Matthew Hardin

Top rated personal injury attorney in Nashville, Tennessee

Matt Hardin Law, PLLC
Matthew Hardin
Matt Hardin Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice

Licensed in Tennessee since: 2001

Education: The University of Tennessee College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

Matt Hardin Law, PLLC

207 23rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203 Phone: 615-200-1111 Email: Matthew Hardin Visit website


Matt Hardin is a second-generation attorney who grew up in 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 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 currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA).  He has previously held positions as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian within the TTLA. Matt is currently a Trustee for LIFT (Lawyers Involved for Tennessee).  He is a member of the American Association for Justice, Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association and Kentucky Justice Association. 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. 

Matt has earned AV Preeminent® certification by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers® and 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 Super Lawyer and he is a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. 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, where Matt currently serves on the finance committee. 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, Grace, and Vivian.

Matt enjoys his children’s many sports activities, as well as college football, college basketball, professional tennis and the Kentucky Derby.  Matt loves boating at Center Hill Lake with his family and is always on the hunt for the perfect southern barbeque.

First Admitted: 2001, Tennessee

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2016-2017
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, President Elect, 2018-2019
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2014-2016
  • Green Hills Rotary Club, Social Chair and Member, 2007
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member, 2017-present
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Parlimentarian, 2013-2014
  • Alpha Tau Omega Advisory Board, Member and former President, 2003
  • Nashville Bar Association, Member, 2006-present
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Vice-President, 2017-present
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Board Member, 2012-present
  • Rhodes College Alumni Group, Board Member and President, 2009
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member, 2001-present
  • The Nashville Bar Foundation ("NBF") Fellows Program was established in 1991 as a way for the bar to honor its colleagues who have contributed significantly to the community. This devotion to service to the client and to the public interest is one of the hallmarks of the program. Fellows are selected by their colleagues. Each "class" of Fellows is limited to approximately 2% of the bar in Nashville., Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Eagle Scout
  • Matt doesn't believe in using past monetary results in cases as a marketing tool, or telling the media about how he was able to help injured parties recover certain amounts of money. Matt has successfully recovered compensation for a large number of clients, and have sometimes found success where other firms have failed.  Matt has tried a large number of cases during his time as a litigator.
Educational Background:
  • University of Tennessee, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2001
  • University of Tennessee, Master of Science, 1996
  • Rhodes College, Bachelor of Arts, 1994
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Legal Aid Pro Bono Volunteer, 2009
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Rotary Club Award for Outstanding Service, 2012
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Emcee for year end CLE and speaker on Proving Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases, Speaker/Author, Proving Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases, TAJ, 2012
  • Drafted petition and briefs to Tennessee Supreme Court to amend lawyer advertising ethical rules, Author, Petition to the Supreme Court of Tennessee to Adopt Changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyer Advertising, 2012
  • Spoke at CLE on the topic Finding Expert Witnesses, Speaker, Finding Expert Witnesses, Tennessee Bar Association, 2009

Office location for Matthew Hardin

207 23rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203

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