|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1994||02/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Owner||Steven W. Hardy, LLC||2008 - Present|
|Special Counsel||Friend, Hudak & Harris, LLP||2002 - 2008|
|Special Counsel||Holland & Knight||1998 - 2002|
|Associate||Booth, Wade & Campbell||1994 - 1998|
|Associate||Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom||1991 - 1994|
|Law Clerk to Judge William T. Allen||Delaware Court of Chancery||1990 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Law Review||Associate Editor||1988 - 1990|
|Phi Kappa Phi||Member||1985 - 1987|
|Golden Key National Honor Society||Member||1985 - 1987|
|Willesen v. Ernest Communications||Reversed (victory for my client)|
|InternetShopsInc.com v. Six C Consulting, Inc.||Summary judgment for my client on claim for damages|
|See all legal cases|
|Verdict, the Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Overview to the E-Discovery Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure||2007|
|Georgia Bar Journal||Personal Jurisdiction in Georgia Over Claims Arising from Business Conducted over the Internet||2006|
|Georgia State Bar Technology Law Section Newsletter||Proving Infringement of Software Copyrights||2004|
|University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Brigham Young University||Economics||B.A.||1987|
|March Meeting||Eleven Ways to Avoid Legal Liability||2006|
Posted by anonymous
We have been very pleased with Steve's service and performance. Our business at times involves complex legal issues related to evolving internet law. We know we can rely on Steve to be well informed on these issues and offer sound counsel based on both recent events and his experience in other aspects of the law.
We know from experience that it can be quite frustrating to work with some attorneys. In some cases it can even be difficult to get them to return important phone calls in a timely manner. This is not the case with Steve. We have always felt that he was available to answer our questions when needed.
We highly recommend him to those in search of business legal counsel.
Posted by Tom
I had a case that was dragging out over 20 months, I needed a new lawyer. I contacted 6 six litigators,3 flat out turned the case down, two were not sure if they could help me or not. Mr. Hardy was willing to jump right in and do whatever it would take. He was easy to work with, honest, his advise was straight forward, he explained things the way I could understand and his fees were reasonable. Within 60 days I had an acceptable settlement, case closed. I could now focus on my business again. I would highly recommend Steve Hardy!
Posted by Dr Christopher L Hansen, DC
I unreservedly and unequivocally recommend Steven Hardy. I hold him in the highest possible regard.
Steven represented me in a difficult case related to breach of contract in a sweat-equity partnership agreement. As a young doctor I was seemingly powerless to defend myself against the firm for wrongful termination, to recoup unpaid wages, and to recover value for the sweat equity that I had invested for future partnership.
Steven carefully listened to my impression of the situation to understand my specific problem. He reviewed all of the documentation I provided. Then he began to focus on what my objectives were and my specific needs. We discussed options and the implications of each.
Steven’s organization of the presentation of my case was excellent. It was concise and logical – and even though it was complicated, it was easy for the judge to understand. He encouraged me to present the evidence in first person. When contradictory positions were presented he quickly and effectively diminished their truthfulness and validity rendering them unimportant.
We received judgment in our favor. In the courtroom Steven made it look easy.
I’ve heard it said that, “If getting judgment was easy getting settlement won’t be.” Ours was no exception to the cliché. Steven continued to exhibit excellence and methodical effectiveness as he undertook the actions to gain an effective settlement. The defense feinted appeal, dropping their case at the eleventh hour due to his posture and continued pressure. Nonetheless we were required to conduct an asset seizure to satisfy the award. Throughout the defense’s façades and charades he assured me that the legal process would prevail. Thanks to him it did. The intimidation, slander and deep-pockets of the firm were no match.