Attorney W. Marc Hardesty

Education:

  • Mercer University School of Law 1989 J.D.
  • Furman University 1982 B.A.
  • Seabreeze Sr. High School, Daytona Beach, FL 1978

Bar Admission:

Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney W. Marc Hardesty
Florida (All Courts)
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF)

Legal Work Experience:

Partner, Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P.A. (1994–present)
Assistant State Attorney, Fourth Judicial Circuit (1989–1994)
Special Assignments: Homicide Division (1992–1994)
Special Assault Division (Sex Crimes) (1992–1994)
Nassau County Lead Felony Attorney (1991–1992)

Legal Associations:

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  • AVVO rating “10.0” Superb
  • “AV” Rated by Martindale Hubbell (highest rating assessing legal ability and ethics)
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (membership limited to attorneys achieving trial verdicts in excess of one million dollars)
  • Florida Bar Association, Past Committee Memberships, Judicial Evaluations, Military Affairs
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Military Affairs Committee
  • Florida Workers Advocates Association (FWA)

Military:

Jacksonville Top Lawyers W. Marc Hardesty

  • United States Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC)
  • (05) Retired, Judge Advocates General Corps (JAG)

Prior Duty Positions/Experience:

  • 174th LSO, Miami, FL
  • OIC Team 5, North Florida, South Georgia
  • Persian Gulf War, Company Commander
  • 345th CSH, Attached to 3AD
  • Company Commander, 301st Field Hospital

Military Awards:

  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (5)
  • Army Achievement Medal (2)
  • Reserve Overseas Training Medal (6)

Civic Associations/Honors:

Veterans of Influence

  • Board of Trustees, Duval County Public Library System (2013-Present)
  • City of Jacksonville Planning Commission Chairman (2010–2011)
  • Jacksonville Top Lawyers
  • Legal Board St. Johns Riverkeeper
  • Legal Board (2007–Present)
  • City of Jacksonville Planning Commission (2006–2010): Member
  • Save Our River Environment (SORE) (2003–2005): President
  • Bar Association of Mercer University School of Law (1988–1989): President
  • American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition:  National Runner-up
  • Eagle Scout 1977

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