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Brent R. Hardy

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Law Office of Brent R. Hardy, PLLC


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About Brent

Learn Brent’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Criminal Defense represents a broad range of felony and misdemeanor charges, including drug possession, unlawful carry of a weapon, or other alleged violations of the Texas Penal Code or similar statutes.

    33 years, 1,600 cases

  2. Domestic violence
    20%
    Often referred to as "assault causing bodily injury--family", Domestic Violence refers to alleged physical altercations alleged to have occured between family or household members.

    33 years, 470 cases

  3. Juvenile law
    15%
    Juvenile law refers to cases where a child (under age 17) is accused of being delinquent because he/she allegedly committed a crime (felony or misdemeanor).

    28 years, 450 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%
    DUI and DWI cases involve the alleged public operation of motorized vehicles, including boats or even aircraft, while unlawfully intoxicated.

    33 years, 680 cases

  5. General practice
    5%
    General Practice refers to civil (rather than criminal) matters in which I sometimes become involved, such as deceptive trade practices (DTPA), breach of contract, and probate administration.

    33 years, 115 cases

  6. Probate
    5%
    Probate is a legal process in which a will is reviewed to determine whether it is valid and authentic. Probate also refers to the general administering of a deceased person's will or the estate of a deceased person without a will.

    20 years

  7. Real estate
    5%
    Real estate attorneys deal with rights of property ownership. This frequently involves the purchase and sale of residential property, along with documents pertaining thereto. I may also include easements, foreclosure, and landlord or tenant disputes.

    20 years

  8. Violent crime
    5%
    Violent Crime involves cases where a person used (or threatened to use) violence or bodily harm against another person, including rape, aggravated robbery, assault, manslaughter, and murder.

    33 years, 115 cases

I am a San Antonio attorney who often defends those charged with crime or juvenile delinquency. I understand how traumatic an arrest or indictment can be, so I have particular concern for the welfare of my clients.

I handle a wide spectrum of cases, ranging from the simple to the complex. My practice is predominantly focused in San Antonio, but I am often called to handle cases throughout the State of Texas.

I have learned that an aggressive posture is indispensable to the successful outcome of every case. As a result, I litigate with a resolve and self confidence gleaned from thirty years courtroom experience.  Self-assurance has proven the bedrock of my litigation success.

I recognize an open line of communication as the hallmark of a healthy attorney-client relationship. As a result, my clients have my personal cell phone number with which I make myself accessible throughout the week, day and night, and on holidays.

I am humbled by the litigation success and professional acclaim I have earned during my 30 year practice. I am especially proud that I have achieved these accomplishments without compromising my character or principles.

If you seek a confident attorney with a voracious appetite for success and a thorough grasp of the law, I stand ready to assist you.

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Licensed for 32 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1990
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Brent

