Jaren Hardy is the first college graduate in her family and counts her educational achievements as some of her proudest moments.

When she was six years old, Jaren told her family that she wanted to be a lawyer for Disney. While that dream has not come to pass (yet), she enjoys her work at Hedrick Gardner defending employers involved in workers’ compensation claims. She listens to her clients and takes the time to understand their businesses so she can best defend them.

During law school, Jaren was a member of the Order of the Crown Honor Society and graduated in the top 20% of her class. Her undergrad major in psychology provides her with a unique perspective in understanding the allegations against her clients.

A Charlotte native, Jaren is passionate about giving back through community service. When not practicing law or serving in the community, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She also likes shopping, trying new restaurants, and attending Carolina Panthers football and Charlotte Hornets basketball games.

Experience And Involvement


  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Charlotte School of Law:

  • Top 20% of graduating class
  • Order of the Crown Honor Society

 University of North Carolina at Greensboro:

  • Chancellor’s and Dean’s List
  • National Scholar Honor Society
  • Who’s Who Among College Students?