For over six years, attorney Kevin Hardy represented mortgage lenders in thousands of foreclosure and bankruptcy cases in courts throughout South Carolina. Today, Kevin represents individuals and small businesses, focusing on the Midlands of South Carolina. He assists people with will preparation and estate planning to ensure their wishes are carried out upon their death. Kevin advises small business owners on the formation, purchase and sale of businesses. He also represents buyers and sellers in real estate transactions and serves as a settlement agent and title insurance agent.
After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in economics, Kevin worked as a Financial Analyst for a semiconductor manufacturing company in Austin, Texas. At the University of South Carolina School of Law, Kevin served as the Publications Editor of The South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business and was a member of the Pro Bono Board, Phi Delta Phi, and the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court. He appeared on the Dean’s List and received the 2007 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award. Following law school, Kevin served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Ralph King Anderson, Jr. of the South Carolina Court of Appeals in Florence, South Carolina.
Kevin has participated in the South Carolina Bar’s Ask-a-Lawyer program and the Young Lawyers Division’s Wills Clinics, where he volunteers his time preparing wills for law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and EMTs. He was selected by his peers as one of the Legal Elite of the Midlands, published in Greater Columbia Business Monthly, in 2011, 2013 and 2015. He co-authored an article entitled “The Matrix Decision and Its Effect on Equitable Remedies” that appeared in the December 2011 issue of South Carolina Young Lawyer. Further, Kevin was selected to the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016South Carolina Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list. Kevin is a member of the American Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association and South Carolina Bar Association, including the Solo and Small Firm Section, Real Estate Practice Section and Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section.
Outside of the office, Kevin is a member of Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church. He enjoys playing trivia and has completed a marathon. Kevin lives in Lexington with his wife, Cara, and their three-year-old daughter.