Phil Harding

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Denver, CO

Harding & Associates, P.C.
 | 730 17th Street, Suite 650
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-762-9500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Phil Harding founded his Denver law firm, Harding & Associates, P.C., in 1995. In the 20 years that have passed since his firm's doors first opened, Mr. Harding has helped countless clients from the Denver metropolitan area and surrounding eastern Colorado achieve justice through civil litigation. He regularly represents clients' interests in cases involving the following:

• Personal injury, including automobile accidents
• Wrongful death
• Construction defects
• Criminal law
• Employment discrimination
• Sexual harassment
• Corporate representation
• Disability insurance claims
• Social Security Disability denials

Mr. Harding began his legal career in 1991 after earning his law degree from University of Denver Sturm College of Law and his approval to practice law in the state of Colorado. Prior to founding his firm, he spent five years gaining valuable trial experience while working as an associate attorney at large litigation firms in the Denver area.

Since 1995, attorney Harding has earned a reputation as a formidable opponent in the courtroom. He has secured a number of settlements and verdicts for his clients, including two multimillion-dollar jury verdicts in wrongful death cases. These two wins and his other numerous victories have led to much recognition from within the legal community.

Mr. Harding is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is a prestigious group that comprises only 1 percent of the nation's attorneys, all of whom must have secured at least $1 million for a client in a settlement or verdict. He has also received an AV-Preeminent* peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he holds a "Superb" Avvo rating.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%)

Construction Litigation (30%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017

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About Phil Harding

Admitted: 1991, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.hlaw.org/profiles.asp

Honors and Awards:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado , 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Colorado , 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado, 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado, 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado, 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado, 2009
  • Patent #6,067,012 awarded to Phil Harding, 2000
  • Personalities of America for Contributions to Business and Law, 1998
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1995
  • Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans, 1993
  • Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans, 1992
  • Top 100 trial lawyers in Colorado., The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Member
  • Weekly "Ask the Attorney" on Denver's TV station KWGN Colorado's Best
  • Super Lawyers®, 2012 and 2013
  • AV Rated Lawyer - Martindale Hubbell
  • Who's Who in American Law 1996/97
  • Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges 1985-86
  • Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges 1984-85
  • Life member - Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002
  • United States Supreme Court, 1994
  • United States District Court, 1992
  • Colorado Bar, 1991
  • Member, Arapahoe Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Director, Positive Coaching, 1996 - 2003
  • Free monthly legal clinic at Agape Christian Church (an inner city church in Denver)
  • President, Englewood Rotary, 2005-2006
  • International Director, Englewood Rotary, 1999-2004
  • Englewood Rotary, 1997 to present
  • Monthly Free Legal Clinic at Agape Christian Church in Five Points

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $5,000,000.00 judgment on theft/fraud, $4,000,000 verdict on wrongful death - Offer before trial was $57,500, $3,000,000.00 jury verdict wrongful death claims- Offer before trial $25,000, $1,900,000.00 judgment breach of duty, $750,000.00 settlement on malpractice/negligence claim, $400,000.00 settlement breach of duty, $395,000.00 settlement employment dispute, $330,000.00 settlement in premises liability claim, $325,000.00 settlement slip and fall, $250,000.00 settlement motor vehicle injury, $200,000.00 settlement disability/insurance denial, $170,000.00 settlement motor vehicle injury, $120,000.00 settlement ERISA/disability claim, $110,175.46 judgment on fraud, $107,000.00 jury verdict on motor vehicle collision (most offered before trial was $3,500)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Harding Steel, C.E.O.

Educational Background:

  • University of Colorado, B.A., Chemistry, 1986
Office Location for Phil Harding

730 17th Street
Suite 650
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-762-9500

 

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Last Updated: 12/19/2016

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