Skip to main content

Matthew Charles Hardin

Car accident Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   32 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY. CALL FOR A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.

I'll do what it takes to win full justice for your personal injury or wrongful death matter.

 

Matt Hardin is a second-generation attorney who grew up in Cookeville, Tennessee. He attended Rhodes College as an undergraduate before going on to obtain both his master’s and law degrees from the University of Tennessee. Matt’s practice is focused in the areas of plaintiff personal injury, car & tractor-trailer wrecks, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and premises liability. He practices law throughout all three grand divisions of the state of Tennessee and in Kentucky. He is the owner of Matt Hardin Law, PLLC.

Matt is former President of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA). He has previously held positions as Immediate Past President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian within the TTLA. Matt is currently a Trustee for LIFT (Lawyers Involved for Tennessee). He is a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. He is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, and Kentucky Justice Association. Matt is the former President of the Nashville Chapter of the Rhodes College Alumni Group. He is also former President of the Board of Directors for his fraternity Alpha Tau Omega’s chapter at Rhodes College.

Matt has earned AV Preeminent® certification by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers® and has been named among the “10 Best in Tennessee” for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. He is also a Mid-South Superlawyer. Matt is also an Eagle Scout.

Prior to opening his own firm, Matt was a partner at Rudy, Wood, Winstead, Williams, and Hardin, PLLC. He also previously practiced at Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC in Memphis. Matt worked for five years as an insurance defense attorney before he concentrated his practice on representing plaintiffs. This background has given him valuable insight into how insurance companies evaluate and value cases.

Matt and his wife Janet are proud parents to Henry, Grace, and Vivian. Matt loves watching and coaching his children’s many sports activities. He enjoys boating at Center Hill Lake with his family and friends, as well as playing golf, tennis, and lawyer league softball. Matt and Janet are members of West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, where Matt previously served as chair of the Finance Committee. Matt is always on the search for perfect southern barbeque and remains convinced that the Tennessee Vols football team will, this season, return to glory.

Photos and videos

Licensed for 22 years
State KY
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 12/20/2022
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 01/17/2023

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

Contact Matthew

Matt Hardin Law, PLLC
MURFREESBORO OFFICE
122 North Church Street #100
Murfreesboro, TN, 37130
CLARKSVILLE OFFICE
128 N 2nd Street
Suite 209
Clarksville, TN, 37040
COOKEVILLE OFFICE
320 East Broad, Suite 100
COOKEVILLE, TN, 38501
LEBANON OFFICE
224 West Gay Street, Suite 200
Lebanon, TN, 37087
BOWLING GREEN OFFICE
2501 Crossings Blvd, Suite 216
Bowling Green, KY, 42104
MEMPHIS OFFICE
6256 Poplar Avenue, Suite 125
Memphis Office, TN, 38119
Hide locations

