Peter P. Hardin


Counsel
phardin@ggtriallaw.com
Direct: (949) 383-2845
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Orange County

650 Town Center Drive
Suite 1700
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Main: (949) 383-2800


Peter Hardin is an experienced litigator specializing in white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation.  He has more than a decade of experience prosecuting criminal cases as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps, a Deputy District Attorney, and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney.  

After graduating from law school, Mr. Hardin served as Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps for over five years, attaining the rank of Captain.  He was lead counsel in more than 20 courts martial and administrative separation hearings, and later deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012 as a member of the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion.

Following his military service, Mr. Hardin tried 13 cases in state and federal courts as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California and a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County, California.  As a federal prosecutor, he advised agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Secret Service; Department of State; Department of Homeland Security; Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the Postal Inspection Service while prosecuting cases involving financial and government fraud, mail and wire fraud, drug trafficking, firearms offenses, and violent crimes.

Mr. Hardin graduated from The George Washington Law School.  During law school, he served as a Summer Clerk to the Honorable Judge James E. Baker, former Chief Judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  Mr. Hardin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Prior to joining Greenberg Gross, Mr. Hardin was an associate at an elite boutique litigation law firm in Los Angeles.

Representative Matters

  • Avoided indictment and negotiated a favorable single-count plea agreement for the former Chief Information Officer of a major clothing and sports accessories retail company who faced multiple potential charges for honest services wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy, and tax evasion.
  • Defended former City Attorney in state prosecution for corruption and embezzlement.
  • Defended President of a national construction company in federal prosecution for government contracts fraud.

Education

J.D., The George Washington Law School, 2007

B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2002

Clerkship

Law Clerk for Judge James E. Baker, former Chief Judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Admissions

State of California
State of Colorado
State of New York

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