Matthew Hardin

Matthew Hardin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Nashville, TN

Matt Hardin Law
 | 28 White Bridge Road, Ste 400
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: 615-200-1111
Fax: 615-200-1112
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

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 and in Kentucky. He is the owner of Matt Hardin Law, PLLC.

Matt serves as an officer on the Executive Board of Governors for the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA). He is currently President Elect of the TTLA, Chair of the Membership Committee, and serves on the Legislative Committee. He has previously served as Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian for the TTLA. 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 and now serves on the Board of Directors. Matt is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association and Kentucky Justice Association.

Matt has earned AV Preeminent® certification by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. 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. Matt 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 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 West End United Methodist Church in Nashville. 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.

About Matthew Hardin

Admitted: 2001, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:


  • 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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2014-2016
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Parlimentarian, 2013-2014
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, President Elect, 2018-2019
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Board Member, 2012-present
  • Alpha Tau Omega Advisory Board, Member and former President, 2003
  • Rhodes College Alumni Group, Board Member and President, 2009
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Vice-President, 2017-present
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member, 2017-present
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2016-2017
  • Green Hills Rotary Club, Social Chair and Member, 2007
  • Nashville Bar Association, Member, 2006-present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member, 2001-present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Legal Aid Pro Bono Volunteer, 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Spoke at CLE on the topic Finding Expert Witnesses, Speaker, Finding Expert Witnesses, Tennessee Bar Association, 2009


  • 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.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Rotary Club Award for Outstanding Service, 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of Tennessee, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2001
  • University of Tennessee, Master of Science, 1996
  • Rhodes College, Bachelor of Arts, 1994
Office Location for Matthew Hardin

28 White Bridge Road
Ste 400
Nashville, TN 37205

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Last Updated: 10/29/2018

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