Professional and Community

Serving the community—advocating for the public good.

The Hardison Law Firm believes that all attorneys have a duty to assist those members of the public who do not have access to legal representation or cannot afford it. Our attorneys stand firmly behind that belief. Hardison has represented countless pro bono publico clients. 

As a testament of this conviction, Hardison’s attorneys participate in the Memphis Bar Association “Attorney of the Day” program at the Shelby County Courthouse, wherein volunteer attorneys meet weekly with and undertake representation of clients who qualify for assistance under Legal Services Corporation guidelines. 

Additionally, Hardison’s David Cook was a founder in 2007 of the Memphis Bar Association Saturday Free Legal Clinics, which are held monthly at The Benjamin J. Hooks Central Library. Through this program, the firm’s attorneys meet with and undertake representation of all potential clients who attend, regardless of Legal Services guidelines. More than a thousand local attorneys have assisted 3,500 pro bono clients through this program. 

The firm’s attorneys also participate in the “Mediator of the Day” program at the Shelby County Courthouse and provide free mediation services to those who cannot afford to hire a private mediator. 

Hardison’s free “In-Service” seminars and lectures enable medical professionals and other groups in the Memphis area to learn more about areas like medical malpractice litigation, insurance issues and employment law and receive continuing education credit for their participation.

The firm was the recipient of the Tennessee Bar Association Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Award in 2009. Hardison also has been the recipient of numerous awards from Memphis Area Legal Services, the Memphis Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association for its pro bono publico work and its efforts to increase access to justice