Passion. Experience. Diligence.


Steve began his professional career as Law Clerk to Chancellor William T. Allen of the Delaware Court of Chancery, which is the premier business litigation court in America.

In 1991, Steve became an associate at the Wilmington, Delaware office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, where his practice focused on corporate and shareholder litigation involving large public companies.

Steve moved to Georgia in 1994.  He was Special Counsel at Holland & Knight, LLP and at Friend, Hudak & Harris, LLP.  Since moving to Georgia, Steve has broadened his practice to include litigation and counseling regarding a variety of complex business matters, with a particular emphasis on technology law and trademark and trade secret litigation.


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Hardy Legal LLC is a business and intellectual property law practice that provides legal advice to businesses and their owners.

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Steven W. Hardy

Brigham Young University (B.A., magna cum laude,1987); Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley (J.D., 1990); Associate Editor, California Law Review; 99th percentile on the LSAT.

Steve has represented business clients large and small for nearly 30 years. Steve has hands-on experience trying cases throughout the Atlanta metro area.



B.A. magna cum laude, 1987

Juris Doctor, 1990

Activities & Affiliations

State Bars of Georgia (Intellectual Property, Technology Law and Litigation Sections), State Bar of Delaware; Atlanta Bar Association (Intellectual Property, Litigation and Solo Practice/Small Firm Sections); Lawyers Club of Atlanta. Steve is a past Chair of the Solo Practice/Small Firm Section of the Atlanta Bar, on the Executive Committee of the Technology Law Section of the Georgia State Bar, and is a past Co-Chair of the Membership Committee of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

Bar Admissions

1991, Delaware (in active); 1994, Georgia; U.S. Courts of Appeals for 11th and Federal Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the District of Delaware, the Northern District of Georgia and the Middle District of Georgia; Supreme Court of Georgia; Georgia Court of Appeals.