Law Office of Brent R. Hardy
8000 IH 10 West
Suite 600
San Antonio, TX, 78230

Reviews

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Posted by Wayne | November 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Hardy studied my case and kept me out of jail.
Without going into too many details, Mr. Hardy did a great job. After a night in jail, I really thought I was screwed. The world was falling and I was under it! He arranged for my release from jail then sat with me as we reviewed the facts of my case. I was surprised that he had a pretty good idea of what I was facing and he pretty much knew what the DA would be willing to agree to. We discussed my options and I made the final decisions with his help. Mr. Hardy met with me as often as I needed and he was a real asset in keeping my life together. I sincerely hope and pray I never need him again but if I do I'll call him immediately.
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Response from Brent Hardy November 29, 2019
I have to tell you, Wayne, I don't remember you sounding this happy when you were in custody! Seriously, we wouldn't have been so successful without your hard work. Great job!
Posted by David | November 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in San Antonio
You can look, but you will not find a more dedicated and caring attorney in the San Antonio area. Brent far exceeded my expectations for an attorney, he genuinely cares about you, your case and your family. I can not express enough how grateful I am to him for his services. Hire him, you won’t be disappointed.
Response from Brent Hardy November 16, 2019
Thank you, David. It was a privilege representing you (and your courtroom hiccups were priceless!)
Posted by Richard | May 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledge
Had contacted him earlier in the day for a consultation about a situation. He then ask me call me at around 2 p.m. if no answer leave message. Late that evening he returned the call showing the compassionate lawyer that he is had a good conversation very friendly.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulted
Brent was very helpful in giving me information I needed. Unfortunately he couldn't take the case cause he was almost 5 hours away. But I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him if you live around the San Antonio area. He was very knowledgeable and answered every single question I had. Thank you again Brent for all your help I really appreciate it.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in SA
I hired Mr. Brent Hardy as my lawyer to help with a situation that was threatening my physical welfare and employment. This was my first time hiring a lawyer, and I had no idea what to expect. I'm so SO glad I came across Mr. Hardy. He was beyond amazing. He was professional, extremely knowledgeable regarding the steps and actions to resolve my case quickly. He assured me that the situation I was experiencing was merely temporary and that he would do everything in his power to seek justice and prevent any further damages. He was immediately on my side and took action quickly. Within a matter of days, things were already starting to improve. He kept me informed on his progress with regular updates and played instrumental part in getting my life back to normal. I hope I don’t ever need a lawyer or legal support again, but if I do, I’ll definitely be contacting Mr. Hardy.
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Posted by Warren | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the BEST ATTORNEY'S in TEXAS
My husband and I chose to hire Mr. Hardy on the recommendation of several people whom we trust to handle a legal matter for our teenage son. From day one he put us at ease and explained everything in detail. We felt confident in Mr. Hardy as soon as we first spoke with him. He always returned phone calls or emails, is extremely easy to talk to, and constantly kept us updated of all progress on the case. The one thing that stands out for us, as parents, is that he genuinely cared what happened to our son. He went above and beyond to help us make sure this never happened again. He truly cared. I can’t imagine any other attorney working with our son the way Mr. Hardy did. He even called to ask how our son was doing after the case was over . We feel fortunate to have had an attorney of this caliber represent our son, and highly recommend Mr. Hardy.
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Posted by Henry | August 7, 2015
Amazing
When my son got into trouble and needed a lawyer I didn’t know who to call. The Court Clerk recommended Mr. Hardy. He is amazing. He took the time to explain everything to us and our son really liked him as well. When we went to court, he was very professional, and made sure that we understood everything that was happening. While we didn’t meet under the best of circumstances, I can’t imagine going thru that process with anyone else. We would definitely use him again and certainly highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2015
Complicated Will with Blended Families
I appreciate everything Brent Hardy did for my spouse and I. He handled our arrangements with the utmost professionalism and I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal assistance.
Posted by Georgia | August 6, 2015
Highly Recommend
I chose Mr. Hardy to represent me in my DWI case. I was terrified and had no idea what to expect. He was extremely calm and knowledgeable. He calmed my nerves, and helped me throughout the entire process. I am so thankful for Mr. Hardy. I highly recommend him.
Response from Brent Hardy November 16, 2019
Thanks, Georgia. Your sense of humor made it all fun!
Posted by Tricia | August 6, 2015
Excellent Work
Mr. Hardy defended me earlier this year. He was always available to discuss the many steps of my case. He was thorough in explaining what to expect in court and throughout the process. Mr. Hardy was kind and confident in his work. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Paula | August 5, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
I am thrilled that I choose Mr. Hardy. He took the time to explain everything to me. He is patient and he also communicates well. He responds promptly even on weekends and made me feel much better about my problem. In addition, he will not mislead you. He is very knowledgeable and has gone farther than any other lawyer to explain my options.
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Posted by Brian | August 4, 2015
He knows the law!
Brent Hardy is a wonderful attorney! He successfully got us out of a difficult situation. His knowledge of the law enabled him to do so. We are incredibly grateful to Mr. Hardy!
Response from Brent Hardy August 4, 2015
Thank you for your kind words, Brian. Remember that I had a great client to work with!
Posted by Kenneth | April 20, 2015
Excellent
Brent was my attorney for three cases in which jail time seemed inevitable, but with Mr. Hardy's knowledge in the DWI field I was simply given a time served. Every time I called Mr. Hardy he seem to always answer or at the least return my phone call immediately. He also gave me consistent updates on my cases until everything was resolved. I would highly recommend Mr. Hardy to anyone.
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Response from Brent Hardy August 4, 2015
Thank you Kenneth. We should also acknowledge inept police conduct for contributing to our success in your case.
Posted by Juanita | September 26, 2014
Highly recommended!
Mr. Hardy did a wonderful job as our attorney. Even my son (a teenager) liked him. He explained everything very clearly, and was very generous with his time. He is a true professional, and I highly recommend him.
Response from Brent Hardy July 26, 2015
Thanks for the kind words, Juanita. Your son's mature demeanor made the case easy. He has a bright future.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2014
Great lawyer, strong recommendation
I retained Mr Hardy to represent me after a drug arrest. He spent lots of time with me preparing for my case, and he was always helpful in answering my questions. He knows the law very well, and seems self confident and professional in court. He presented my case extremely well, and I was thrilled with the outcome. In short, he does a woderful job, and I strongly recommend him to others.
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Response from Brent Hardy August 4, 2015
I will never forget your "bug eyes" before the jury declared you "not guilty". If only I had a picture!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Private attorney
  • Law Office of Brent R. Hardy
  • 1992 - Present
  • Candidate for Judge,
  • Kendall County Court at Law
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Matthews & Branscomb, PC
  • 1989 - 1992

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1989
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • State of Texas vs. T.D.
  • Dismissed.
  • State of Texas vs. S.L.
  • Dismissed.
  • State of Texas v. T.L.M.
  • Case dismissed.
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Associations

