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Rusty Hardin Earns 2019 Chambers USA Honors as Top Trial Lawyer in Commercial and White-Collar Criminal Litigation

May 10, 2019

HOUSTON — Rusty Hardin has earned a 2019 national ranking from the prestigious Chambers USA legal guide for his trial skills and also received top rankings in Texas for his work in commercial litigation and white-collar crime & government investigations.

The annual Chambers recognition is one of the most sought-after by business lawyers. Mr. Hardin's dual honors in Texas — for both commercial and criminal defense litigation — are highly unusual. He earned top Band 1 rankings for both. Chambers also included him in the guide's select “Spotlight” list of notable Texas lawyers. Nationally, he earned honors as a “Recognized Practitioner” among all U.S. trial lawyers.

“The 'terrific' Rusty Hardin possesses impressive credentials in civil and criminal litigation,” Chambers wrote. “He has a wealth of experience representing clients at trial.”

Mr. Hardin's full honors from Chambers can be viewed here.

A prosecutor before he launched Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP, in 1996, Mr. Hardin has tried more than 170 cases before juries, excelling in all types of trials. He has long been nationally known for representing high-profile clients ranging from sports stars to Fortune 500 corporations.

Last year, Mr. Hardin was one of just four U.S. lawyers selected as a Global Elite Thought Leader in litigation by the international legal research firm Who's Who Legal based on surveys of general counsel and practicing attorneys. In 2013, he made the list of The National Law Journal's 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

The Chambers USA guide is produced by London-based Chambers and Partners, known worldwide for its thorough guides to the legal profession. Recognition is based on thousands of attorney and client interviews to identify lawyers who demonstrate top technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commitment, and other key qualities.

Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP has built an outstanding reputation for taking on the causes of its clients and obtaining favorable results in both civil matters and significant criminal cases. Visit https://www.rustyhardin.com.


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