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
5 Star
 
97%
4 Star
 
3%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Jake | October 9, 2012
Great experience
Matt represented me when I got hit by a car while crossing the street. Throughout the process, he gave me a lot of great advice and always made himself available whenever I had a question about anything. Truly a class act.
Response from Matthew Hardin February 19, 2020
Thank you for the review Jake. We really appreciate your kind words!
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2012
My Lawyer, Matt Hardin
Mr. Hardin spent a lot of time on my wife's wrongful death case, which lasted almost three years. He kept me informed when things changed and when depositions were going to be taken to see if I would like to attend. He asked me to take notes and to write down any questions I would like him to ask. This was also done in court. When I had something that bothered me, he listened to me and asked questions I thought helped my case. Mr. Hardin is an Eagle Scout and his motto is to be prepared. I was so impressed with how prepared he was and how he handled himself in court (very well prepared and knew the law). The jury also noticed this because when the trial was over, members of the jury told me that they called Mr. Hardin "The Shark" during their deliberations. Everything that Mr. Hardin did was first class and I felt more than a client, I felt like a friend.
Read less
Response from Matthew Hardin February 19, 2020
Thank you for trusting us with your case and for your positive review. If we can be of any help in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Posted by Felicia | June 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You Matt Hardin
After breaking my back in an accident, I felt abandoned by my insurance. A car ran a light and hit me and 4 months later, I still didn't know if they had insurance. After 6 months, I was offered an amount I felt was unacceptable. I contacted Matt Hardin Law. They were kind and professional. They sat down with me and explained the details and what would happen in the process. We settled at much better amount, which wouldn't have happened without such a good law team. Thank you Matt Hardin Law.
Read less
Posted by Casey | April 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great People
I cannot speak highly enough about the people at Matt Hardin Law! Specifically Michael and April! Last year around Fathers day, I was the victim in a car accident that totaled my car and sent me to the ER for medical care. I reached out to Matt Hardin Law basically the next day and they have been by my side ever since. From assisting me in getting my rental car all the way to the completion of my settlement. Being involved in a situation like this can at times be overwhelming when dealing with medical bills and everything else that comes with it but Michael and April made this experience completely stress-free and it was a joy to speak with them each time I needed to. If I ever had any questions (and I had many) all I had to do was call or email and I would be able to speak with one of them in a moment's notice and they expertly answered each question I had. Matt Hardin Law got me more than I could have imagined and I'm not just talking about money, I'm talking about peace of mind and confidence that my settlement was being handled by the right people. They are a class act firm and I highly recommend them to anyone seeking their services!
Read less
Posted by Alexander | April 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I would recommend this office to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney. They’re always available to answer questions and handle anything that might come up. By far the best lawyers in Murfreesboro!
Posted by Tiffany Holland | April 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Matt Hardin Law is the best firm if you need a great personal injury attorney. I have known one of their paralegals, Beverly, for many years and she has been a huge help to me. All of the staff at Matt Hardin Law care about their clients and will fight hard for their clients.
Posted by Christina | March 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Experience
I was in an auto accident back in September 2018 that literally turned my life upside down for a long time. On the first day of my new job on my way home my car got totaled and I got injured by a car that rear ended me. I had to struggle to find a way to get to the hospital, to work, to physical therapy, and to even get basic things like groceries. I commuted to Nashville from Lebanon at the time and had no one in my life available to support me during this. Matt Hardin Law did. They helped take so much off of my plate and made the entire situation less stressful. My case had lots of delays due to other insurance companies and covid, but every time I emailed asking for an update I got extremely quick, polite, and detailed responses. I never felt like I was kept in the dark. I also had a switch of attorneys and paralegals in the tailed of my case, and the transition was as smooth as it could be. I was extremely happy with the work the team did on my case and I could not have gotten the settlement I did without them. If I ever have the need for a personal injury attorney I am going here, hands down. I recommend them 100% for all needs. Thank you for all the help, the patience, the kindness, and above all the support your team gave me in a really awful time in my life. 
Read less
Posted by Tim | January 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and Caring Attorneys
This firm gives A+ service and takes care of their clients. Their staff are awesome and are always ready to help and answer any questions. If you need an attorney, Matt Hardin is the one to call.
Posted by John | January 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding, would definitely recommend!
They are a great team of professionals. They were always available to answer my questions and seem to stop at nothing to get it done right. I would say they were the best Murfreesboro has to offer!
Posted by Zach | December 29, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend!!
A great team of professionals. They’re always available to answer any questions and stop at nothing to get the job done right! Highly recommend!
Posted by Mark | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in the State
Loved my experience with these guys. They are the best personal injury lawyers I've worked with. Would recommend them to anyone.
Posted by Joseph | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased customer
I highly recommend Matt Hardin Law to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney in the Clarksville area. They made the process seamless and their professionalism was top notch
Posted by Brett | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best experience and will get you results.
Matt Hardin and his associate William helped me at every step of the process of my accident. Referred me to the right places and made sure I took the correct steps to make sure I was taken care of at all points of my case. Quick resolution and very professional experience. Can’t recommend enough!