  • Texas DWI Defense Lawyers Assn
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Associate Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas- Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Juvenile Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Associate
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2019
  • Named Among 20 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Antonio
  • Expertise.com
  • 2019
  • Named to Critical Response Team
  • United States Concealed Carry Ass'n
  • 2019
  • Best 20 Attorneys in San Antonio
  • Expertise.com
  • 2018
  • Named Among San Antonio's Top Lawyers
  • S.A. Scene Magazine
  • 2018
  • Selected One of 15 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Antonio
  • Advisoryup.com
  • 2018
  • Named Among 20 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Antonio
  • Expertise.com
  • 2018
  • Associate
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2018
  • Invited to Critical Response Team
  • United States Concealed Carry Association
  • 2018
  • Associate
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2017
  • Selected One of 15 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Antonio
  • Advisoryup.com
  • 2017
  • Named One of 20 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Antonio
  • Expertise.com
  • 2017
  • Invited to Critical Response Team
  • United States Concealed Carry Association
  • 2017
  • Named Among 20 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Antonio
  • Expertise.com
  • 2016
  • Associate
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2016
  • Invited to Critical Response Team
  • United States Concealed Carry Association
  • 2015
  • Associate
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2015
  • Associate
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2014
  • CARE Commitment Recognition
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2014
  • Scholarship- Criminal Defense Trial Skills & Trial Law Program
  • Center for American & International Law
  • 2014
  • State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2013
  • Assiciate
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2013
  • CARE Commitment Recognition
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2013
  • Associate
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2012
  • State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2012
  • Associate
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2011
  • Associate
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2010
  • Inductee
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Boerne Star
  • Judicial Ethics: A Conservative Approach
  • 2012
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Pitfalls: Discharge
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • FOB Attorney Conference
  • Maintaining Sanity among the Alternatives
  • 2019
  • Attorney Office Management
  • Attorney Agreements: How Much Do I Owe?
  • 2019
  • Texas Criminal Trial College
  • Perfecting Direct and Cross-Examination
  • 2018
  • Texas Criminal Trial College
  • Theory of the Case: Closing Argument
  • 2018
  • FOB Attorney Conference
  • Attorney Stress Management
  • 2017
  • Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • Fundamentals of Defense
  • 2017
  • FOB Attorney Conference
  • Attorney Sanity: The Alternative is Nuts
  • 2016
  • Schools in Court
  • Constitutional Foundations
  • 2015
  • Constitutional Rights
  • Courts in School
  • 2014
  • Advanced Litigation Skills
  • Cross Examination
  • 2014
  • FOB Attorney Conference
  • Stress in the Practice of Law
  • 2013
  • Advanced Litigation Skills
  • Voir Dire
  • 2013
  • Kendall County Bar Association Meeting
  • Judicial Integrity
  • 2012
  • FOB Attorney Conference
  • Stress Management in Law
  • 2012
  • Courts in School
  • Defense Attorney Perspective
  • 2012
  • Advanced Trial Skills
  • Trial Preparation & Investigation
  • 2012
  • FOB Attorney Conference
  • Anxiety Management
  • 2011
  • Advanced Trial Skills
  • Voir Dire
  • 2011
  • Kendalia Business Conference
  • Judicial Candidate Debate
  • 2010
  • Candidate Forum
  • Constitutional Law: Specific Intent
  • 2010
  • FOB Attorney Conference
  • Stress Management
  • 2009
  • Business Entities & Practice
  • Fiduciaries: Arm for Battle
  • 1996
  • Texas Cattlemen Association Roundup
  • Agricultural Business Entities
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (96)
Given (306)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hardy is an excellent attorney with an exceptional grasp and knowledge of the law. I would heartily recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brent Hardy has built an excellent reputation as one of the toughest criminal defense attorneys in South Texas. He truly deserves that title. He is a fierce litigator and a tough attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Hardy is a respected professional that offers great representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I confidently endorse this lawyer’s work and standing in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brent is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. You can tell by his profile he is an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Hardy for individuals needing an attorney. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Hardy is an asset to the community, I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brent is an extremely well regarded criminal defense lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hardy is an exceptional attorney and advocate for his clients. He is a formidable attorney with a vast array of experience and knowledge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. For solid representation see Brent Hardy. He is an excellent lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Brent without reservation. He has the knowledge and skill set to get the right results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Hardy with no reservation. Your needs will be well served with him as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hardy is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a criminal lawyer in TX you can choose from thousands, but if you need to win your charge you only have one choice Brent Hardy he is simply a Superb Lawyer. I endorse him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Brent. With 18 years of experience and over 1000 cases under his belt, you can rest assured that he knows what works when it comes to your defense!"
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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Brent R. Hardy
Brent R. Hardy
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 32 years
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