Areas of Practice
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1971; Moot Court, 1969–1971; Phi Delta Phi
  • Harvard University, A.B., 1967, cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1971
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975
  • 5th Cir., 1971
  • 11th Cir., 1981
  • Fed. Cir., 1985
  • E.D. La., 1971
  • M.D. La., 1971
  • W.D. La., 1979
  • Tax, 2006
Harry Hardin, III
Of Counsel
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8170 tel
504.589.8170 fax

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Harry Hardin has practiced law at Jones Walker since 1971 and is of counsel in the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

As a trial attorney, Mr. Hardin has handled innumerable commercial cases in diverse practice areas, including antitrust, transportation, insurance, contract, patent, trademark and copyright, intellectual property, legal and accountancy malpractice, judicial misconduct, class actions, and appellate law, and he has more than 60 reported decisions. He was trial and appellate counsel in a complex multiparty toxic tort class action, which was tried for five weeks to jury verdict and involved approximately 20 reported decisions during the 10-year span of the case.

Mr. Hardin has been retained by and regularly represents railroads, the gaming industry, the entertainment and music industry, healthcare providers, trade associations, telecommunication companies, computer software companies, domestic and international manufacturers, banks, and insurance companies.

In addition to his broad spectrum of representation, Mr. Hardin frequently lectures on ethics and professionalism, and is a leader in the organized bar. From 2002 until 2014, he served as Chair of the Louisiana Supreme Court Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee.


  • Recipient of the Federal Bar Association's (New Orleans Chapter) John R. Martzell Professionalism Award (2013) - This award recognizes the attorney who best exemplifies outstanding professionalism in the practice of law.
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Real Estate, and Railroad Law (listed annually since 2003)
  • Named the BestLawyers'® 2014 New Orleans Litigation - Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Recognized in "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Litigation: General Commercial (2003–2017)
  • Listed in the 2018 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation (listed annually since 2007)
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law (8th Ed.)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell




  • "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey", June 2014, Louisiana State Bar Association ("LSBA") Annual Meeting and LSBA/Louisiana Judicial College Summer School
  • "Everything You Need to Know About Louisiana's New Advertising Rules", April 17, 2010
  • "ABA Perspectives on Practice", 2007
  • "Litigation Abuses and Ethical Guidelines for Judicial Campaigning", 2007


  • "Pitfalls for In-House Counsel"
    The Brief, American Bar Association Press, Vol. 25, No. 2, Winter 1996


  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Sections of Antitrust Law, Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, and Law Practice Management
    • Chair, Operations & Communication Committee (2007–2008)
    • Executive Committee (2007–2008)
    • Board of Governors (2005–2008); Louisiana State Delegate to the Board of Governors (1994–2003)
    • Executive Committee, Conference of State Delegates (1998–2002)
    • 5th Circuit Representative, Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary (1998–2002)
    • Nominating Committee (1996–1998); Steering Committee of the Nominating Committee (2000–2002)
    • House of Delegates, ex officio (1993–1994)
  • American Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • American Bar Insurance (Board of Directors, 2009 to date)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American Judicature Society (Board of Directors, 2003–2005)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (Fellow)
  • International Trademark Association
  • Louisiana Appleseed (President, 2008 to date; Advisory Council)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation (Lifetime Fellow; Past President; Distinguished Attorney, 2007; Chair, Bar Governance 2010 to date)
  • Louisiana Judicial College (Member, Board of Governors, 1993–1994)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Past President; Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, 2007–2008)
  • Louisiana State Law Institute (Council Member, 1994–2003)
  • Louisiana Supreme Court (Chair, Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee; Committee for Revision of Code of Judicial Conduct; Advisory Board)
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (Lecturer, 1989–1996)
  • Metropolitan Crime Commission (Board of Directors, 2007 to date)
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Lawyers Advisory Committee (1995–1999)