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. He is the owner of Matt Hardin Law, PLLC.
Matt serves as an officer on the Executive Board of Governors for the Tennessee Association for Justice (formerly the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association). He has served for the past few years on the Board of Governors. He is the Treasurer of the TAJ, Chair for the Annual Review CLE, and serves on the Legislative Committee for the TAJ. Matt is the former President of the Nashville Chapter of the Rhodes College Alumni Group and is on the Board of Directors for his fraternity Alpha Tau Omega’s chapter at Rhodes College. Matt is a member of the Nashville Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association.
Matt has earned AV Preeminent® certification by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings(tm). 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. Click here to read more about the rating process. Matt has been named 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 the West End United Methodist Church in Nashville. Janet works as a Sales Director at Polymer Group Inc. 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, snow skiing, the search for perfect Southern barbecue, and going to the lake.