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E. Hardy Smith

E. Hardy Smith

  • Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice ...
  • Arizona
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Hardy Smith is a courtroom lawyer with more than 30 years of experience representing clients in state and federal courts throughout Arizona. His areas of experience include both prosecution and defense of personal injury claims, including medical malpractice and product liability; insurance law and litigation, including coverage and bad faith claims; contracts and contract litigation; employment law; civil rights; and general civil litigation. Hardy holds Martindale-Hubbell’s prestigious AV rating, awarded to lawyers who have earned the respect of their peers and who adhere to the highest ethical standards.

Hardy has represented scores of healthcare providers and other licensed professionals before Arizona state licensing and regulatory boards (including medical, dental, nursing, osteopathic, psychologists, physical therapy, naturopathic, chiropractic, behavioral health and veterinary boards). He has assisted licensed professional clients in responding to complaints filed with regulatory boards, handling matters requiring mandatory reporting, providing representation in disciplinary investigations and administrative hearings and prosecuting appeals from administrative decisions.

With the opening of his solo law practice, Hardy now offers his services as a mediator to facilitate dispute resolution in lieu of uncertain, expensive and time consuming litigation. This new role allows him to apply the legal knowledge, advocacy skills and practical courtroom experience he developed over more than 30 years spent representing clients concerning their own legal matters. His understanding of the law and the legal system, coupled with his substantial experience evaluating litigation strategies and assessing case values and probable outcomes, makes him invaluable as an effective facilitator of settlement outside the courtroom.

Practice Areas
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Insurance Defense
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation
  • Free Consultation
    I do not charge prospective clients for consulting on whether I feel they have a case and whether I am the right lawyer to represent them.
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept contingent fees in cases that are appropriate for that type of billing arrangement.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
University of Arizona
J.D. (1985) | Law
Honors: With Honors
Activities: Arizona Law Review
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University of Arizona
B.S. (1982) | Agriculture, Animal Health Science
Honors: With High Honors
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Professional Associations
Arizona State Bar
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Pima County Bar Association
Past President
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Pima County Bar Foundation
President, Founding Trustee
- Current
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AV Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Law Office of E. Hardy Smith
7887 W Pima Farms Rd
Tucson, AZ 85743
Telephone: (520) 403-8786
Fax: (877) 572-9876