Harry Simms Hardin  III - Jones Walker LLP

Harry Simms Hardin III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Harry Hardin is a senior partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, and has been practicing law at Jones Walker since 1971. As a trial attorney, Mr. Hardin has handled hundreds of commercial cases in diverse practice areas, including antitrust, transportation, insurance, contract, patent, trademark and copyright, intellectual property, legal and accountancy malpractice, judicial misconduct, class actions, and appellate law, and he has more than 60 reported decisions. He was trial and appellate counsel in a complex multiparty toxic tort class action, which was tried for five weeks to jury verdict and involved approximately 20 reported decisions during the 10-year span of the case. Mr. Hardin has been retained by and regularly represents railroads, the gaming industry, the entertainment and music industry, health care providers, trade associations, telecommunication companies, computer software and hardware companies, domestic and international manufacturers, banks, and insurance companies. In addition to his broad spectrum of representation, Mr. Hardin frequently lectures on ethics and professionalism, and is a leader in the organized bar. Since 2002, he has held appointment by the Louisiana Supreme Court to chair the Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee.

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Railroad Law, Litigation - Patent, and Litigation - Real Estate (listed annually since 2003)
Recognized in "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Litigation: General Commercial (annually since 2003)
Listed in the 2012 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation (listed annually since 2007)
Listed in Who's Who in American Law (8th Ed.)
AV® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

"Everything You Need to Know About Louisiana's New Advertising Rules", April 17, 2010"ABA Perspectives on Practice", 2007
"Litigation Abuses and Ethical Guidelines for Judicial Campaigning", 2007

"Pitfalls for In-House Counsel" The Brief, American Bar Association Press, Vol. 25, No. 2, Winter 1996

American Bar Association: Member, Sections of Antitrust Law, Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, and Law Practice Management Chair, Operations & Communication Committee (2007–2008) Executive Committee (2007–2008) Board of Governors (2005–2008); Louisiana State Delegate to the Board of Governors (1994–2003) Executive Committee, Conference of State Delegates (1998–2002) 5th Circuit Representative, Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary (1998–2002) Nominating Committee (1996–1998); Steering Committee of the Nominating Committee (2000–2002) House of Delegates, ex officio (1993–1994); American Bar Foundation (Fellow); American Bar Insurance (Board of Directors, 2009 to date); American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow); American Judicature Society (Board of Directors, 2003–2005); Defense Research Institute International Association of Defense Counsel (Fellow); International Trademark Association Louisiana; Appleseed (President, 2008 to date; Advisory Council);  Louisiana Bar Foundation (Lifetime Fellow; Past President; Distinguished Attorney, 2007; Chair, Bar Governance 2010 to date); Louisiana Judicial College (Member, Board of Governors, 1993–1994); Louisiana State Bar Association (Past President; Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, 2007–2008); Louisiana State Law Institute (Council Member, 1994–2003); Louisiana Supreme Court (Chair, Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee; Committee for Revision of Code of Judicial Conduct; Advisory Board); Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (Lecturer, 1989–1996); Metropolitan Crime Commission (Board of Directors, 2007 to date); National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel; New Orleans Bar Association; U.S. Fifth Circuit Lawyers Advisory Committee (1995–1999)

Harvard UniversityBA 1967Tulane Law SchoolJ.D. 1971
American College of Trail Lawyers

Office Location

201 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the New Orleans Metro Area
Harry Simms Hardin III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Appellate)
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Real Estate
Railroad Law

Other Information

Gender: Male