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About James Hardin

To fight for the rights of employees

James Hardin

Hardin is an experienced attorney who founded Hardin Law Group, an elite law firm, to fight for the rights of employees. After training as a business lawyer, James has focused his practice on representing employees in employment-related disputes regarding almost every imaginable issue, including cases or issues involving wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, medical leaves, employee benefits, privacy, class actions, and trade secrets.

With over 20 years litigation experience since graduating from the prestigious UCLA School of Law in 1999, James has recovered over $110 million in verdicts and settlements, in addition to obtaining many other notable results for clients.

CASE RESULTS

$
11,200,000
class action
$
10,000,000
+
breach of contract and fraud
$
10,000,000
+
fraud and unfair competition
$
8,750,000
class action
$
8,000,000
shareholder/partnership dispute
$
2,150,000
class action
$
2,000,000
+
wrongful termination
$
1,500,000
+
wrongful termination
$
900,000
+
PAGA
$
585,000
PAGA

AWARDS

Super Lawyers
6x - Rising
Star

2019

Best Law Firm and Best Lawyer

America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigator

2018

Best Law Firm and Best Lawyer

America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigator

Top 100 Lawyer – American Society for Legal Advocates

2017

America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigator

Top 100 Lawyer by Distinguished Attorney Magazine

Top 100 Employment Attorney in California by the National Advocates

Best Lawyer

BACKGROUND

Proven &
Prolific

Before founding Hardin Law Group, James worked at several of the nation’s top law firms, including Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson, in addition to Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker and Call, Jensen & Ferrell, where he was a shareholder.

He recently authored a leading book on California trade secrets law, entitled “California Trade Secret Litigation, Practice Guide” (2015), and has written articles on other employment-related subjects. He also regularly presents on topics regarding litigation skills and tactics.

AFFILIATIONS

United States District Court, All California Districts

Protect Your Rights. Contact Us.

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Orange County Office

(949) 337-4810

(844) 615-1122

23 Corporate Plaza Drive, Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Los Angeles Office

(310) 606-2122

1638 South Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

San Francisco Office

(415) 510-2211

One Sansome Street, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104

No Recovery, No Fee. Call today for a free case evaluation.

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