Matt Hardin is a second generation attorney from Cookeville, Tennessee. He attended Rhodes College as an undergraduate before going on to obtain both his master’s and law degrees from the University of Tennessee. Matt’s practice is focused in the areas of plaintiff personal injury, car & tractor trailer wrecks, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home and premises liability. He practices law throughout all three grand divisions of the state of Tennessee and in Kentucky. He is the owner of Matt Hardin Law, PLLC.
Matt serves as an officer on the Executive Board of Governors for the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA). He is currently Vice President of the TTLA, Chair of the Membership Committee, and serves on the Legislative Committee. He has previously served as the Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian for the TTLA. Matt is the former President of the Nashville Chapter of the Rhodes College Alumni Group. He is also former President of the Board of Directors for his fraternity Alpha Tau Omega’s chapter at Rhodes College and now serves on the Board of Directors. Matt is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association and Kentucky Justice Association.
In addition to being recognized by Best Lawyers®, Matt has earned AV Preeminent® certification by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. AV Preeminent® is the highest rating achieved, a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. Matt has been named among the “10 Best in Tennessee” for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. He is also a Mid-South Superlawyer and he is a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. Fellows are selected by their colleagues for devotion to service to the client and to the public interest. Each class is limited to approximately 1% of the bar in Nashville. Matt is also an Eagle Scout.
Prior to opening his own firm, Matt was a partner at Rudy, Wood, Winstead, Williams and Hardin, PLLC. He also previously practiced at Gullett, Sanford, Robinson & Martin PLLC in Nashville and at Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC in Memphis. Matt worked for five years as an insurance defense attorney before he concentrated his practice on representing plaintiffs. This background has given him valuable insight on how insurance companies evaluate and value cases.
Matt and his wife, Janet, are active members of West End United Methodist Church in Nashville. Janet works as the Executive Director of Matt Hardin Law. She has a chemical engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Belmont University. Matt and Janet are proud parents to Henry and Grace. Matt enjoys college football, college basketball, professional tennis, and the Kentucky Derby. He likes playing tennis, lawyer league softball, snow skiing, the search for perfect Southern barbecue, and going to the lake.