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Del Laverne Hardy

Litigation Attorney at Reno, NV

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 40 years
    Nevada - NV 40 years
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1983
    Disbarred Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2020
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1983
    Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details

About Del

Learn Del’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    This is what a trial lawyer does. I am a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College and post graduate 1 and 2 as well. I have tried all klnds of cases from personal injury to business litigation to murder trials.

    40 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Business
    I am known for my ability to take complex business cases and make them understandable to a jury. The secret though is if you represent a business to keep them out of court. I have a number of longtime business clients and have become friends with most my clients thru the years.

    37 years, 100 cases

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    It is part of being a trial lawyer you get involved in lawsuits and disputes.

    40 years, 5,000 cases

  4. Arbitration
    I have been a trained arbiter for over two decades I have also represented parties in arbitrations hundreds of times.

    30 years, 100 cases

  5. Brain injury
    I have done TBI cases for decades I have assisted many other attorneys with their cases as well. You have to know the medicine and you have to know how to present a injured person and the family.

    40 years, 50 cases

  6. Contracts and agreements
    Part of my business practice

    37 years, 1,000 cases

  7. Corporate and incorporation
    Part of my business practice

    37 years, 1,000 cases

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Hardy Law Group
96-98 Winter St.
Reno, NV, 89503-5605


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Posted by Helen & Bill | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer and A Great Man
Del was able to bring closure to a 3 year old case and get it solved for us out of Court. His office staff is are great too.
Posted by Donna | December 11, 2014
Will, Prrobate, Estate Trust and Family Trust
Mr. Hardy was referred to me by my tax professional. When I finally meet he was very helpful and took the time to answer my questions regarding my fathers Will. Mr. Hardy was very helpful with Probate and setting up Estate Trust during a very difficult time for me., He was very knowledgeable and not in a hurry to get our conversations over with. I have spoken to other lawyers in the past and none were as helpful and took the time to answer my questions like Del did. It is a joy to know that there are still lawyers out there that wish to help people like Del did with me. I would highly recommend Del. My husband and I also hired Del to do our own Family Trust, Last Will and Testament and Durable Power of Attorney for our health care decisions. Del and his staff kept me informed. If he wasn't sure, he said so, so NO false promises I found no negatives and highly impressed.
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Posted by William | December 11, 2014
Excellent attorney, excellent firm!
Mr. Hardy and his firm has handled a number of legal matters for me over the years. In each case he has provided top notch council either personally or through his firm. I have always known him to be ethical, fair, and responsive. I have recommended him to many of my associates.
Posted by Steve | December 10, 2014
I recommend Del for any type of legal expertise
I've had Del represent me and my business in multiple types of cases. Top notch representat ion and he goes the extra mile for his clients.
Posted by Eddie | September 4, 2014
When needed call out the Big guns
I've known Del for quite some time now and I must say he's smart,takes care of business, and is good in a pinch. He has helped me ranging from business matters with the City to a high profile case that went to the Supreme Court and we won. Del has built a great Law Firm and they handle a wide range of problems with excellent results. Del is an outstanding litigator in the courtroom he's quick witted and sharp that cant be taught. He also helps fight for good causes because he cares and I appreciate our friendship very much. So Del comes highly recommended from me and my family to you and yours if you are ever in need of an excellent Law firm with a great reputation. Thanks Del
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Posted by LEE | May 21, 2013
Del did a great job for me handling a suit with a jury to collect a debt on a contruction project. I was very impressed with his preparation and court room presence. Del has handled my personal and company issues 25+ years, we are very satisfied.
Posted by Linda | April 29, 2013
Gave us HOPE!
My husband and I were forced to sue an old friend/business partner who not only dissolved a partnership, but refused to settle out of court. This has been very emotional and frustrating for my husband and I who after two years of trying to settle the matter on our own, we were forced to hire an attorney. Del Hardy has been working very hard and has put our minds at ease with HOPE that there is light at the end our our tunnel. I know that we would not have gotten this far with any other attorney. Del quickly responds to any of our questions or concerns without making us feel like were wasting his time. Without hesitation we gladly recommend Del.
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Posted by Mike | April 29, 2013
Knows the value of a case
Mr. Hardy is a veteran trial attorney who is sensitive to, and skillfully navigates, the rampant inefficiencies inherent to civil litigation in service of cost effective advocacy. Throughout the litigation process his command of case facts and plain-spoken language fosters clear understanding of the issues between adversaries all while maintaining a cordial tone. Such skills are critical where settlement is in play. However where parties are unable to resolve differences absent trial, Mr. Hardy maintains a vast toolbox of courtroom skills to tell your story to the finder of fact, be it judge or jury. He is able to accomplish these things through his devotion to preparation, a trait sorely lacking in a world increasingly focused on short cuts.
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Posted by dtgpilot | April 19, 2013
Very trust worthy and compassionate
Advised and handled all of our trust issues.
Posted by Peter | April 19, 2013
Competent and caring
I was forced to bring suit against a former business partner who refused to settle accounts on dissolution of the partnership. It took almost two years, start to finish, to force a court supervised public auction. Del Hardy tried very hard to force a settlement, but my former partner would not negotiate. Though I didn't want settlement through auction, I did want distribution of assets and that is what I finally got, through Del's work. I recommend Del, to any and all, with no reservations.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020.

Disbarment issued in CA, 2020
updated on 03/29/2021

Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the California State Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.

Public Reprimand issued in NV, 2018
updated on 09/18/2018

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Reciprocal - Suspension issued in NV, 2018
updated on 09/18/2018

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Nevada.

Interim suspension after conviction issued in CA, 2018
updated on 05/07/2018

This means the attorney temporarily lost his or her license to practice law while the State investigates whether the attorney should be disciplined. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Smyth v TMX and Malloy
  • Jury awarded 250k and get attorney fees

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2014


  • The Warrior
  • Never alone with a jury again
  • 2008
  • The Warrior
  • How to do your own focus group and such
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Grad Two
  • How to do your own focus group
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
Endorse Del
Litigation Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Hardy has had tremendous success for his clients from smaller, straightforward business formation matters to extremely complex lawsuits and everything in between. The way he makes it a point to truly listen to his clients concerns sets him apart from other lawyers and gives him the ability to really understand how to get his clients justice. His ability to remember and recite most of the significant Nevada Supreme Court reported opinions in the areas of civil and business law is unparalleled. It is truly an honor to work someone of such superior talent."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Del since 2004. We have worked on several cases together. Del is one of the most respected attorneys I know and is very knowledgeable. He is one of the attorneys who you know that you can always go to him for help. He will drop what he is doing and offer any assistance needed"
Commercial real estate
Personal injury

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Reno Litigation Lawyer Del Laverne Hardy
Del Laverne Hardy
Litigation Attorney
Reno, NV
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details