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Denver

555 Seventeenth St.
Suite 3400
Denver, CO 80202

Ph: (303) 534-5160
Fax: (303) 534-5161


Franz Hardy is a trial attorney with a focus on business and insurance litigation, including commercial disputes, directors and officers liability, insurance coverage, real estate, employment, and ERISA. Franz is also recognized as an accomplished professional liability practitioner with a successful record representing dozens of attorneys and law firms. Franz has tried several cases to verdict and handled many appeals in both state and federal courts.

Franz has leadership positions within Gordon & Rees, as well as local and national bar associations. As the Chair of the firm's national Diversity Committee, he is responsible for guiding the firm's award-winning commitment to diversity and overseeing diversity initiatives in its more than twenty-five offices. 

Franz is also the Immediate-Past President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado and participates on the Board of Directors for the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, a non-profit organization dedicated to diversity in the legal profession. In addition, Franz serves on the University of Colorado Law School Alumni Board, where he chairs its Diversity Committee.

Franz has frequently written and lectured on various topics affecting attorneys and the practice of law, including ethics, privileges, confidentiality, and diversity.

Admissions

Colorado
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Memberships

American Bar Association - Section of Litigation (former Co-Chair of Content Management Committee, former Co-Vice Chair Committee on Corporate Counsel, and Co-Chair of Diversity Committee)
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association (2012-2013 Nominating Committee)
Sam Cary Bar Association
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado (2012-2013 President)
Center for Legal Inclusiveness (Board of Directors 2008-2013)
Defense Research Institute
University of Colorado Law School Alumni Board

Community Involvement

Franz enjoys helping new generations of law students and lawyers have successful and rewarding legal careers. He regularly meets with students and new lawyers in formal and informal settings to assist in their career development. He also participates in a variety of speaking engagements and mentoring programs in this area. For example, Franz organized an annual “Keys to Success” program featuring advice and guidance from a panel of prominent Colorado lawyers in both public and private practice. These panels have included Colorado Supreme Court justices, in house counsel, government attorneys, and other prominent practitioners to assist law students in determining their career path. Franz has also worked with officials in Colorado’s law schools, members of local specialty bar associations, and other leading lawyers to address diversity and inclusion efforts in the legal profession.

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Education

J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 2000

  • Brownstein, Hyatt and Farber P.C. Scholarship Award
  • Kutak Rock LLP Scholarship Award 
     

B.A., Political Science, Colorado State University, 1996

  • Dean's List
     

Honors

Rising Stars® in the fields of Civil Litigation Defense, Professional Liability Defense and Employment Litigation Defense (2009-2014, Law & Politics)

Richard Marden Davis Award

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Contact

Denver

303.534.5160

fhardy@gordonrees.com

Education

J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 2000

  • Brownstein, Hyatt and Farber P.C. Scholarship Award
  • Kutak Rock LLP Scholarship Award 
     

B.A., Political Science, Colorado State University, 1996

  • Dean's List
     

Honors

Rising Stars® in the fields of Civil Litigation Defense, Professional Liability Defense and Employment Litigation Defense (2009-2014, Law & Politics)

Richard Marden Davis Award

Franz Hardy

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Practices

Franz Hardy is a trial attorney with a focus on business and insurance litigation, including commercial disputes, directors and officers liability, insurance coverage, real estate, employment, and ERISA. Franz is also recognized as an accomplished professional liability practitioner with a successful record representing dozens of attorneys and law firms. Franz has tried several cases to verdict and handled many appeals in both state and federal courts.

Franz has leadership positions within Gordon & Rees, as well as local and national bar associations. As the Chair of the firm's national Diversity Committee, he is responsible for guiding the firm's award-winning commitment to diversity and overseeing diversity initiatives in its more than twenty-five offices. 

Franz is also the Immediate-Past President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado and participates on the Board of Directors for the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, a non-profit organization dedicated to diversity in the legal profession. In addition, Franz serves on the University of Colorado Law School Alumni Board, where he chairs its Diversity Committee.

Franz has frequently written and lectured on various topics affecting attorneys and the practice of law, including ethics, privileges, confidentiality, and diversity.

Admissions

Colorado
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Memberships

American Bar Association - Section of Litigation (former Co-Chair of Content Management Committee, former Co-Vice Chair Committee on Corporate Counsel, and Co-Chair of Diversity Committee)
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association (2012-2013 Nominating Committee)
Sam Cary Bar Association
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado (2012-2013 President)
Center for Legal Inclusiveness (Board of Directors 2008-2013)
Defense Research Institute
University of Colorado Law School Alumni Board

Community Involvement

Franz enjoys helping new generations of law students and lawyers have successful and rewarding legal careers. He regularly meets with students and new lawyers in formal and informal settings to assist in their career development. He also participates in a variety of speaking engagements and mentoring programs in this area. For example, Franz organized an annual “Keys to Success” program featuring advice and guidance from a panel of prominent Colorado lawyers in both public and private practice. These panels have included Colorado Supreme Court justices, in house counsel, government attorneys, and other prominent practitioners to assist law students in determining their career path. Franz has also worked with officials in Colorado’s law schools, members of local specialty bar associations, and other leading lawyers to address diversity and inclusion efforts in the legal profession.

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