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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Business Licensure
  • Civil Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Corporate
  • Eminent Domain
  • Intellectual Property
  • Administrative Law
Brian R. Hardy
  • Of Counsel

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Phone:

Fax:

702-856-8997

Mr. Hardy’s areas of practice include:  civil litigation, insurance defense, business litigation, formation & licensing; real estate; administrative & regulatory law; campaign & election law; First Amendment & defamation; legislative affairs; intellectual property; constitutional law and eminent domain.

Mr. Hardy returned to Marquis Aurbach Coffing after serving as vice president and general house counsel for a prominent firearms group. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hardy served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Federal District Court Judge James C. Mahan. While working for the Federal District Court, Mr. Hardy assisted the Judge Mahan in his services as Judge Pro Tempore on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California. Mr. Hardy has successfully handled jury and bench trials obtaining multi-million-dollar judgments on behalf of his clients. Moreover, Mr. Hardy has represented local, national and international clients and has filed on behalf of his clients petitions and appeals to the Nevada and United States Supreme Courts. Having served as the attorney for state and local political parties, Mr. Hardy has overseen, advised and litigated issues regarding elections, campaigns and voting rights. Beyond the courtroom, Mr. Hardy has obtained privileged and other licenses for firearms companies, restaurants, sports bars, gaming manufacturers, slot route operators and medical/recreational marijuana establishments. He has also assisted clients in proposing and opposing legislation and controls which impact their business and trade associations and presenting policy and other arguments on behalf of clients before federal, state and local regulatory and professional agencies. Mr. Hardy served on the board of a number of organizations including Easter Seals Nevada and Roseman University. Beyond the office, Mr. Hardy enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife and four children.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Business Licensure
  • Civil Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Corporate
  • Eminent Domain
  • Intellectual Property
  • Administrative Law
Past Positions
  • The Honorable Federal District Court Judge James C. Mahan, Judicial Extern
Bar Admissions
  • Nevada, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014
  • Washington D.C., 2019
Professional Associations
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Nevada, Gaming Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Nevada, Intellectual Property Law Section, Member
Education
  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Weber State University
    • B.S. - 2003
    • Major: Political Science
Honors
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012 - 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Preeminent Attorney, since 2009
  • Recognized as Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Attorney in Intellectual Property, 2015
  • Recognized as Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Attorney in Litigation, 2015
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals, 2015 - 2018
  • Mountain States Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas (MYVEGAS Magazine), 2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Desert Companion Top Lawyer (Corporate/Incorporation), 2014
  • Vegas Inc. Top Lawyers, 2013
  • Nevada Business Magazine Legal Elite, 2013
Published Works
  • Are You Secure with Your Tenant?, CCIM, July-August, 2019
  • 5 Things R.E. Professionals Need to Know About Medical Marijuana, CCIM Perspective, Sept-Oct 2014
  • Preservation of Evidence in the Digital Era, CCIM Perspective, September-October, 2010
  • The Liquor License: Never Drink Alone, CCIM Perspective, September-October, 2007
  • The Nevada Gaming License: A Gamble You Should Not Make Alone, CCIM Perspective, March-April, 2007
  • If I Were Chairman, Global Gaming Business, June, 2005
Representative Cases
  • Clark County School District v. Virtual Education Software, Inc.