30 years of Family Law Experience Avvo Rating: 10.0 - Responsive, Accessible, Experienced!30 Years Experience Handling Custody Cases Avvo Rating: 10.0 - SuperLawyer!Accessible, Respected, Responsive! Avvo Rating: 10.0 SuperLawyer!Providing Highly Skilled, Accessible, and Responsive! Avvo Rating: 10.0
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1984||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|SuperLawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2015|
|Best of Family Lawyers - 8 years running||Scene in SA Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer 2006-2015||Texas Monthly Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2006|
|President's Award||San Antonio Bar Association||2005|
|Pro Bono Award||American Bar Association Journal||2005|
|President's Award||San Antonio Bar Association||2004|
|Founding Partner||Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht LLP||1998 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Family Law Foundation||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Family Law Council Member||2008 - Present|
|International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Member (Past President) - Texas Chapter 2009-2010||2004 - Present|
|Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists||Member (Past President 2013-2014)||1989 - Present|
|San Antonio Family Lawyers Association||President||2002 - 2003|
|San Antonio Family Lawyers Association||President||1996 - 1997|
|Relocation Case||Mom and children allowed to move to Corpus.|
|Custody Win||Judge allowed move|
|See all legal cases|
|San Antonio Bar Familiy Law Seminar||Top 30 Tech Tips for the Advanced Family Law Office||2012|
|UT Parent Child Seminar||Bizarre Divorce Cases and Unique Solutions||2010|
|Texas Bar Cle||Bizarre Divorce Cases and Unique Solutions||2010|
|St. Marys University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law||Business||Bachelor of Business Administration||1981|
|Southern Methodist University||Journalism and Mass Communication||Bachelor of Fine Arts||1980|
|State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting||Indispensable Tips for All Family Lawyers: From Basics to Advanced Ideas||2015|
|Marriage Dissolution Seminar||Fair Attorney Fees Practices||2015|
|Advanced Family Law Course||Essential Office Protocols for Family Lawyers||2015|
|Advanced Family Law Course||Essential and Efficient Office Protocols for Every Family Law Office||2015|
|Advanced Family Law Course||Fair Fees to Clients||2014|
|Marriage Dissolution Seminar||Fairness in Judge's in Chambers Interviews||2013|
|Advanced Family Law Seminar||Successful Mediation Practices||2013|
|Advanced Family Law Course - Boot Camp||Successful Billing Practices and the Mutual Fairness Doctrine||2013|
|Advanced Family Law Course||Preparing and Presenting your Custody Case Using Technology||2012|
|UT Parent Child Seminar||Bizarre Divorce Cases and Unique Solutions||2010|
|Advanced Family Law Course||Protocols and Advanced Technology||2010|
|2010 Parent-Child Relationships Seminar,||“ADR Is NOT A 4-Letter Word!, Hot Tops for Successful Litigation Alternatives||2010|
|Parent-Child Relationships||Case Law Update||2009|
|On Campus Lecture||How to Maintain Your Financial Relationship with Your Client,||2009|
|Mid-Year Meeting||Co-CLE Director, 2009 , March 17-21, 2009, Kauai, Hawaii||2009|
|Marriage Dissolution Institute||Disproportionate Divisions||2009|
|Advanced Family Law Course||Creative Mediation||2009|
|Advanced Family Law Course||Analyzing Your Property Case||2009|
|35th Annual Advanced Family Law Course,||Analyzing Your Property Case: A Prequel to Characterization, Valuation and Division of the Marital Estate,||2009|
|2009 Parent-Child Relationships: Critical Thinking for Critical Issues||Case Law Update||2009|
|Family Law Section Seminar||Maximizing Results at Mediation,||2008|
|Advanced Family Law Seminar||Practice in the Trenches – Show Me the Money – Your Financial Relationship with Your Client”,||2008|
|34th Annual Advanced Family Law Course||Do I Look Like I’m Negotiating?”, Creative Mediation Techniques Panel,||2008|
|31st Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute||“Electronic Evidence Panel”||2008|
|Family Law Section Seminar||The Mysteries of Family Law: Ten Must Know Procedures||2007|
|2007 Family Law Seminar||The Mysteries of Family Law: 10 Must Know Procedure & Evidence Tips,||2007|
|Ultimate Trial Notebook Family Law||Proving Attorney’s Fees (Ways and Means),||2006|
|Mid Year Meeting||Standard of Value-How to Determine the Value of An Entity,||2006|
|Family Law Section Seminar||Co-Course Director, “Extreme Makeover”,||2006|
|Family Law Section Seminar||Innovative ADR Litigation Options||2006|
|20th Annual Trial Institute;||Litigation Alternative – Collaborative Law||2006|
|San Antonio Bar Seminar||Discovery and Evidence: What I’ve Forgotten Since Law School!||2005|
|Corpus Christi Bar Association Family Law Section,||Make More Money - Play More Golf! Increasing Billing Efficiency & Client Satisfaction!,||2005|
|Advanced Family Law Course,||Evidence and Discovery||2005|
|Use of Discovery at Trial – Ultimate Trial Notebook,||Use of Discovery at Trial – Ultimate Trial Notebook,||2004|
|San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section Seminar||Extreme Billing Makeover - Successful Billing Practices and the Mutual Fairness Doctrine||2004|
|San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section Seminar||New Year’s Resolutions for Successful Billing Practices! (40 Rules to Making More from your Practice),||2004|
|San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section Seminar||Playing By the Rules – Using the Rules of Civil P rocedure, The Rules of Evidence and the Family Code to Bolster Your Child Custody Case||2003|
|Advanced Family Law Drafting Course - New Orleans, Louisiana||Applying Procedural Tactics to Enhance Your Client's Case,||2002|
|Texas Family Law Practice||Applying Procedural Tactics to Enhance Your Client's Case||2000|
|San Antonio Family Lawyers Association Luncheon||U. S. Enforcement of Mexican Decrees, San Antonio, Texas.||1999|
|The 30th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute||Attorneys Fees Ways and Means||N/A|
Posted by Melinda
I never dreamed I would ever need a divorce attorney but I was wrong. Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful situations you could go through in your life. Charles represented me in a manner that made my experience the best it could have been under these circumstances. Charles accepted my calls during the week and weekends. He was in constant communication with me even when he was out of town in conference, family vacation, etc. I never felt like I did not know what was going on in my case. If Charles was unavailable, his paralegal was excellent and always knowledgeable.
