Mission: At Hardin Law Group, 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 20 years litigation experience to his clients. He has recovered over $110 million in verdicts and settlements for plaintiffs, in addition to obtaining many other notable defense victories for clients. James’s accomplishments in the legal profession have been acknowledged on many occasions.
He has a perfect rating (10.0 over of 10.0) with AVVO. He has won various awards recognizing his excellence as a litigator including being named, most recently, a 2019 Best Law Firm, 2019 Best Lawyer, 2018 America’s Top High Stakes Litigator, 2018 Top 100 Lawyer by American Society for Legal Advocates, 2017 America’s Top High Stakes Litigator, 2017 Top 100 Lawyers by Distinguished Attorney Magazine, 2017 Top 100 Employment Attorney in California by the National Advocates, 2017 Best Lawyer, 2016 10 Best in Labor and Employment by the American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2015 Labor and Employment Firm of the Year by Corporate Livewire, 2014 Top Attorney by OC Metro Magazine, and a “Rising Star” six times by SuperLawyers. As a result of his impressive verdicts and settlements, 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 settlements – 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, 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.