Attorney David C. Hardy is an Expert in Criminal Trial Law. He practices in the areas of Federal Criminal Defense, Florida Criminal Defense, and Florida DUI Defense.
In 2010, The Florida Bar designated Attorney Hardy a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law. Board Certification is the Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys. Less than 1 percent of Florida attorneys have reached the distinction of Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law.
In 2014, The National Board of Trial Advocacy awarded Attorney Hardy National Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law. Of the approximately 98,000 Florida attorneys, there are fewer than 20 criminal defense attorneys that are both Florida Board Certified and Nationally Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law.
The attorney rating service Martindale-Hubbell has rated Attorney Hardy AV-Preeminent. According to Martindale Hubbell, the AV Rating is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. The attorney rating service AVVO has awarded Attorney Hardy it’s highest rating of 10.0 – Superb.
Attorney Hardy attended Boston’s Suffolk University Law School where he won the Law School’s Best Oral Advocate Award, The Jurisprudence Award, and The Paul McLaughlin Memorial Prosecutor Fellowship. In 1999, he served as an intern with the United States Department of Justice. In 2000, he graduated with high honors in the top four percent of his class.
From 2000 until 2002, Attorney Hardy served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, Central America where he trained hundreds of police officers and judges in Criminal Trial Law.
For more than five years, Attorney Hardy served as an Assistant State Attorney in Tampa, Florida. As a prosecutor, he handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging from DUI to first-degree felonies.
In the Federal Courts, he has handled a wide variety of cases including international extradition, drug trafficking, bank fraud, healthcare fraud, immigration offenses, identity theft, the misbranding of drugs, and firearms offenses. He has represented clients in Federal Trial and Appellate Courts in Florida, Texas, and Georgia.