I located Charles through a friend of mine who is an attorney. My friend recommmended Charles because not only was he highly respected by his fellow lawyers but but the judges as well. Charles is from the San Antonio area and went to law school in San Antonio which means he is deeply rooted and connected.
The mediator that Charles recommended for my case was excellent. We were able to reach an agreement in one day of mediation.
Overall, I give Charles and his staff the highest recommendation.
Posted by Brian
Charles Hardy surpassed my high expectations for my Child Custody case. He even worked on Fathers day weekend and completed my case. He was very professional and very accessible to my questions regardless of what time or day it was... I will use his services and be his client forever. Completed my case in a extreme short time period and saved me a lot of money. THANK YOU!
Posted by Austin
Charles and his staff are incredible. They helped me navigate a difficult child custody battle and were extremely helpful. He is one of the only lawyers that when you call him he actually answers the phone. Extremely accessible and very responsive all of the time. It was nice to have someone with such experience and knowledge. You could tell he actually cared about doing what is best for his clients.
Posted by Jon
Charles worked with my family and I during a divorce and custody case. He was able to ensure the safety of my 3 kids and allowed us all to remain in our current residence out of state. He was prompt with updates and encouraging whenever he brought news of any kind. He's a joy to talk to, great at helping to plan a course of action, and resolute in following through. His fee is commensurate with the quality of his service. Thank you, Charles.
Posted by anonymous
I am so thankful that I found Mr. Hardy to help me with my divorce and child custody case! He has far exceeded my expectations by being "on call" to answer any questions I have had and among that, is very easy to talk to. He truly cares about his clients and gives them 100%. Thank you for everything!
Posted by Dale
I hired Charles for a child custody case in which my daughter wanted to come live with me. He was very personable from the start. In fact, he answered the phone when I called and had some time immediately so I had my initial consultation while in clothes that I had just done some yard work.
He was forthright about my chances and extremely knowledgeable about the law with an excellent working relationship with the local judges. He anticipated essentially every move of the opposition. Even as I was being gutted by the opposing attorney and my confidence was waning, he was cool, calm, and collected and HIS confidence transferred to me and was borne out with a positive outcome in the case. Even when things proceeded to mediation, he remained an expert in decision making.
He didn't really waste time on meaningless activities. If nothing needed to happen, I didn't hear from him. If we needed to talk, he made himself available even on weekends.
His down to earth personality made it very easy to have some back-and-forth conversations. He was as open about sharing things going on in his life as he was about inquiring about mine.
I have the utmost respect for his performance, persona, integrity, and his ability to develop an excellent client-attorney relationship.
Posted by Lawrence
Charles Hardy is a gifted attorney whose expertise, experience, technical accumen and highly professional demeanor belie a man who is both passionate about his profession and totally dedicated to providing the most competent level of legal representation possible to his clients. I came to him at a very difficult time in my life and with very challenging issues surrounding my situation. Mr. Hardy was quick to reassure me that I had every reason to anticipate an acceptable outcome. He listened, he guided, he mentored and he supported me emotionally throughout this ordeal. He is far more than just an attorney who will get you through your life crisis. He cares, he is experienced and he will go well beyond the expecetd to provide you the highest quality legal representation possible. He is the very best of breed and you will be very happry you secured his services.
Karen Marvel, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Charles Hardy is one of the outstanding lawyers in Texas. His skill and dedication to his clients is evident from the glowing reviews he received here. We oppose each other, we work together on occasion and we work to produce continuing legal education for the local and State Bar. He not only works very hard for his clients but he volunteers his time and energy to help train other lawyers.
George Legrand, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I Have known Charles for many years and have both worked with him and observed him in Court. Charles is devoted to his clients and handles every situation with absolute professionalism. I endorse Charles without hesitation.