Joe Hardesty handles complex commercial litigation for clients with particular emphasis on representing clients in construction and business disputes. He defends and prosecutes claims for clients arising from major construction projects throughout the country, surety disputes, commercial real estate disputes and a variety of disputes arising from business transactions. He also advises clients on matters related to government regulation, contracting and compliance.
Before Stites & Harbison
Mr. Hardesty was in-house counsel at BellSouth Corporation where he handled litigation and regulatory matters. Prior to law school, Mr. Hardesty was a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army, where he served in the Eighth Infantry Division in Germany and First Army Headquarters in Maryland. After leaving the active Army to attend law school, Mr. Hardesty continued to serve in the Army Reserves until 1999.
Construction Manager — Represented Construction Manager on a variety of legal issues arising from construction of the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville
Wage Dispute — Successfully represented subcontractor through a negotiated settlement in a prevailing wage dispute with the state labor cabinet
Commercial Real Estate Dispute — Obtained a summary judgment in federal court in favor of a residential home builder arising from a commercial real estate dispute
Insurance Bad Faith Suit — Successfully defended a payment bond surety in an insurance bad faith suit
Construction Delay case — Successfully prosecuted a claim for a general contractor against a subcontractor for delays and defective work arising from Federal construction project at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Advertising Contract Dispute — Successfully defended telecommunication company in directory advertising contract dispute