Posted by Ginna | December 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful
Mr. Hardin and Ms. Washington are truly amazing. Ms. Washington keeps me up to date on all things involving my case and I can tell they are very family oriented. I would highly recommend Matt Hardin and his team.
Posted by Steven | February 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXTRAORDINARY, PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL
I never thought I would need or even want to use a personal injury attorney. I actually dreaded the experience. Most importantly to me is I wanted to work with someone local and not a "Big Box" firm. The service & care I received exceeded ALL my expectations. I was hit by an uninsured motorist while driving Rideshare, Uber/Lyft. Rideshare drivers do yourself a favor & if you are reading this please call them right now. Sit down for an initial meeting and I have no doubt you will feel secure in working with them. I felt extremely comfortable with William Mayfield immediately when he met with me the same day I called. William went over the pros & cons but most importantly he did not set me up for any expectations. He did let me know if it does go to a jury anything can happen. I knew then I had a friend in William. My case was anything but large but I was out of work & medical expenses add up quickly. I was treated like I had been a client for years. William Mayfield & Brenda we're always quick to return calls & emails. I was always included on any decisions that affected me and ultimately the decision was left to me after their consultation. It's nice to know there is a firm like Matt Hardin Law to help you. They provided professional and personal care, their knowledge & honesty helped relief the anxiety I had. They did not ask me to seek unnecessary treatments and doctors that would prolong & complicate my case. The entire staff was always very helpful & friendly. One last thing, Call NOW and you will feel reassured that you have made a good choice.
Read less
Response from Matthew Hardin February 19, 2020
Thank you for your glowing review Steven! We're so glad our team of Nashville attorneys earned a 5-star review from you. We're always here if you need anything in the future.
Posted by Alexis | November 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A wonderful experience in a difficult time
I highly recommend Matt Hardin Law to anyone that needs help. For those that are unable to visit their office, Matt Hardin and his team will send an attorney wherever you are. Due to my slip/fall, Matt Hardin Law sent me a great attorney (Mr.William Mayfield). He was exceedingly honest, answered all of my questions, and gave me a great impression. The Matt Hardin Law Firm and their team were ALWAYS available to take my calls, emails, and texts. They really gave me the feeling that they genuinely cared about me and my case.
Read less
Response from Matthew Hardin February 19, 2020
Alexis, we're humbled by your gracious review. Thank you for giving MHL a 5-star rating. Our team works hard to provide the people of Nashville with personal injury legal assistance that they can count on. We're here if you need anything in the future, and wish you the best.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
Matt Hardin Law represented me through my leg injury case and I have nothing but great things to say about the way Matt represented me through the whole process. After my initial 45 minute discussion with Matt, I rest assured that Matt Hardin Law was the right group to represent my best interests ethically and professionally. Matt agreed to take my case and from then on, I barely thought or worried about the case until the case was closed. Matt is level headed, will not oversell, but rather gives you a realistic outlook. My case is now closed, and I had a very good/smooth experience through the process.
Read less
Response from Matthew Hardin February 19, 2020
Thank you for trusting us with your case! We greatly appreciate your kind words and your 5-star review.
Posted by Sierra | June 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
A dump truck hit me and totaled my car. I didn't have any transportation at all. I called the truck insurance company. They sent a request for a car. The next day they cancelled my reservation, so I was stuck. The insurance firm wanted to know more about the car wreck and clearly it stated on the police incident report who was at fault. I was tired of dealing with it, so I called Matt Hardin Law and they handled my case with no hesitation. They told me to come in with the information I already had and they went from there. Matt Hardin Law firm was polite, on top of everything, they never bugged me for information, they called and check up on me from time to time to make sure everything was ok. They also reassured me that my case shouldn't take long at all, that they would handle everything in a timely manner. They were honest, polite and stayed right on top of everything. I will give Matt Hardin and his team 5 stars. I will always use them if I have another incident.
Read less
Response from Matthew Hardin February 19, 2020
Sierra, our team of Nashville personal injury attorneys work hard to provide quality and comprehensive legal services to our clients. We're proud to hear that we earned a 5-star rating from you. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything in the future. All the best!
Posted by Dolores | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
When I was looking for someone to handle our claim, I was looking for someone I could trust, and who would look out for our best interests. Based on other reviews and research, I contacted Matt Hardin Law to handle my claim, and I have never regretted the decision. They remained in contact with me throughout the process, promptly returned my calls, and answered my never-ending questions patiently. I was expecting the process to drag on forever, but once all medical bills were submitted, our claim was settled within the month. I would recommend their law firm again, and really appreciate their assistance. Many thanks!
Read less
Posted by Artesha | November 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Law Firm
I was rear ended in 2015. This was my first accident and I didn't know what to do. Due to my injury I missed school. I even had to go to physical therapy. A friend referred me to Matt Hardin Law. I contacted a high profile lawyer who refused to even take my case! I contacted Matt and his team and they took my case and worked hard to settle my case. I can say that it was not an easy case. But in the end we got justice and I am very happy we chose Matt Hardin Law and I will recommend him to anybody who needs good representation!
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Matt Hardin Law, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rudy, Wood, Winstead, Williams & Hardin, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Gullett, Sanford, Robinson & Martin, PLLC
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC
  • 2001 - 2006
View all work experience

