John A. Hardin

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3605 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 500
Raleigh, NC 27612

John A. Hardin
John Hardin is a partner in Manning Fulton’s litigation practice.  John represents clients before the North Carolina General Assembly and state agencies, including major national corporations, such as Allstate Insurance Company and Bayer Corporation and national trade associations such as the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and American Insurance Association.  John has represented many North Carolina associations and entities in legistlative matters, including the Insurance Federation of North Carolina and the North Carolina Railroad Company.
John also represents property owners and developers in condemnation cases brought by state and local governmental agencies.  He has experience working with clients across North Carolina.
He is recognized in  North Carolina Super Lawyers (2015, 2016, 2017) in the Rising Star Category.
John is a graduate of Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law where he served as Editor in Chief of the Campbell Law Observer. He received his undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Prior to entering law school, John spent two years serving as Special Assistant to former State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Richard H. Moore.  In that role, he served as the Treasurer's proxy on several boards and commissions.  He also traveled the state with Treasurer Moore, advising him on political and policy decisions.


  • Campbell University School of Law (J.D., 2012)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 2007)

Admitted to Practice

  • State of North Carolina, 2012

Specific Matters

  • Represented a family when DOT took 8.6 acres for the US Highway 401 by-pass.  DOT initially paid $1,342,930.  The final jury verdict required DOT to pay $4,349,837 plus interest of $761,649.54 for a difference of $3,768,556.54.  Trial occurred in Wake County in September, 2013.
  • Represented landowners when DOT took 36.6 acres from the relocation of Highway 70.  DOT initially paid $2,524,150.  Final settlement required DOT to pay $6,650,000 – for a difference of $4,125,850.  Consent judgment was entered in November, 2012.
  • Represented landowners affected by sewer easements.  Helped to mitigate damage of sewer easements on property and helped to increase initial deposit from local condemning authorities.
  • Represented landowners affected by installation of Greenways on their property.  Helped assess viability of different locations and advised clients on financial and development repercussions associated with the existence of a Greenway on the property.
  • Represented adjacent property owners in mitigating adverse impacts of nearby development.
  • Interpreted zoning ordinances and proposed uniform development ordinance changes for property owners and real estate developers.

Community Activities

  • YMCA of the Triangle
    • We Build People Fundraiser, Team Member (2008-present)
    • Community Hope, Youth Mentor (2009-2010)
  • North Carolina Bankers Association
    • Camp Challenge, Guest Lecturer (2009)
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    • Man and Woman of the Year Nominating Committee (2012)
  • Capital City Clauses
    • Immediate Past President (2014-2016)
  • Campbell Law School
    • Alumni Association Board of Directors (2014-present)





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