Attorney of the Month Hal Hardin
A True Tennessean
By Jackson Williams
Beginning with his practice in the District Attorney’s Office to his successful representation of diverse clients such as a governor, a national news organization, a lawyer charged with murdering her attorney husband, Hal Hardin has earned his position as one of the top attorneys in the state.
His ancestral roots in Tennessee reach back over 200 years, but as soon as he graduated high school, Hardin left home for work in Washington, D.C. as a FBI fingerprint technician. He studied part time at George Washington University. It was there that he met Senator John Kennedy in what he describes today as a life-altering event.
“I was struck by how right I thought he was,” Hardin says. “He had such a great imagination. I was only 20 at the time, but his words inspired me to become involved. He was the most charismatic person I have ever met.”