For the ranking, the journal weighed the nation's top attorneys on political clout, legal results and media presence, as well as business- and thought-leadership. Hardin qualified largely based on his results — overwhelmingly positive, despite a tendency to take on tough civil and criminal cases.
Hardin qualified based on his results — overwhelmingly positive, despite a tendency to take on tough civil and criminal cases.
"I'm honored to be named and thankful for all the wonderful people I work with who've helped get such great results for a wide variety of clients, all of whom trust us when they're involved in the most important fights of their lives," Hardin in a statement.
Hardin's high-profile clients have included former baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, who was recently acquitted of perjury charges, and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who Hardin successfully painted as the victim of a police altercation in Houston last summer, plus the estate of Texas billionaire J. Howard Marshall II and oil giant ExxonMobil.