense

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Virginia Beach Divorce and separation Lawyer Patricia A. Hardt
Patricia A. Hardt
Divorce and separation Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 16 years
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