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Michelle E. Hardin

Associate | MHardin@SMSM.com
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Michelle Hardin focuses her practice on first-party property, appeals, coverage, bad faith, maritime and other litigation, bringing her deep appellate and trial experience to each matter.

Over the course of her career, she has been involved in hundreds of matters, taking the lead role deposing plaintiffs and experts, handling mediations and successfully arguing Daubert motions, motions for summary judgment and other dispositive motions.

She has also successfully argued and won appellate cases before the Florida District Courts of Appeal.

In her free time, Michelle is a successful “super host” for Airbnb, practices mixed martial arts and enjoys creating and trading art including non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and other types of blockchain based cryptocurrencies.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, 2016 – present
  • Appellate Practice Section, Florida Bar Association, 2018 - present
  • Place of Hope, Foster Care Mentor, 2019 - present
  • Journal Committee, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, 2018-2020
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member, 2016 – 2020
  • Appellate Court Committee, Dade County Bar Association, 2018 – 2019

"Is that Claim Covered? An Overview of CGL Policies," Claims Magazine, 2017

"Workplace Culture and Best Practices in the Wake of #MeToo," FAWL Journal, 2019

Education

St. Thomas University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2016

University of North Carolina, B.A., Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2013

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida