Mission: At Hardin & Lott, our mission is to fight for the rights of employees. Employers often hire high-priced lawyers from top law schools to defend their positions. We are here to even the score, and make sure that you get the best legal advice and representation in any case we pursue. Employees invest time and energy into their jobs, sacrificing a significant part of their lives. When employees are treated illegally or unjustly at work, they deserve a law firm that will be equally committed to them. We pledge to use our extensive skill and experience in litigation to fight for the best result for every client whose case we accept.
Legal Excellence: Founding attorney James Hardin, a graduate of the prestigious UCLA School of Law, offers more than 17 years litigation experience to his clients. He has recovered over $95 million in verdicts and settlements for plaintiffs, in addition to obtaining many other notable victories for clients. James’s accomplishments in the legal profession have been acknowledged on many occasions. He has a perfect rating (10.0 out of 10.0) with AVVO and has won various awards recognizing his excellence as a litigator. These honors include a 2015 award from Corporate Livewire for Labor and Employment firm of the year, recognition as one of the Best Lawyers of America for 2017 , Top 100 Attorney nationwide in 2017 by in Top 100 Magazine, and Top 100 Employment Attorney in California by the National Advocates organization in 2015 and 2017. Additionally, James was, named a “Top Attorney” in 2014 by OC Metro magazine and as a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers six times. As a result of his impressive verdicts, James is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, two of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlement and less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Employee Rights Lawyers: California and Federal law provide employees with rights in various aspects of their employment, including laws regarding wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wages and hours, medical leaves, employee benefits, privacy, trade secrets, and class actions. Our goal is to use our deep knowledge of these laws and our extensive litigation experience to aggressively advocate for you at every stage of your case, from pretrial investigations all the way through trial.