Ms. Hardin focuses her practice on litigation. She graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and the Pennsylvania State University. While in law school, she developed a variety of legal experience, including a Judicial Externship with the Honorable Judge Brian Edwards of the Jefferson County Circuit Court in Louisville, Kentucky. Ms. Hardin interned at two large corporations, served as a student attorney at a law clinic, and clerked at both a small law firm and the Bullitt County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. She was also a Graduate Fellow at the Legislative Research Commission in Frankfort, Kentucky. She uses all of this experience to serve clients in litigation-related matters.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted attorneys and state prosecutors with trial preparation as a law clerk at the Bullitt County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in Shepherdsville, Kentucky
  • Conducted research and drafted opinions and orders in response to motions and appeals as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Brian Edwards at the Jefferson County Circuit Court in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Reviewed and revised contracts for sale and negotiated for favorable terms as legal intern for a global steel producer
  • Researched and evaluated an environmental compliance program and provided compliance recommendations as a legal intern for a global steel producer
  • Conducted legal research about compliance issues as a legal intern for a large entertainment corporation
  • Conducted public policy research and provided support for legislative committee meetings as a Graduate Fellow at the Legislative Research Commission in Frankfort, Kentucky

Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Poverty, Health, and the Law and in Family Law, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

Professional Service

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association's Women in the Profession Committee, Member, including subcommittees: Promotion of Women; Public Service; and Quality of Life

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; Top 5% of Class
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., Graduated With Distinction; Deans List All Semesters

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee Member (including Member of Promotion of Women, Public Service, and Quality of Life Subcommittees); Young Lawyers Division Member

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