HOUSTON – Rusty Hardin is being recognized as a 2021 Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazer by National Law Journal. This honor highlights plaintiffs’ lawyers from across the country who are agents of change and have shown a deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission. With only 50 attorneys earning a spot on this exclusive list, Mr. Hardin’s selection positions him among the country’s leading lawyers.
This is not the first time Mr. Hardin has been recognized for his dedication to clients. In 2020, the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas inducted Mr. Hardin as its newest Texas Legal Legend, an honor he shares with a long line of highly regarded trial lawyers who have spent their professional careers serving others and taking on challenges that are much bigger than themselves. He also is the founder of Texas People Against Crime, which is focused on addressing criminal justice issues as they relate to both crime victims and law enforcement.
“Serving others is an incredible privilege, and I feel fortunate to be in a position where I and other members at the firm can continue to help those who have been wronged or harmed,” said Mr. Hardin. “Receiving recognition for the work and results we have delivered to clients is a great honor; however, I am simply doing what I love to do and am proud to be on the side of the people,” he adds.
Throughout his 45-year legal career, Mr. Hardin has successfully represented companies and individual plaintiffs across a broad range of industries and professional services. From personal injury work to commercial litigation matters, he has helped clients attain jury awards and out-of-court settlements ranging from several thousand to millions of dollars. His pro bono crusade on behalf of a woman who was sexually assaulted by her boss, then-federal Judge Sam Kent, led to the judge’s prison time and impeachment, and it helped shine a light on the handling of judicial misconduct.
Click here to view Mr. Hardin’s profile and the full list of 2021 Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazers in the special May 2021 issue of National Law Journal.