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J. Gregory Hardman

Photo of Attorney J. Gregory Hardman



J. Gregory Hardman has been a shareholder of the firm since 2005. His law practice focuses on commercial and business litigation, real estate litigation, and local government administration and representation. Mr. Hardman handles complex litigation matters for local, statewide and national clients in healthcare, manufacturing, and real estate as well as other businesses of varying types. He regularly represents parties in disputes who are dissolving or separating from business associations. He also serves as general counsel to multiple area municipalities, special service districts and local districts. Mr. Hardman firmly believes each legal matter should be client-directed, meaning the attorney, as counselor, explains the legal and practical options for resolving a matter and the client, upon being fully informed, directs the course of action within the bounds of the law.


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D. – 1998
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • B.A. – 1994
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Speech Communication
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations & Civil Activities

  • Utah Supreme Court Ethics & Discipline Committee, Panel Member, 2017 to Present
  • Fifth District Judicial Nominating Commission, Member, 2010 to 2014
  • Utah State Bar – Spring Convention, Chairperson, 2010
  • St. George Area Chamber of Commerce – Community and Political Action Committee, Chairperson, 2011 to 2014
  • St. George Area Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors, Ex officio Member, 2011 to 2014
  • Southern Utah Bar Association , Treasurer then President, 2003 to 2005
  • LDS Family Services Advisory Board, Southern Utah Region, Legal Counsel, 2012 to 2018
  • Washington City Planning Commission, Commissioner, 2015 to 2018
  • Utah Republican Party, State Delegate, 2012 to 2013
  • Federal Bar Association, National Committee Member, 2020 to Present
  • Utah Chapter, Federal Bar Association, Board Member, 2022 to Present

Recognitions & Awards

  • Chair, Utah State Bar Spring Convention
  • Fifth Judicial District Nominating Commission, 2010-2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) – Trial Advocacy Skills, May 2007, Graduate
  • Utah Business magazine’s Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Supreme Court Ethics & Discipline Committee, 2017- Present

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1998

Representative Cases

  • Slaven v. Four Corners Health Care Corp.(Fourth Judicial District Court, Provo, Utah, April 2019) – obtained $1.9 million verdict for regional home health care company following two-week jury trial
  • Arata v. Shefco, Ltd., 2014 UT App 148, 330 P.3d 115
  • Van Den Eikhof v. Vista School, a Utah Public Charter School, 2012 , UT App 125, 278 P.3d 622, 2012
  • Kay H. Traveller Investments, L.L.C. v. Questar Gas Co., 2005, UT App 270 WL 1405500, 2005

Past Positions

  • Utah Attorney General – Public Affairs Division, Salt Lake City, UT, Law Clerk, 1998
  • United States Attorney, District of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, Law Clerk, 1997
  • Omaha City Attorney – Civil Division, Omaha, NE, Law Clerk, 1996 to 1998


  • St. George Chamber of Commerce-Community Action Committee (Member, 2010-present, Chair, 2011-2015)
  • Washington City Planning Commission, Commissioner (November 2015-July 2018)


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