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD
  • 2001
  • University of Tennessee
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1996
  • Rhodes College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Car Wreck Trial
  • Favorable
  • Bench Trial
  • Favorable
  • Medical Malpractice Trial
  • Favorable
View all legal cases

Associations

  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Executive Board
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Aid
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Rhodes College Nashville Alumni Group
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Alpha Tau Omega-Rhodes College
  • Advisory Board
  • 2004 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Rhodes College Nashville Alumni Group
  • President
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Green Hills Rotary Club
  • Social Chairperson
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Green Hills Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Phoenix Club-Memphis
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Advisory Board
  • President-Alpha Tau Omega Alumni Board
  • 2003 - 2006
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2013
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2006
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1986

Publications

  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Petition to the Supreme Court of Tennessee to Adopt Changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct on Lawyer Advertising
  • 2012
  • Masters Thesis-University of Tennessee Library
  • American Perceptions of Foreign Films
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Tennessee Association for Justice CLE
  • Proving Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
  • 2012
  • Tennessee Bar Association CLE
  • Finding Expert Witnesses
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (22)
Endorse Matthew
Car accident Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Matthew Hardin donates time providing outstanding legal answers on Avvo. A respected member within the legal community. Fully endorse."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Matthew Hardin. Provides outstanding legal answers on Avvo. An asset to the legal profession."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have found Matt Hardin to be one of Nashville's best car and truck accident attorneys. He listens to his clients' needs and aggressively fights for their rights. I'm sure the insurance adjusters sweat when they find out Matt is on the other side."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a brilliant plaintiffs' lawyer. He knows the law, is experienced, has a great reputation, and exercises the judgment that ends up yielding his clients tremendous benefits. I highly recommend his representation and wouldn't hesitate to refer an injured party to him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matt Hardin is widely respected in the legal community for both his knowledge of the law and passionate advocacy. I have worked with Matt on numerous complex legal cases, from medical malpractice to car accident cases. I have found him to be professional, well-prepared and a zealous advocate for his clients. Any person who Matt is able to accept as a client will receive excellent service."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Hardin is a tough, no nonsense advocate. I have often called on him for advice on personal injury litigation issues, and especially for his spot-on knowledge of what a case might be worth. He has an excellent reputation in the legal community of Nashville, and he has gone above and beyond by working closely with our Supreme Court to improve regulations governing lawyer advertising."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Matt through our association on several cases, and I have also referred cases to him over the past few years. He is diligent, focused, and an exceptional advocate for his clients. I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Hardin is an aggressive litigator who achieves maximum recovery for his client through preparation, toughness and skillful advocacy. All the while, Matt maintains and never compromises his ethical standards. I endorse his work."
View more endorsements
Criminal defense
Personal injury
Social Security & Disability
Criminal defense
Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Personal injury
Personal injury
Real estate
Personal injury
Employment and labor
Construction and development
Employment and labor
Medical malpractice