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. Previously worked at Rudy, Wood, Winstead, Williams and Hardin, 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 also chairs the Upcoming Issues Committee and the Awards Committee for the Tennessee Association for Justice, as well as working on the Legislative Committee. 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, Tennessee Bar Association, and American Bar Association. He is the Treasurer for the Executive Board of the TAJ and Chair for the Annual Review CLE for the TAJ.
Prior to joining Rudy, Wood, Winstead, Williams & Hardin, PLLC, Matt 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.