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Matthew D Hardin

Matthew D Hardin

Public Safety, Government Accountability, and Nonprofit Professional
  • Environmental Law, Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Minnesota, North Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington
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Summary

When the government overreaches, you need somebody who will fight for your rights. No matter the case, I will fight for you and your rights.

From 2017-2019, I served as Greene County's Commonwealth's Attorney (chief prosecutor). My office assisted law enforcement with investigation and prosecution of felony and misdemeanor offenses, from minor traffic violations to serious felonies.

From 2014-2017, I built a practice promoting accountable government. I represented citizens' groups and individual plaintiffs who were denied access to government records and were forced to go to court to obtain them. I litigated suits in Washington DC and Virginia under the federal Freedom of Information Act, and appeared in state courts throughout the country handling similar litigation brought under state laws.

These days, I put my experience inside and outside of the government to work for individuals whose rights have been violated.

Education
Appalachian School of Law
J.D. (2014)
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Honors: Magna cum Laude
Activities: Editor, Appalachian Journal of Law Editor, Appalachian Natural Resources Law Journal
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Transylvania University
B.A. (2011) | Classics
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Professional Experience
Commonwealth's Attorney
Greene County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Pipelines and Portals: Resolving Disputes Between Owners of Fractionalized Minerals in Appalachia
14 Appalachian J.L. 115 (Spring 2015)
Three Evidentiary Approaches to "Party" Admissions by Experts
12 Appalachian J. L. 227 (2013)
Certifications
Pistol Instructor
National Rifle Association
Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor
Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 1032711
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Minnesota
Minnesota Supreme Court
ID Number: 0397178
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North Dakota
North Dakota Supreme Court
ID Number: 08212
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Vermont
Vermont Supreme Court
ID Number: 5815
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Virginia
Virginia State Bar
ID Number: 87482
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Washington
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 53772
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4th Circuit
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6th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
ID Number: 304395
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Environmental Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
  • Collections
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
324 Logtrac Road
Stanardsville, VA 22973
Telephone: (434) 202-4224