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Brian R. Hardy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Marquis Aurbach
10001 Park Run Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Phone: 702-207-6097
Fax: 702-856-8997
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2018
Licensed in Nevada Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense, Business/Corporate, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Legislative & Governmental Affairs, Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

Mr. Hardy’s areas of practice include: civil litigation, insurance defense, business litigation, formation & licensing; real estate; administrative & regulatory law; campaign & election law; First Amendment & defamation; legislative affairs; intellectual property; constitutional law and eminent domain.

Mr. Hardy returned to Marquis Aurbach after serving as vice president and general house counsel for a prominent firearms group.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hardy served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Federal District Court Judge James C. Mahan. While working for the Federal District Court, Mr. Hardy assisted the Judge Mahan in his services as Judge Pro Tempore on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California. Mr. Hardy has successfully handled jury and bench trials obtaining multi-million-dollar judgments on behalf of his clients.  Moreover, Mr. Hardy has represented local, national and international clients and has filed on behalf of his clients petitions and appeals to the Nevada and United States Supreme Courts. Having served as the attorney for state and local political parties, Mr. Hardy has overseen, advised and litigated issues regarding elections, campaigns and voting rights.  Beyond the courtroom, Mr. Hardy has obtained privileged and other licenses for firearms companies, restaurants, sports bars, gaming manufacturers, slot route operators and medical/recreational marijuana establishments.  He has also assisted clients in proposing and opposing legislation and controls which impact their business and trade associations and presenting policy and other arguments on behalf of clients before federal, state and local regulatory and professional agencies.  Mr. Hardy served on the board of a number of organizations including Easter Seals Nevada and Roseman University.  Beyond the office, Mr. Hardy enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife and four children.

About Brian R. Hardy

First Admitted: 2006, Nevada

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Educational Background

  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Las Vegas, Juris Doctor , 2006
  • Weber State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science, 2003


  • Listed, Rising Star, Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Named, Top 100 Lawyers, MYVEGAS Magazine, 2015
  • Corporate/Incorporation, Top Lawyer, Desert Companion, 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rating, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Southern Nevada Top Lawyer (Corporate/Incorporation), Southern Nevada Top Lawyer (Corporate/Incorporation), Desert Companion Magazine, 2014
  • Listed, Top Lawyer, Vegas Inc., 2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Washington, D.C., 2019
  • United States Supreme Court, 2014
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2013
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. District, Court of Nevada, 2006
  • State Bar of Nevada, 2006
  • State Bar of Nevada - Member of the Gaming Law Section - Member of the Intellectual Property Law Section Member of the Clark County Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • ., Are You Secure with Your Tenant?, CCIM, 2019
  • The Liquor License: Never Drink Alone, The Liquor License: Never Drink Alone, CCIM, Commercial Real Estate, 2007
  • The Nevada Gaming License: A Gamble You Should Not Make Alone, The Nevada Gaming License: A Gamble You Should Not Make Alone, CCIM, Real Estate, 2007
  • If I Were Chairman . . ., If I Were Chairman . . ., Global Gaming Business, 2005

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Government
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
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Office Location for Brian R. Hardy

10001 Park Run Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89145

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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