Joe Hardesty is a Member in the firm's Construction Service Group. His practice focuses on construction law including claims resolution, litigation and contract negotiation. Joe handles complex commercial litigation for clients with particular emphasis on 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 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.