Aurora L. Hardin


Aurora focuses her practice on complex civil litigation. She litigates these matters in both state and federal courts. She has experience in a wide variety of subject matter, including contract, business, and trust and estate disputes, along with labor and employment litigation, constitutional law practice, personal injury matters, and landlord-tenant law. She also advises school districts on special education and Title IX matters. She uses all of this experience to serve clients in litigation-related matters.

Aurora 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. She 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.

Practice Areas

  • 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
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Obtained summary judgment at the United States District Court level in ADEA employment action
  • Represented landowner in defense of eminent domain proceedings. Case settled favorably at mediation
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of closely-held corporation in stock transfer dispute. Judgment affirmed on appeal
  • Successfully represented property owner in slip-and-fall case alleging negligence. Case settled favorably at mediation
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Super Lawyers® Rising Stars ALH
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in both Poverty, Health, and the Law and also in Family Law, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

Community and Professional Service

  • SafeNet, Former Board Member
  • SafeNet Protection From Abuse Coordinated Services, Former Advisory Board Member
  • ServErie, Former Board Member

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Chair, 2022 and Vice Chair, 2021
  • 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
  • American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm's Annual Municipal Law Symposium, 2023: Special Education topic: Navigating Manifestation Determinations and Reducing Liability Through Regulatory Compliance
  • Apartment Association of NWPA's 'Lease & Legal' Seminar, February 2023
  • Firm's Annual Municipal Law Symposium "Tips" Webinar, 2022
  • Legal Considerations in Contracting, for local nonprofit representatives - October 2021
  • Title IX Training for School Districts (virtual, 2021)