Rwan Hardesty

Rwan Hardesty - Attorney

Attorney Profile

Rwan Hardesty concentrates her practice on family law, guardianship matters, probate litigation, and subrogation matters.  She represents individuals and insurance carries before state and federal courts in these areas of law.

Ms. Hardesty is a compassionate attorney who is focused on assisting her clients to plan for and navigate the litigation process while dealing with any difficulties encountered during divorce or probate.  She tailors her strategy pursuant to the client’s needs and in response to changing family dynamics caused by divorce, child-custody, post-divorce modifications, or probate litigation.  She is dedicated to delivering results for her clients and keeping them well-informed about all aspects of their case.

Ms. Hardesty is a former member of the Junior League of Dallas and a member of the Board of Directors of The Senior Source. Her experiences with these charities have provided Ms. Hardesty with insight into the inner-workings of non-profit organizations, and more specifically the need for compassionate and knowledgeable guardianship attorneys.

Ms. Hardesty is experienced in subrogation claims, including property damage, fire damage, transportation claims, insurance defense, and collections.  Ms. Hardesty aggressively utilizes her skills to recover damages incurred by her clients.

Ms. Hardesty teaches high-school students trial and negotiation skills at Cistercian Preparatory School in Irving, Texas. She  previously coached law school moot court teams at SMU Dedman School of Law and was an Affiliate Professor at UNT College of Law. Teaching and coaching helps Ms. Hardesty keep informed about new techniques and skills that may benefit her clients.

Ms. Hardesty received her J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas in 2009.  During law school, she clerked for a general civil litigation firm, participated in an externship for Former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge D. Michael Lynn, and was active in moot court, mock trial, and negotiation competitions.  Prior to law school, Ms. Hardesty earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2001 where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.  She then completed her M.S. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from San Diego State University in San Diego, California in 2007 where she graduated summa cum laude.

  • Education

    • J.D., SMU Dedman School of Law (2009)
    • M.S., Criminal Justice and Criminology, San Diego State University (2007)
    • B.A., Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2001)

  • Court Admissions

    • Admitted to practice, Texas (2010)
    • Admitted to practice, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (2010)
    • Admitted to practice, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (2011)

  • Professional Activities

    • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Junior League of Dallas, Leadership Council member
    • Member of The Dallas Foundation Pegasus Grant Committee
    • Board Member of The Senior Source

  • Awards & Honor

    • National Order of Barristers

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