Reputation. Respect. Results.

We understand the importance of defending your rights. And when your rights are at stake, we fight to protect them.

Freedom of Information

When government fails to provide legally required transparency, we will ensure they follow the law—to the letter.

Criminal Defense

We advocate for our clients in seeking fair resolution to legal challenges. When the law is stacked against you, we level the playing field.

Political Law

From thorny fundraising issues to difficult compliance issues we counsel candidates, elected officials, and others in need.

Our Focus

Civil Litigation

The Hardin Law Office handles select civil litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. Our firm’s plaintiff-side civil litigation practice has a special emphasis on suits against the government for violations of statutory or Constitutional rights, and suits involving consumers whose rights have been violated under state and federal consumer protection laws. Our defense-side civil practice focuses on issues of free speech in the internet age, including advising technology entrepreneurs about their rights under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Criminal Defense

As a former chief prosecutor in Virginia, Matt Hardin understands the tools that the government has at its disposal to investigate criminal activity and hold wrongdoers accountable. But he also understands how those tools can sometimes trip up an honest citizen who isn’t familiar with the system. When your freedom is at stake, Matt has the experience it takes to defend your rights and protect your future.

Sunshine Laws

Government works best when it works openly. Matt Hardin has spent almost his entire career litigating requests under the Freedom of Information Act and similar statutes in courts from cost to coast. Whether you’re a journalist investigating the activities of the government, a citizen looking to find out how your tax dollars are being spent, or a business owner or member of the regulated community trying to better understand the bureaucratic challenges you face, Matt can help.

Political Law

The Hardin Law Office understands that whether you’re a citizen looking to support the candidates of your choice, or are thinking of running for office yourself, the maze of campaign finance regulations and ballot access laws can be difficult to navigate. Our firm helps candidates and interested groups comply with campaign finance regulations, and helps candidates and political parties to ensure that their names appear on the ballot.


Request a Consultation

    Thank you for visiting our website.

    Your use of this site and the information provided here is not intended to create and does not create an attorney client relationship with Matthew Hardin or the Law Office of Matthew D. Hardin, PLLC, d/b/a Hardin Law Office. It does not constitute a contract for representation by the Hardin Law Office or any of its attorneys. No attorney client relationship is intended or created until a written agreement is signed. Readers should not act or rely upon any information contained on this site and should always seek the advice of an attorney in the reader’s state.

    The materials on this site are provided for informational purposes only and are not legal advice nor should they be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. Neither the Hardin Law Office nor any of its attorneys assumes any liability for the use or interpretation of any information contained on this website.

    These materials are intended, but not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete, or up-to-date. This site is not intended to be a source of advertising, solicitation or legal advice. Under the applicable law and ethics rules, this website may be construed as advertising in some jurisdictions.

    If you are a client, remember that e-mails may not be secure.

    This firm makes no representation that it can obtain the same results as reported in cases on this site in other legal matters.

    Please be aware that contacting our firm by e-mail does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and our firm. Please do not send any confidential information or facts about your legal matter unless and until an attorney-client relationship has been established. When submitting an inquiry through our “contact us” form, you agree that we have no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information you submit to us unless we have agreed to represent you or we later agree to do so. Thus, you agree that we may represent a party in a matter adverse to you even if the information you submit to us could be used against you in the matter.